|More good quality modelling from Dinky in
the sixties, the Taxi version of the Austin 1800 Land Crab. The civilian
version was No.171. Not a bad model of a car which was very popular and
common in its day, it was just so huge inside. Nice features include
jewelled lights and opening boot and bonnet. It suffers from the usual
Dinky problems of the time of poor mask spraying of the silver trim and
the track being too narrow, otherwise a very good effort.
The Dinky Austin 1800 Taxi was released in 1965
and remained in the range until 1967. It is not listed in Ramsay but is
shown in some of the other guides and as far as I am aware there is no
particularly rare version.