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