Dinky 040b-G-3 Triumph 1800 Saloon

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This model is the Dinky 40b-G-3 Triumph 1800 Saloon in grey. This is the version with the cast rear axle pillars.

This model features a single piece cast body with separate cast headlights (often missing from the models after all these years). The body casting has two internal rear pillars that hold the axles in place (a feature of the 1948-49 casting - later issues are said not to have the cast pillars). The entire body is painted grey with the grille and headlight lenses picked out in silver. The wheel hubs are of the cast ridged variety and also painted grey. There is no interior or glazing.

The baseplate is lacquered tinplate metal with a blackish tinge. It is marked with "Dinky Toys" at the top centre, "Triumph" in the middle centre, "Meccano Ltd" at the bottom centre, and "Made in England" on three lines over the rear axle.

All wheels are black rubber with grey cast hubs.

This model was issued between 1948 and 1949.

Item: 1453