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