With all these (semi-) vintage casts I’ve seen recently (for example Matchthebox’s, Small Scale Sydney’s, the Godfather of all that’s over 20 years of age, Fintail and even Herr Tinfoil seems to get the hang of it) it’s about time I’m joining the fun. Little use of dioramas here though as these look a bit too modern on this one.

This is, like SSS’s, a re-make. The Atlas Dinky collection is produced by Norev (in China) for the Éditions Atlas Group. This all is done under licence from Dinky brand owners Mattel. All are reproductions and are not produced using original Dinky moulds though.

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As the box says “with windows” it has both a windshield and a rear window. No interior though. The glazing is a bit too much for this one if you ask me, especially with that non-existing interior. I love the color and the wheels/tires: truly vintage!

It is easily identifiable as a 356A with it’s single grille on the back so Philipilihp can take a deep breath. And relax.

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Back in the days Dinky did the exact same color combo (cream with blue wheels), 27% of the Dinky 182 produced. There was an even more popular combo though: Blue with cream wheels. The one displayed on that box, 31%.

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As I said it comes in a box and is accompanied by a leaflet with information on the 356 and a certificat d’authenticité. To prove it is genuine, not some Chinese copy. Haha.

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I got this one in an online auction with a bunch of other, mainly German repro Dinky’s. I didn’t pay that much, otherwise I probably would never have gotten this one as it ain’t my primary focus. Now I have it I totally get the appeal some have for the vintage stuff. Want to know what a real one would set you back? What about 150 euros?

Doesn’t work for me with a detailed diorama.

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They’re nice cars for display I suppose, I’m sure this one will find it’s way to a cabinet somewhere in the house. Das war es wieder für heute. Tschüss!