Dinky Toys 172; Studebaker Land Cruiser
The 1947 Studebaker models were so revolutionary that it had other car builders scurrying back to their drawing boards. While other manufacturers settled for re-chroming their pre-war models, the 1947 Studebaker, touted as "First by Far with a Postwar Car", had a completely new body. The new Land Cruiser exclusively rode the company's longest wheelbase (124 in (3,100 mm)), which provided additional legroom for rear seat passengers. It featured centre-opening, rear-hinged rear doors (called "suicide doors" by some) and was powered by the larger of Studebaker's two straight-6 engines.
Dinky made the car from 1954 to 1959. From 1954 to 1956 they were a single colour with toning or contrasting hubs. After 1956 they were all two tone, Lowline (1956-1958) with the upper body colour extending down to the side trim line or Highline (1958-1959 where the upper body colour covered only the roof and upper surfaces of the boot and bonnet.