French Dinky 32AB Panhard Articulated Lorry 'S.N.C.F.' Very near mint (two little marks)/in TRADE BOX (with dividers). Old shop stock from the Heart of England collection.
What a fine Dinky model this is – and surely one of the nicest to come out of the French Dinky factory. This version was produced between 1954-59, before its re-numbering to FD575 in 1959. A beautiful and unused example with a sleek deep blue finish and painted ridged wheels.
The distinctive lettering and green French map logo are perfect on one side, applied a little high on the other so the very top part of the letter ‘S’ of ‘Societe’ is not present. The original tyres are generally fine and supple although two have incurred a couple of little splits during storage.
Presented in the hard to find plain buff shopkeeper’s Trade Box complete with original dividers.
The box is clean and sturdy and looks as if has been handled only rarely.
Staples are bright. Print is strong at the lid ends. Very small split to two seams of the lid. French Dinky Quality Control stamp on the inside of the lid.