French Dinky Toys 506 Aston Martin DB3
Aston Martin DB3 Sport by French Dinky Toys, No. 506. Near mint plus/boxed. From The Simon Regis Collection.
From the English casting of Dinky 104, the French Dinky factory made this version with concave metal wheels, a three-spoke cream steering wheel and of course, ‘Made in France’ on the base. In delightful close to mint condition; it is hard to find a mark to the vivid mid-green finish, and racing number ‘12’ (a small dot on one of the transfers). Couple of the usual little marks to the driver’s head. Issued during 1960-61.
Minor marking on the base and note the steering wheel is rather rough cast.
The deep yellow pictorial box is complete, clean and bright with no tears or graffiti. Penned cross on one non-picture side.