South African French Dinky 554

South African version of French Dinky 554 Opel Rekord. Deep green issue Very near mint/in correct Afrikaans Box. Exceptional item from a diecast collection in South Africa. A first for QDT! QDT starting bid £1500. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.

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This item is no longer for sale, price for reference only.

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Hard to find in any condition and certainly never in multiples – we are delighted to have one of the rarest South African Dinky models for sale! Unfinished models were exported to South Africa from 1966. They were sent as castings and painted and assembled there largely as a way of getting around the laws prohibiting export of finished goods to South Africa at this time. All housed in Dinky boxes with some Afrikaans text and of course most importantly the Arthur E.Harris print on the box.
South African versions of French Dinky are even harder to find and this French Dinky Opel is in very near mint condition in a very close to mint Afrikaans box! Glossy deep green finish and a fine silver trim, light grey detailed interior and shiny spun wheels. Smooth white tyres are well-shaped. Shiny base has ‘Dinky Toys 554 Opel Rekord Made in France’.
Small raised dot on the roof (as-made).