Dinky Toys 236; Connaught Racing Car

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Contrary to appearances this is actually a Formula 1 car, like its Mercedes contemporary it sometimes got a full body  shell. The name Connaught is a pun on Continental Autos, the garage in Send, Surrey, which specialised in sales and repair of European sports cars such as Bugatti, and where the cars were built. The first cars were built with this all-enveloping aerodynamic bodywork but later rebodied conventionally. In 1955, driving a Connaught in this form, Tony Brooks scored the first win in a Grand Prix by a British driver in a British car since 1923, in a non World Championship race at Syracuse.

The Connaught was in the Dinky range from 1956 to 1959. It was always pale green with painted green hubs.

This Dinky was sourced from a private collection in July 2020

 
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