By Maz Woolley
The latest model released in the Atlas Dinky series is a French Dinky Toy launched in 1959 as 24 M, then re-numbered as 530, finally being deleted fro the range in 1962. In France the toy was always made in red with a black roof. The model was also sold in the UK as 187 from 1959 in green with a white roof or red with a black one as sold in France and lasted until 1964.
The Atlas model comes with a replica of the 24 M box as shown below.
The Atlas model is a nice reproduction though the mask printing of the front air intakes falls short of the whole width of the intake unlike the original shown on various pictures on the web. The photographs below show the model as made by Norev for Atlas in China.
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