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BRM Racing Car - 243

 

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There were four racing cars produced in the mid sixties by Dinky to the same spec and scale. they were a Cooper, a Lotus, a Ferrari and this BRM. It is a BRM P57 as used by Graham Hill to win the 1962 Belgian Grand Prix on his way to wining the Drivers' Championship that year.

The BRM Racing Car (No.243) was introduced  into the Dinky range in 1963 where it remained until 1971 - when racing cars had begun to look somewhat different and Corgi were in the middle of their very good 1:36 named drivers range. It is either dark green or metallic green with a yellow engine cowl and racing number 7 the driver is white with a red or silver helmet. Of the UK issues the non-metallic green is the more desirable.

However the values shoot up when you find a South African release with Racing number 24 and a box printed in Afrikaans.

Rare South African issue with RN 24, sadly unboxed and very playworn
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