By Maz Woolley
This article was originally written for the first MAR Online site in March 2015. It is one of the items which we collected from the old site before it is was turned off. It has been adapted to the new site.
This series is made by Norev in China for Atlas. These are not made from the original moulds but are copies of the originals. The UK Atlas Dinky collection was launched in 2014 whilst the continental series ran for over three years.
157 Jaguar XK120
This Dinky casting of the XK120 Fixed Head Coupe was issued in 1954 just as the XK120 was replaced by the XK140.
Atlas have chosen to have it painted it in one of the two-tone finishes released in 1956 and produced until 1959.
The yellow and grey paint finish has been well replicated. Like all Dinky two tone finishes the colour scheme has been chosen to please the toy buyer and does not replicate an offering from Jaguar.
The reproduction box shows a different two tone scheme on each side and includes a colour dot to indicate which model is in the box on the end flap.
184 Volvo 122S
This casting was launched in 1961 and stayed in the UK range until 1965.
The original was mainly seen in red or white apart from models painted and assembled by Dinky’s South African importer which also used mid-blue and the lilac shade Atlas has chosen to reproduce.
The model has already seen in the continental range where it was painted in white.
The reproduction box is in English on one side and Africaans on the other.
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