Dinky 256-G-1 Humber Hawk Police Car

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This model is the Dinky 256-G-1 Humber Hawk in black POLICE livery.

The model features no opening parts, all features are cast into the body casting. At the front the headlights, grille, bumper and number plate are picked out in silver, it should have a grey plastic aerial (missing), and above the front windscreen is a white "POLICE" sign on a roof light box. The sides show cast body lines and doors with handles. The rear has a silver bumper, red tail lights, and yellow on black number plate [PC 49].

The interior is cream plastic and comprises the front and rear seats, dashboard, and cream steering wheel. The front interior also sports a driver and passenger in Police uniforms. The glazing is clear on all windows on this model.

All wheels are of the shaped turned metal type - solid one piece spun metal hubs with a separate black "rubber" tyre on a steel domed axle.

The base plate of this model is held in place by two machined rivets. It carries the legend "Humber Hawk" at the centre top, Dinky Toys to the middle centre, "Made in England, Meccano LTD" on two lines at the centre bottom, and "[undecipherable], Nos., 1165/59, 1026/59" on 4 lines at right angles across the rear axle area.

This item was issued between 1960 and 1964.

Item: 3665