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Dinky Toys 148 Ford Fairlane. Rare South African


Available for sale from my own long standing personal Dinky collection.

Issued 1962-63

Here is a 'Diecast Gem'

This is one of the three known rare colours of the South African Dinky Ford Fairlane finished in a stunning blue shade a typical SA colour used for further models such as the MGB and Austin Healey Sprite. This is one of the very best of my South African collection  this example finished with closed front windows with a light grey interior, a black gloss base numbered 148, white 'M' tyres over silver spun shaped wheels.

Interestingly the other SA example I have in lilac has open front windows and a base with no number cast.

Condition  Almost Mint

A superb example with just a couple of tiniest marks only from mint. Rare to find in any condition but this model superb, original and with no touch-ins. An unusual to find very clean base plate with no scratches. An extremely attractive Dinky alongside the British green shades. The wheels and tyres are like new.

Box    Excellent

A great box holding very good shape with minor creases. One main end flap is supported by tape but all flaps present. A shop keepers price label poorly removed to one end with some surface loss. Still a very nice correct SA box.


Fully light tested for any obvious touch ups. None identified.

A rare model and great investment piece. South African Dinky are rising strongly in the market place.