This car was expensive, luxurious and fast: "Speed Age magazine of July
1956 tested the Golden Hawk against the Chrysler 300 B, Ford Thunderbird
and Chevrolet Corvette, finding that the Golden Hawk could out-perform
the others comfortably in both 0-60 mph acceleration and quarter mile
times. The fastest 0-60 reported in magazine testing was 7.8 seconds,
while top speeds were quoted as 125 mph (201 km/h) plus." (Wikipedia)
It also influences a generation of Rootes Group cars. The later Sunbeam
Rapiers and the first generation Humber Sceptre take everything but the
tail fins from this car.
Dinky produced it from 1958 to 1963 in green with a cream side flash or
tan with a red side flash, both colours can be found with painted or
This Dinky was sourced in October 2020 from a private collection, it has
been repainted to a non-standard colour scheme.