Dinky Hotchkiss enclosed streamlined car
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Originally the Hotchkiss was launched prior to WW2 and came in a number of colour schemes. The silver example above, with the red stripe and white tyres, is a pre-war example and has the correct flat wheels (no ridges). Unlike other old racers found in the Dinky catalogue (such as the Mercedes) I've never seen the Hotchkiss fitted with a base of any kind.
Measures: 97mm in length. Approximate value £20-£30 postwar, £30+ pre-war
Colour: various, solid metal hubs, rubber tyres, no driver ever fitted
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