Dinky 179-G-1 Studebaker President

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This model is the Dinky 179-G-1 Studebaker President in Yellow with blue hubs and rear side flashes.

All detail is cast into the body. Detail cast includes the front bumper, grille and lights, the doors and door handles, the rear side "flashes", and the rear lights, boot handle, number plate, and bumper. The bumpers, front lights and grille are painted silver, the rear boot handle is in the body colour, and the rear lights are in red.

There is no interior as this model was issued before Dinky started including interiors. The glazing is clear all round.

The base plate appears to have been black painted tin plate, now has surface rust, in the centre of which is "Dinky Toys", followed by "Studebaker, President" on two lines, then "Made in England" and "Meccano Ltd" on two lines at the bottom centre. At the rear, at a right angle to the rear axle and just over where it passes, is the Dinky model number "179". The base is shaped to provide a towing slot, and is held in place by two machined rivets, one at the front and one at the rear.

All wheels are of the cast metal type - solid one piece metal hubs, painted blue, each with a separate white "rubber" tyre, mounted on domed steel axles.

This model was issued between 1958 and 1963.

Item: 3741