Dinky Toys 30d; Vauxhall Car

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Dinky made the Vauxhall (probably a model 14-6) from 1935 until 1950 with a break when the factory went over to wartime production from 1941 to 1946. The base plate can be open or a solid casting, the radiator can be a shield shape or have an egg-box pattern, wheels can be smooth or ridged. Generally early releases have the egg-box grill, open chassis and smooth hubs, but not necessarily at the same time. Some early releases also have the spare wheel in the wing. The examples below have all been restored and they all have modern replacement radiator grilles, however I've included them to show the variations.

I have photograph of my sister taken standing next to one of these (in full size of course) which was owned by my grandfather. The photo was taken in the late 1940s.

Dinky Toys 30d; Vauxhall Car; Blue, Black Chassis Dinky Toys 30d; Vauxhall Car; Brown Black; Plain Closed Chassis, Shield Grille, No Spare Wheel In Wing Dinky Toys 30d; Vauxhall Car; Brown Black; Plain Closed Chassis, Eggbox Grille, No Spare Wheel In Wing Dinky Toys 30d; Vauxhall Car; Green, Black Chassis, Plain Closed Chassis, Shield Grille, No Spare Wheel In Wing Dinky Toys 30d; Vauxhall Car; Grey/Blue; Closed Chassis, Shield Radiator

Dinky Toys 30d; Vauxhall Car; Blue, Black Chassis, Plain Closed Chassis, Painted Hubs, No Spare Wheel In Wing

Dinky Toys 30d; Vauxhall Car; Brown Black; Plain Closed Chassis, Shield Grille, No Spare Wheel In Wing Dinky Toys 30d; Vauxhall Car; Brown Black; Plain Closed Chassis, Eggbox Grille, No Spare Wheel In Wing Dinky Toys 30d; Vauxhall Car; Green, Black Chassis, Plain Closed Chassis, Shield Grille, No Spare Wheel In Wing Dinky Toys 30d; Vauxhall Car; Grey/Blue; Closed Chassis, Shield Radiator
Dinky Toys 30d; Vauxhall Car; Tan/Black; Open Chassis, Shield Radiator        

Dinky Toys 30d; Vauxhall Car; Tan/Black; Open Chassis, Shield Radiator

    This photo of the car modelled by Dinky would have been taken in 1946. It shows my sister and our uncle. The car belonged to our grandfather and like everyone else he was having to make do with a battered old car from before the war. Dinky Toys 30d; Vauxhall Car; Tan/Black; Open Chassis, Shield Radiator

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