Dinky Toys 40J Austin Somerset Saloon

Austin Somerset Saloon by Dinky Toys, No. 40J. Very near mint/not boxed. Rare MAROON issue. A First for QDT! From The Reference Collection. QDT starting bid £150. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.

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A rare find.
This early issue Austin Somerset Saloon has a rich original maroon finish and markedly different to the bright red version issued during this period.
For comparison only, please do take a look at this maroon version when placed alongside the bright red version, also available separately at time of writing):

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This maroon version has bright red ridged wheels, generally bright baseplate with 40J cast (couple of small areas of tarnishing).

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Occasional tiny mark to the all original finish.
Smooth original tyres are well-shaped.

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