It was in 1958 that Berliet introduced the GAK 5 (with petrol engine) and GAK 19 (with diesel engine) models. With the interior of this model designed by famous French-born American designer Raymond Loewy, this model was available with cabover design as well as tilting-type. Another option of having the sides in wood or steel was also given.
This metal scale model is a rendition of the original DINKY TOYS, a brand first sold in 1934. The manufacturer has tried to recreate the old-world magic by retaining the same features on each metal model as well as its box.
This particular model Tow Truck in orange colour was produced in France only once, in the year 1971. Today the original model will set you back by Rs. 22,000/-.
Dinky Toys were sold in India until 1955 when they were imported. Then in 1963 Meccano (owners of the brand) sold their factory to a firm in Calcutta called S. Kumar & Co. who started producing them locally. But because the finishing of these products were so poor they were sold as NICKY products.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||5 x 2.5 x 3|