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Details of Dinky 23G Cooper-Bristol Racing Car

Dinky 23G
 Alan Lee
Dinky 23G
Dinky 23G
 Alan Lee
Dinky 23G
Dinky 23G
 Alan Lee
Dinky 23G
Dinky 23G
 Alan Lee
Dinky 23G
Dinky 23G
 Peter Leach
Dinky 23G
Dinky 23G restored
 Peter Leach
Dinky 23G restored
Dinky 23G restored
 Peter Leach
Dinky 23G restored
Dinky 23G restored
 Peter Leach
Dinky 23G restored
Dinky 23G restored
 Peter Leach
Dinky 23G restored
Dinky 23G restored
 Peter Leach
Dinky 23G restored
Dinky 23G restored
 Peter Leach
Dinky 23G restored
Dinky 23G restored
 Peter Leach
Dinky 23G restored
Dinky 23G
 Peter Leach
Dinky 23G
Dinky 23G
 Peter Leach
Dinky 23G
Dinky 23G
 Richard Philips
Dinky 23G
Dinky 23G
 John Morris
Dinky 23G
Dinky 23G
 John Morris
Dinky 23G
Dinky 23G
 John Morris
Dinky 23G
Dinky 23G
 John Morris
Dinky 23G

The Dinky Cooper-Bristol Racing Car. Announced as new for March 1953 in the Meccano Magazine, the Cooper-Bristol Racing Car, 23G, provided a detailed model of a Formula 2 racing car, which was showing great promise on the track. Costing 2/9, the model was also the subject of a special, extended article in the April edition. The Cooper-Bristol racing car, with its driver in a white helmet and overall driver, was 3 1/2 inches long. Finished in an Ivy Green, which was described at the time as the British racing colour, twin, silver, exhaust pipes were shown in the casting on one side of the body. The race number ‘6’ was on each side of the rear cowl. The model was introduced in March 1953 and renumbered, 233, in 1954. The Cooper-Bristol racing car was deleted in 1964.

The model was based on the successful, Cooper-Bristol CB3/52, Designed by the company for the 2-litre Formula 2 Series, CB3/52 was one of two driven as a works backed entry in races in Europe during 1952-53. The Cooper used a Bristol 2-litre engine, which produced 175 bhp. During 1952, the car raced in the Swiss; Italian; Belgian; and British Grand Prix. The car also took part in the last Marne Grand Prix, one of Europe’s fastest road races. The car had a number of notable drivers, including Stirling Moss, Ken Wharton, John Cooper, Mike Hawthorn and Juan Manuel Fangio. The original price was 2/9 . It was available in green finish at 1:38 scale. Released as Dinky 23G in 1953 withdrawn as Dinky 23G in 1964.

Base:

tin plate base

Markings:

racing numbers

Model features:

driver

Origin:

Made in England

Packaging:

cardboard box

Vehicle make:

Bristol, Cooper

Vehicle type:

racing car

Wheels:

cast ridged hubs, tyres with tread

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  • Thanks to Alan Lee
  • Thanks to John Morris
  • Thanks to Peter Leach
  • Thanks to Peter Leach
  • Thanks to Richard Philips
  • Thanks to Santiago Oliver