So a French outfit, NOREV S.A.S., has started manufacturing Dinky reproductions (primarily of the Meccano models manufactured and sold for the French market back in the day). The models are being produced in China (of course), distributed by a British company DeAgostini Ltd., and DeAgostinin Publishing Italia S.p.A. of Italy. Both have a relationship with, or possibly are owned by, Mattel Inc. Regardless, they are producing models which are faithful to the originals. Here's their version of Dinky No. 159, the Morris Oxford Saloon:
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It arrived with a set of oversized white rubber tires, which I replaced with a black set from my bit-box. It also came with a repro box which is very nice. The one disappointment is that the trim is not painted, as it would have been on the original. I may remedy that myself with a bottle of Testors Flat Steel enamel.