A model from the great era of Dinky
modelling in the early 60s, just spoilt by the chrome monstrosity on its
front end, there is just too much of it and it would have looked far
better with a traditional die-cast solution.
It is a model of the SAAB 96 from the mid
sixties. Originally a two-stroke with 850ccs this car ended its
production with a Ford 1500cc V4. Throughout though it was known for
performance, toughness and safety. In the early 60s it had a lot of
rallying success in the RAC Rally and the Monte Carlo.
The Dinky SAAB 96 was released in 1968 and
remained in the range until 1971. It was always metallic red and there
are no listed rare versions, however it is a sought after model and will
always demand a good price.