Dinky 470-G-2 Austin A40 Van - Omnisport - Code 3

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This model is the Dinky 470-G-2 Austin A40 Van in Light Blue "Omnisport" livery. This is a Code 3 representation of the Dinky 473 Omnisport van reputed to have been issued circa 1957 and, as yet, no concrete confirmation of its actual issue has been made.

The model is a one piece casting with an integrated grille and headlights in the body casting that are picked out in silver. The sides carry a water-slide decal that reads "Omnisport" in large red lettering, followed by "Todo Para El Deporte" in smaller black lettering on the second line. There is no glazing.

The base plate is black painted tinplate, and is marked "Dinky Toys" in the top centre, "Austin" in the centre middle and "Made in England   Meccano Ltd" on the bottom. The base is fixed to the body via one front locating tab and one rear machined rivet

All wheels consist of ridged cast metal hubs, painted light blue, each with a black rubber tyre, fitted to steel axles.

Originally thought to have been released circa 1957, this Code 3 model was made in 2009.

Item: 67