French Dinky 519
South African version of French Dinky 519 Simca 1000. Turquoise issue. Near mint/unboxed. From A Phenomenal Collection.
One of the rarest South African Dinky models! 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 Simca 1000 is in close to mint condition with a turquoise finish and a fine silver trim, red detailed interior and shiny spun wheels.
Fine tread black original tyres (each has alight flat spot due to being in the same position for many years). Shiny base (light scratch/marking) has ‘Dinky Toys Simca 1000 Made in France Meccano’.