Dinky 029f-F-2 Autocar Chausson

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This model is the Dinky 29f-F-2 Autocar Chausson Coach in Ivory and Navy Blue.

The model features no opening parts, all features are cast into the body casting. At the front the destination board, headlight lenses, grilles, and stylised badge are picked out in silver as is the front bumper. The lower body is Navy Blue and the upper body is ivory. The sides show cast body lines, another stylised badge, and the lower body trim may have been navy blue but has worn from play or handling and appears silver now. On the rear the rear lights and bumper also appear to have worn. The ivory roof is shaped as if it has windows at the lower edge, but these are filled in. There is no interior and no glazing on this model.

All wheels are of the solid, cast metal type - solid one piece cast hubs with white rubber tyres on a steel domed axle.

The black painted tin base plate of this model is held in place by two machined rivets at the front, and a body locating lug at the rear. It carries the legend Dinky Toys at the centre top "Autocar Chausson" in the middle centre, and "Made In France, Meccano" on two lines at the centre bottom. The model reference number (23F) appears to the centre front.

This item was issued between 1956 and 1959.

Item: 3929