Details of Dinky 254 Austin Taxi
The Dinky Austin Taxi.
Featured interior detail. later versions had spun hubs. The 2 tone colour scheme introduced in January 1956. Shown in the September 1956 Meccano Magazine. Renumbered from 40h. Priced at 3/6 on the February 1961 price list.
Based on the FX3 taxi cab that was made between 1928 and 1958. The real vehicle was designed for London taxicabs, but was used in other towns and cities in the UK. Commissioned by taxi dealers Mann & Overton it was built by Carbodies of Coventry on an Austin chassis.
The original price was 3/1 . It was available in yellow, yellow/green, light blue, dark blue finish. Released as Dinky 254 in 1954 withdrawn as Dinky 254 in 1962.
Base:black painted cast base
Model features:2 tone paint, detailed interior, driver, roof light
Origin:Made in England
Wheels:cast ridged hubs, plain rubber tyres
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