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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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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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.

 

Thunderbird 2 is go!

The Thunderbird 2 and 4 sections are now complete. It covers both the first 101 versions and the re-designed larger 106 models.

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Pictured above is the first version, which was produced in a gloss dark green colour and the very last version, produced in blue with a white plastic underbelly. It was one of Dinky’s most popular toys and sold in the millions between 1967 until 1980, after the Binn’s Road factor closed.

 

DINKY 353 SHADO 2 MOBILE

DINKY 353: SHADO 2 MOBILE

The SHADO all purpose multi-terrain tracked vehicles designed for all conditions. They are used to transport men and equipment to the site of UFO landings. They are armed with depth charges, rocket-launchers and turret mounted machine guns.

Dinky produced a version called Shado 2 and this was first released in 1971. It was initially issued in a military olive green colour, designed to appeal both as a TV and a Military toy. The last versions released from 1978 to 1980 were in metallic blue.

 

353 Green and Blue
First and last versions of Dinky 353 Shado 2

FOR MUCH! MORE! INFORMATION GO TO: UFO/SHADO 2

Dinky 103 Spectrum Patrol Car

DINKY 103 SPECTRUM PATROL CAR:

The Spectrum Patrol Car (SPC) was first produced in 1968 and was available until 1975. It was part of a range of three vehicles from the TV series ‘Captain Scarlet’ produced by Gerry Anderson. The other two models were #104 Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle (SPV) and #105 Maximum Security Vehicle (MSV). The first version of the SPC was red, true to the colour of the TV model although a later Bronze version was produced

103-variations

FOR MUCH! MORE! INFORMATION GO TO: CAPTAIN SCARLET/SPECTRUM PATROL CAR

Dinky 100: FAB 1

DINKY 100 FAB 1:

Dinky produced FAB 1, a futuristic and somewhat implausible Rolls Royce, between 1966 and 1977. This was their first TV character toy, which was hugely successful and was the ‘must have’ toy of Christmas 1966. Dinky had beaten Corgi* to the rights from Lew Grade’s ITC to produce this model and it was shortly followed by Dinky’s # 101 Thunderbird 2.

box-plus-car

FOR MUCH! MORE! INFORMATION GO TO: THUNDERBIRDS/FAB 1