Dinky 188-G Four Berth Caravan

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This model is the Dinky 188-G-2 Four Berth Caravan with Dark Cream upper and Light Blue lower colours.

At the front there is a chrome tow hook, that has been modified by the addition of a small hole through the front (probably due to the upswing having broken off) and a small grey plastic wheel. Above this is the front window of the caravan. The sides have cast imprints of the body trim separating the upper and lower body, a small cast air vent grille, two side windows, and the plastic rear left side door. To the rear are the rear windows and four red tail lights.two opening doors, below which is another silver bumper but no rear lights. The raised roof area sports a roof lighting hatch.

The interior is a pale tan or very dark cream plastic with seating, cupboards and dining table all visible. The glazing all round, including the roof hatch, is clear.

All wheels have one piece spun hubs with a black "rubber" tyre.

The base plate is black painted metal and is marked with "DINKY TOYS" at the front top. Below this is"Four Berth Caravan" and "Made in England, Meccano Ltd" on two lines at the bottom. The model reference number (188) is imprinted to the rear bottom behind the axle. The base plate is held in place with three machined rivets, two to the front and one to the rear.

Issued between 1961 and 1963, this was the second colour issued, and comes with the original yellow card box that was designed depicting the two different colours of caravan issued. This box has the correct colour blue spot on the end flaps.

Item: 4519