Dinky Toys 972 20-Ton Lorry-Mounted "COLES" Crane
20-Ton Lorry-Mounted "COLES" Crane by Dinky Toys, No. 972. Scarce Transition Issue. Near mint plus/boxed. With card packing insert. From The Fenman Collection.
This large and detailed Crane Truck has a vivid and lustrous orange and deep yellow finish.
Rare to come to the market place – this version bears features from both early and later issue. Metal wheels and two blue metal drivers (early features) but chevron transfers at the sides, large ‘Coles’ & chevron transfer at the rear (later features).
A bright and glossy finish which presents well.
With the realistic working features of hoisting, jib raising and slewing, it is no wonder that this truck is rarely found in mint condition! Some near-inevitable marks at some vulnerable points.
The large, deep, striped Supertoys box is bright and puncture-free.
A little edge rubbing/light handling wear and more marking to the box base underside.
Light blue card insert: