Dinky Toys 136; Vauxhall Viva HA Saloon; Dark Blue Metallic, Red Seats, Spun Hubs

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The Vauxhall Viva HA, a staple British saloon from the early sixties. This from the period when Dinky were making some really nicely detailed models, we're beginning to get opening features and some chassis details on the base plate too.

This is a nice example in the darker blue, however when I got it the car would not sit straight so off came the bottom plate. The problem wasn't hard to spot, one half of the front axle had come out from under the spring. This was very quickly and easily fixed and while the car was in bits I took the opportunity to give it a good clean. I decided to try fitting the base plate back on with a screw. I found a 2mm machine screw and drilled out the post to accommodate it.

This Dinky was sourced before January 2004 (when I started keeping records) from Ebay

 
Dinky Toys 136; Vauxhall Viva HA Saloon; Dark Blue Metallic, Red Seats, Spun Hubs Dinky Toys 136; Vauxhall Viva HA Saloon; Dark Blue Metallic, Red Seats, Spun Hubs Dinky Toys 136; Vauxhall Viva HA Saloon; Dark Blue Metallic, Red Seats, Spun Hubs
Dinky Toys 136; Vauxhall Viva HA Saloon; Dark Blue Metallic, Red Seats, Spun Hubs Dinky Toys 136; Vauxhall Viva HA Saloon; Dark Blue Metallic, Red Seats, Spun Hubs Dinky Toys 136; Vauxhall Viva HA Saloon; Dark Blue Metallic, Red Seats, Spun Hubs
  Dinky Toys 136; Vauxhall Viva HA Saloon; Dark Blue Metallic, Red Seats, Spun Hubs  
     

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