Dinky 140A Austin Atlantic. Very rare version in scarlet red and maroon. Near mint/not individually boxed (sold from a Dinky shopkeeper's Trade Box). From The West Midlands Collection. Starting bid £450. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.
Probably the rarest of the Atlantic colours, this version in vivid scarlet red with maroon interior and matching wheels is surely one of the best surviving examples; indeed, only the third we have ever offered for sale.
This model has such a pleasing gleaming original finish! Smooth-running original tyres too.
Bright original silver trim. A few little chips as one might expect for what is essentially an unboxed model some 65 years or so old. this model would have been sold from a Dinky Trade Box by the shopkeeper.
Shiny base has some ‘spidering’.
Under the closest scrutiny, one will a couple of little extra dabs of (factory) paint.
A remarkable find, this version rarely comes to the market place.