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Police Panda Car - 270

 

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.

Cast wheels version (1969-1971)
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