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Ford Escort Saloon Mk1 - 168

 

This is a transition product. Dinky had moved from the basic no windows hulks of the 50s, through the lightweight tin-bottomed models from the early sixties and this was Dinky going for the opening-everything Corgi-style car. However they didn't quite make it. The engineering wasn't there though nor was the modelling. This was a very attractive car at first sight - but look at the detail - especially inside and compare it with the Corgi's at the time where every dial on the dashboard was detailed - even the structure of how the centre console fitted into the dash. (Mini Marcos, Lancia Zagato). The dashboard on this is just a blank - the wheels are wrong too.

Never mind though they tried and it is still nice to look at. Shame about the windscreen, I think I might have a spare knocking about somewhere from a Police version that is otherwise wrecked.

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