Dinky 280-G Bedford Delivery Van

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This model is the Dinky 280-G Bedford Delivery Van in dark blue. This item is coded as a 280 as it uses the 3rd body casting with hatched grille and with closed rear windows as issued between 1945 and 1951.

The model features no opening parts, all features are cast into the body casting. This version uses the 3rd casting type of the Bedford van with mesh grille pattern and three engine louvers. There is no interior or glazing on this model. The front bumper, wheel arches, bonnet, radiator grille and headlights are all details molded into the body. The radiator grille and front bumper have been picked out in silver. The rear windows are recessed but filled in.

All wheels are of the shaped cast metal type - solid one piece cast metal hubs, painted black, each with a separate black rubber tyre, mounted on steel crimped axles.

There is no base plate on this model, but the underside of the roof bears the legend "Dinky Toys" at the centre top, "Made in England" in the middle centre, and "Meccano Ltd." at the centre bottom.

This version was probably made between 1945 and 1951 due to the rear windows having been filled in.

Item: 4046