Dinky Toys 989 Car Carrier 'Auto Transporters'
Car Carrier 'Auto Transporters' by Dinky Toys, No. 989. Very near mint/boxed. Very scarce U.S. export issue in gold and cellophane export box from The Bickley Collection. One of the best we have ever seen. Starting bid £1000. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.
This rare export issue was made between 1963-65 and sold in the U.S.
Striking colour combination of pale grey, deep metallic blue and lemon with red plastic wheels and complete ‘AUTO TRANSPORTERS’ lettering on both sides. In very close to mint condition with barely a mark! The cog on the underside of the model works to lower the upper deck. Bright metal parts.
A spectacular display piece!
One of very few we have ever offered for sale in this export gold card and cellophane box. Such a fragile box to hold this Dinky heavyweight! Not surprisingly these boxes sustain some wear – however this box has fared better than most. Colours are excellent throughout. The original cellophane has a tear whilst the deep gold card is remarkably tear-free. A little minor wear to the card including edge ruffling/light rubbing in places. Residue of the original tape which held the box closed. Period price label.