Dinky Toys 161 Austin Somerset Saloon
Austin Somerset Saloon by Dinky Toys, No. 161. Scarce cream & black issue. Early issue with smooth tyres. Very near mint/boxed. From The Woodford Green Collection.
This is the sought after late two-tone issue made towards the end of the run 1956-59. In authentic and original condition throughout with a pleasing lustre to the paint finish. Correct that this early issue does not have the rear light detail or silver numberplate. Correct smooth tyres are well-shaped.
Scarcely a mark to the paint finish. None of the usual rubbing to the roof.
The box is complete and bright. Crisp, with lots of end flap spring. Correct two-tone colour spot. A little grubbiness and light wear.