Dinky Toys; Morris Mini

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Compare this to the Dinky Mini Clubman - with which it appears to share some modelling, this being an earlier release - the wheels look so much better as spun hubs than Superfast. The quality control seems better on the earlier Mini too. However it suffers from the same problem of lack of good detailed modelling especially on the interior when compared to a Corgi.

It was fun to make it an automatic too - although I think some of the Dinkys were not. However one thing Dinky were always bad at was getting the model detail right. The automatic is an original Mini Mk1 - from the early years, 1959 to 1966 when the Mini Mk2 came out with the new shape grille and squared-off tail-lights - alongside wind-down windows and the sorted out gear shift plus a hundred other improvements. So why put a 1969/70 reg on a model of a pre 1966 car?

The Mini Automatic was plain red, metallic red or metallic blue. The Cooper Police version has either spun hubs or Speedwheels. The boot detail can be cast in or done as a transfer.

There was another version, Stripey the Magic Mini as featured in a comic strip called Candy & Andy. It is seriously rare and if found with all its figures is valuable.

Dinky Toys 107; Austin Mini; Stripey The Magic Mini, Candy & Andy Comic Strip Dinky Toys 183; Morris Mini; Automatic, Blue Metallic Dinky Toys 183; Morris Mini Automatic, Metallic Red, Black Roof Dinky Toys 183; Morris Mini Automatic, Red With Black Roof Dinky Toys 250; Mini-Cooper Police Car; White, Spun Hubs, Cast Boot Detail

Dinky Toys 107; Austin Mini; Stripey The Magic Mini, Candy & Andy Comic Strip

Dinky Toys 183; Morris Mini; Automatic, Blue Metallic Dinky Toys 183; Morris Mini Automatic, Metallic Red, Black Roof Dinky Toys 183; Morris Mini Automatic, Red With Black Roof Dinky Toys 250; Mini-Cooper Police Car; White, Spun Hubs, Cast Boot Detail
Dinky Toys 250; Mini-Cooper Police Car; White, Spun Hubs Dinky Toys 250; Morris Mini Cooper; Police, Speedwheels      

Dinky Toys 250; Mini-Cooper Police Car; White, Spun Hubs

Dinky Toys 250; Morris Mini Cooper; Police, Speedwheels

     

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