Dinky Toys 161 Austin Somerset Saloon

Austin Somerset Saloon by Dinky Toys, No. 161. Powder blue issue with BLUE-GREEN WHEELS. A First for QDT. Very near mint/unboxed. From The Berlin Collection. Starting bid £150. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.

Price: £350.00

This item is sold.

Notes

Re-numbered from 40J in 1954, this Austin Somerset Saloon Dinky model has a pleasing powder blue finish and a most curious find – this model has distinctive blue-green wheels!

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Paint finish is very close to mint. Extra sweep of blue paint to the front bumper ( and we note that other examples have had this treatment, so we must assume factory).
For comparison only, please do take a look at this model when placed alongside another. This model is in the foreground:

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and the wheels are noticeably different on this version, especially when placed alongside the ‘standard’ version:

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