Investigator Car and Boat

If you own a Dinky 602 Armoured Command Car and a 674 Coastguard Amphibious Patrol Boat nows the chance to get your hands on the ‘real’ thing.

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These two models were based on props to be used in a Gerry Anderson series ‘The Investigator’,  which made it to a pilot but nowhere else. Dinky had jumped the gun on this one and got in early but were then left with two models that would be redundant before they were even released. The Dinky design boffins remodelled both and came out with two modified designs, the Armoured Command car and the Coastguard Boat which were then released a stand alone toys. The former model claiming it was ‘designed by Gerry Anderson.’

The original props are up for auction on 10th October 2018 at the toy museum based in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex where they are currently on display.

THE INVESTIGATOR CAR:

An original film prop for the ‘The Investigator’ a six-wheeled car, designed by Reg Hill for Gerry Anderson pilot series in 1973 and manufactured by Space Models of Feltham, fitted with a Honda 50cc engine and radio controlled, 221cm long,together with a copy of the Meccano blueprint design, for the ‘Investigator’ Car

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THE INVESTIGATOR BOAT:

An original film prop for the ‘The Investigator’, a speed boat, designed by Reg Hill for Gerry Anderson pilot series in 1973 and manufactured by Space Models of Feltham, fitted with a swivel cannon, this would have been towed for the live action sequences,250cm long, together with a copy of the Meccano blueprint design,
for the ‘Investigator’ Boat.

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SOURCES:

Auction listing:

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/sworders/catalogue-id-srswo10293/lot-5773568b-c90f-4d86-b725-a95e011690ec

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/sworders/catalogue-id-srswo10293/lot-98d19706-39b0-473a-ae0d-a95e011690ec

House on the Hill Toy Museum:

http://www.stanstedtoymuseum.com/

 

 

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