Saturday 14 March 2015

“Dinky Toys” Number 255. Land Rover - Mersey Tunnel Police. 1:42 Scale

This is a vintage die-cast model of a Land Rover Short Wheel Base car, in the red and silver livery of the Mersey Tunnel Police Division., in white and orange police livery, complete with a policeman figure.

Made in England by Dinky Toys from 1954 to 1959, and complete with original cardboard box. This is an early model, with red, ridged wheels and smooth tyres

Condition as per photographs - The vehicle is in overall good condition for its age. there is some wear to the paintwork, but the diecast itself is undamaged, making this a great restoration or Code Three project Would benefit from a sympathetic clean. The cardboard box show some signs of wear and handling.

This is one of a very diverse and eclectic collection of model vehicles, kits and accessories currently being listed on behalf of a well-known West Country collector and expert in the model trade. The collection covers numerous genres, scales and brands, and contains many early, unusual and rare items.

Disposal of these is likely to take several weeks, and all will be sold on ebay. If you are a collector, then please keep an eye on this site. Batches of others will follow, with several new items being listed on a daily basis.