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This model is the Dinky 40e-G-3 Standard Vanguard in Maroon. This item is a Code 3 item that has been repainted to represent the very rare version of the model.
This model features a single piece cast body with all detail cast into the body casting. The entire body is painted maroon with the grille and headlight lenses left unpainted. There is no interior or glazing.
The baseplate is black painted tinplate metal. It is marked with "Dinky Toys" at the top centre, "Vanguard" in the middle centre, "Made in England, Meccano Ltd" at the bottom centre. The model number does not appear on the base. It is held in place by three aluminium rivets.
All wheels have black rubber tyres with maroon hubs. The rear wheel hubs are of the original cast, ridged variety and are painted maroon. The front hubs have come from a different model and appear to be spun metal, over-painted maroon.
This model was created circa 2010.