Dinky 103-J-2 Spectrum Patrol Car

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This model is the Dinky 103-J-2 Spectrum Patrol Car in metallic red. It has the Spectrum logos on both doors. I have coded it a J-2 although the references state that version has a cream base and CREAM interior as I believe this to be wrong, never having found or seen a cream interior version of the model.

There are no opening parts on this model. It comes (originally) with a white aerial on the roof (missing from Item 884 pictured). The model comes with a sparking mechanism at the rear under the blue plastic glazing that is operated from a sprocket fixed to the rear axle that turns as the wheels go round.

The interior is a yellow plastic vacform with a left hand drive black plastic steering wheel. The glazing is clear at the front and blue opaque at the rear.

All wheels are of the shaped type - solid one piece metal hubs with a black "rubber" tyre.

The base plate is white painted metal and is marked with "MECCANO LTD MADE IN ENGLAND" at centre top, DINKY TOYS SPECTRUM PATROL CAR in the centre middle and MADE UNDER LICENCE FOR CENTURY 21 TOYS LTD at the centre bottom. The number 103 appears on a raised portion of the base plate behind the rear axle. The base plate is held in place with a single self tapping screw at the front and a wide pin that fits into the body at the rear.

This model was issued between 1974 and the end of 1975.

 

Item: 884




This model is the Dinky 103-J-2 Spectrum Patrol Car in metallic red. It has the Spectrum logos on both doors. I have coded it a J-2 although the references state that version has a cream base and CREAM interior as I believe this to be wrong, never having found or seen a cream interior version of the model.

There are no opening parts on this model. It comes with a white aerial on the roof. The model has a sparking mechanism at the rear under the blue plastic glazing that is operated from a sprocket fixed to the rear axle that turns as the wheels go round (no longer operational on this model).

The interior is yellow plastic vacform with a left hand drive black plastic steering wheel. The glazing is clear at the front and blue opaque at the rear.

All wheels are of the shaped type - solid one piece metal hubs with a black "rubber" tyre.

The base plate is a creamy white painted metal and is marked with "MECCANO LTD MADE IN ENGLAND" at centre top, DINKY TOYS SPECTRUM PATROL CAR in the centre middle and MADE UNDER LICENCE FOR CENTURY 21 TOYS LTD at the centre bottom. The number 103 appears on a raised portion of the base plate behind the rear axle. The base plate is held in place with a single self tapping screw at the front and a wide pin that fits into the body at the rear.

This model was issued between 1974 and the end of 1975.

 

Item: 2853