Dinky 353 SHADO 2 Mobile. PANELLED ROOF, YELLOW interior, brown rollers. Scarce. Very, very near mint/boxed. 1st issue in pictorial card box. Complete with Instruction Leaflet and inner packing card. From The Exclusively Gerry Anderson Collection.
Complete and authentic throughout, this SHADO 2 Mobile has an original military green finish (so often included in some military Dinky collections). Yellow interior, and a pale green base. Version with a panelled roof. Perfect fresh ‘SHADO 2’ labels on both sides. Bright silver firing mechanism. Smooth running silver tracks on brown rollers. Inspired by the Gerry Anderson UFO t.v. series, this model has a slick flip-over roof mechanism which reveals a formidable rocket just waiting to be fired! Complete with spare missile.
Virtually mint condition.
Later issues of this model came in the rather unsatisfactory bubble pack style of packing (especially unsuitable for this model, given its weight). This early issue (1971) comes in the detailed, colourful card box which is complete and bright. Light wear/grubbiness and a couple of very small tears. Nice to see that this example comes complete with both the inner card packing piece and the most elusive* Instruction Sheet* for the firing mechanism.
A nostalgic treat for Gerry anderson fans!