French Dinky Toys 1414 Renault 8 Gordini
Renault R8 Gordini by French Dinky Toys, No. 1414. Near mint plus/boxed, with transfer slip. Box version with red strip. Scarce model from The Fenman Collection.
A striking French Dinky Renault model – and one that does not seem to come up for sale that often!
Finished in a distinctive shade of mid-blue with white stripes and untarnished concave wheels. Original ‘Dunlop’ tyres (fine tread) are well-shaped. Complete with driver, all four jewelled lights and bright silver trim, white strip.
Little nick to the edge of the boot stripe.
Nice to see that this item comes with the sheet containing the racing numbers and some of the number-plates/labels. Some labels applied. Couple of small chips on the driver’s side front wing.
The pictorial box with red strip at end flaps is complete and vividly-coloured. Light ‘foxing’ visible on the white background. Residue from a price label or similar on an end flap. Minor age wear besides.