Editions Atlas: Dinky 551-H-1 Ford Taunus 17M "Polizei"

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This model is the Editions Atlas Dinky 551-H-1 Ford Taunus 17M in dark green and white "Polizei" livery.

There are no opening parts on this model. All detail is cast into the body casting such as the bonnet, grille, headlights, doors, handles, badges, rear lights and front and rear bumpers. The car is adorned at the front with a silver painted bumper, grille, and headlights. At the rear it has silver painted bumper, red tail lights, and silver number plate. The bonnet, side doors and boot all carry "Polizei" decals. A blue plastic roof light, set int oa chrome mounting, sits to the front of the model.

The interior is grey plastic with a black left hand drive steering wheel set into the dashboard, and the glazing is clear.

All wheels appear to be one piece, solid, spun hubs with a separate black rubber tyre on steel domed axles. The model has both suspension and front wheel steering.

The base plate appears to be black painted, tinplate metal and carries the legend "Made in China" at the top centre, "Dinky Toys, Ford Taunus" on two lines in the middle centre, and "Editions Atlas © Mattel" at the bottom centre. Forward of the front axle is the model reference "559" (the sedan version reference number, not 551 as is correct for the Polizei model) and over the front axle is the scale and year reference "1/43-62". To the rear of the rear axle is "BTE" on one side ofthe rivet and ""S.D.G.D." to the other side of the rivet. The base is held in place by two machined rivets, front and rear.

Exact issue date is unknown but thought to be circa 2015/2016.

Item: 3305