BACKGROUND: The Frank Hornby Firm, that was best known for their electric trains, began to make scale models named Modeled Miniatures, as accessories for their train platforms. These models were made in 1:43 scale to match the scale of their train sets. In 1934 the name was changed to Dinky Toys and they were made both in England and in France. Production was halted during WW2 and the first post war Dinky Toy produced was a Jeep. In 1954 the British change their numbering from a two digit plus letter code to a three digit code with the 600 series dedicated to military vehicles. Early post war Dinky Toys had metal hubs with smooth rubber tires, in the mid 50's treaded tires were introduced and by 1972 plastic tire were being used.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: An olive green alloy cast replica of a Ferret Scout Car Mk1 that was developed in 1949 by Daimler as a replacement for the "Dingo". The model is about 31/4" long, 1 3/4" wide and 1 1/4" high with plastic wheel and a side mounted spare. The riveted bottom plate is embossed "Dinky Toys", Ferret Scout Car", "Made in England". Although it is not marked the model number is 680. It is great condition with only some minor wear to the edges and a small bend to one side of the bottom plate. The plastic tires date the manufacture to early 70's.

GRADE****1/4                             PRICE $40.00

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