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Can't tell for sure, but it looks like the A pillars are missing on the Ford?
Not sure how accurate the headlight area is, but it's still really cool.
Both are way cool!!!
I just checked ebay and it looks like its not supposed to have the pillars. I noticed all that were listed have the white steering wheel. This one is black, wonder if its a rare variation?
 

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I just checked ebay and it looks like its not supposed to have the pillars. I noticed all that were listed have the white steering wheel. This one is black, wonder if its a rare variation?
Hmm, very interesting on both counts. Actually quite strange on the first. Never seen no pillars where the 1:1 has them, ever. Bizzare even.
I suggest posing the steering wheel question to Mick. SMS88 is his name here on HT and is a moderator on http://vintage-british-diecasts.lefora.com/
. Mick or someone else on VBD will probably know.

In my Dinky book written by Mike Richardson in 2001 puts its value at $45-$60, but only shows a pic with the white steering wheel and makes no mention of any variation of this casting or many others.
Dinky seems like a poor mans Corgi in a way. The book illustrates all(?) the castings and about 50% seem to be of dubious proportions, but both seem to be equally prolific. 1/43 Lesney and Corgi castings look much better over-all, but all three seem to have trouble representing American subject matter, Lesney less so.
 

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That Ford GT is one of Dinky´s better British made efforts.The quality and design of Dinky Toys made in France was better than Corgi however the British made ones used 1930s casting technology and were often too slab sided and ignored some curves on many cars.The Citroen is a bit too small to sit right with normal 1/43 cars but it does have excellent suspension and a neat opening rear. Corgi made many oddly scaled toys in the early 1960s.
 
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