Dinky Toys 100 Lady Penelope's FAB 1
Lady Penelope's Fab 1 by Dinky Toys, No. 100. Scarce fluorescent pink issue. Version with spun wheels. Near mint plus/boxed (all-card box). With both functioning mechanisms. From The Marc Mulvale Collection. Starting bid £500. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.
This unmistakably fluorescent pink version was produced a little later than the standard rose pink issue.
In close to mint condition with an all-original paint finish, this model has a clear sliding roof, and both figures of Parker (driving) and Lady Penelope ensconced amidst the luxurious gold seating. Version with shaped spun wheels with raised centre point.
None of the usual marks to the clear sliding roof which functions well. Very pleased to say that the bonnet emblem is intact. Fab 1 number plates are complete front and rear, although showing a little wear. Six jewelled headlights. Occasional little mark to the paint finish.
Front rocket fires as do the rear harpoons.
The colourfully illustrated card plinth is clean bright and complete with both pull-out tabs intact.
A little minor wear & tear at a couple of wheel slots. Printed WARNING notice at the reverse of the plinth as well as the Instructions on how to fire the rocket and missiles.
Includes four original harpoons and two front firing rockets.
Both functions have been tested and work well.
The outer box has vivid colours on bright, complete card. Repaired tear to the tuck-in returns of one large end flap (always vulnerable), the other has a very small tear. A little light handling wear besides.