Friday, June 16, 2017

#821 DINKY TOYS – VOLKSWAGEN DE LUXE (1972)


Dinky Toys released the Volkswagen 1300 Sedan in 1965 with reference 129. The car was plenty of detail, had practicable parts, two-part wheels with metallic hubcaps and plastic tyres.


After several years selling it, in 1972, the model was update with plastic “superfast-type” wheels, and it kept selling for a few years more (unitl 1976). There are two versions with plastic wheels, being this one the newer one. That is the model I present here today.


The box in which it was sold was also modified. The original one is the classic yellow base and transparent cover, while the newer model came in the box with black base and transparent stretched cover.


Almost all models I have seen of this are painted blue, but other rarer colour exist.

The model still has all practicable parts, jewel headlights and nice details, like the license plate stickers, but it is not so nice anymore. However, being an iconic model of th history of automotion, it is a nice collectible.




FACTS AND FIGURES
  • Name: VOLKSWAGEN 1300 SEDAN/ VOLKSWAGEN DE LUXE (Nr. 32)
  • Scale: 1:64
  • Year: 1972
  • Company: Dinky Toys (Great Britain)
  • Size: approx. 9 cm

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