Rare Ed Straker’s car up for grabs!

QDT Auctions are auctioning off a rare red plastic 352 Ed Straker’s car.

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QDT Auctions

The model was composed of entirely of plastic and was a  pre-production item for a range of lower priced models being considered by  Dinky. It was not a pre-production model for the die-cast 352 Ed Straker’s Car version released in 1971.

The model was same size as the die-cast version with a pale blue interior and speed wheels. It had a black plastic base.

Some catalogues incorrectly list this model as a die-cast variation rather than a plastic prototype.

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QDT Auctions

Other Gerry Anderson related vehicles produced as plastic prototypes were the

103 Spectrum Patrol Car and the 106 Thunderbird 2.

A warning though, you will need deep pockets to have this sitting on your Dinky shelves!

UPDATE: This went for £500 – which is not unreasonable.

 

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