|Panda cars were the latest thing in the
late sixties, get that bobby into a car and off his old fashioned
bicycle, how things change. This is a nice model of the Mk1 Escort in
Police Panda car livery. The doors, boot and bonnet all open however it
is at the cost of some accuracy of modelling, to make it strong enough
things like the door sills are fare too thick.
The Dinky Police Panda Car (270) was released
in 1969 and remained in the range until 1977. The first cars had cast
wheels taken from Spot-On which had by this time been absorbed into
Meccano, the parent company for Dinky Toys. In 1972 the wheels were
changed to Speedwheels. These are the only two variations and the cast
wheels ones are slightly more sought after than the Speedwheels version.