Five toy cars to collect if you are missing the joy of the open road03 April 2020 Thoughts of a long drive on the open road are not realistic for most of us right now, sadly, but you can indulge your love of cars in miniature versions thanks to the sale on April 6 held by Lewes auction house Wallis & Wallis.
Among the lots available in this online-only Toys and Models Auction are car toys from well-known manufacturers such as Corgi, Dinky and Matchbox, sold singly or in groups, some boxed, others not, at a wide range of price points.
Pictured above and below are five options to keep you going while the UK starts out on the long road to recovery.
The 007 DB5
Also missing James Bond now that the latest instalment has been postponed? Try bidding for this rare Corgi Toys James Bond Aston Martin DB5 (270), pictured top. It is catalogued as a Red-Spot wheeled example in metallic silver with red interior, with a note that just a few red spot examples are known to exist and that “this unboxed model was purchased from Mike Tottle (ex Mettoy)”.
Estimated at £800-1200 at Wallis & Wallis, you can bid for the Corgi Toys James Bond Aston Martin DB5 via thesaleroom.com
Also from Corgi, and even featuring a St Bernard rescue dog, is this scarce Corgi Toys Citroen Safari Alpine Rescue Car (513). In white and red livery, light blue interior, ALPINE RESCUE labels to bonnet and sides, sledge, skis and poles to roof, with original dog and handler figures. It is boxed with the plastic window replaced. Vehicle described as mint.
View the Corgi Toys Citroen Safari Alpine Rescue Car, guided at £175-225 by Wallis & Wallis, at thesaleroom.com
Alfa Romeo at the races
From another powerhouse of the vehicle toys world comes this rare Dinky Toys Alfa Romeo Racing Car (232). In red, RN8, it is an example with red plastic wheels and grey tyres, and is in a late style box, with some light wear overall. The vehicle is catalogued as mint and the estimate is £100-150.
You can bid for this Dinky Toys Alfa Romeo Racing Car at Wallis & Wallis on thesaleroom.com
Another Dinky Toys product, this Bristol 450 Sports Coupe is estimated at £60-80. In dark green with mid green wheels and black tyres, RN27, it is boxed, with “minor wear” and the vehicle is described as mint.
To bid for the Dinky Toys Bristol 450 Sports Coupe on offer at Wallis & Wallis, visit thesaleroom.com
Blaze of glory
Estimated at £30-50, this Matchbox Series No 55 Ford Galaxie Fire Chief Car comes in red with a white interior and comes boxed (“minor wear”). The vehicle is catalogued as mint.
The Matchbox Series No 55 Ford Galaxie Fire Chief Car can be viewed at thesaleroom.com