Dinky 80b-F-2 Hotchkiss Willys Jeep

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This model is the Dinky 80-F-2 Hotchkiss Willys Jeep in drab olive. This item has a homemade reproduction box

There are no opening parts on this model and all detail such as grille, lights, bumpers, shovel, jerry can, and seats is cast into the body. The vehicle is adorned with silver painted headlight lenses to the front, and red lights to the rear. The front wind shield is olive painted tin.

There is no interior or glazing on the model, the seats being part of the body casting and the left hand drive steering wheel (olive) being a separate wire form attached to the "dashboard". The driver's seat (left) has a locating hole to position the missing driver.

All wheels are one piece, solid, olive painted metal hubs, each with a black rubber tyre, on domed steel axles which pass through the body casting. A spare tyre is mounted on a hub to the rear of the vehicle.

There is a short, black tin base plate under the engine area which is marked "80B, Jeep" on two lines, just behind the front axle. The underside of the body casting carries the legend "Dinky Toys, Made In France" on two lines in the centre of the underside, and "Meccano" just to the front of the rear axle. The underside also has a short cast exhaust system and a tin towing hook has been fitted at the rear.

This item was issued between 1958 and 1959.

Item: 3983