Appearing by end of 1949, this 8 litre engine truck, the Berliet GLR was such a hit that the same model continued to be made for 28 long years.
With a monocoque steel cabin having integrated headlamps, the design was revolutionary for her times. This model was so popular that it was voted as France’s truck of the 20th century.
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 truck model with the container was first produced in 1955 and continued to be made in France, until 1959. Today an original model will fetch up to Rs. 10,000/-.
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 bonnet and doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 2.5 x 3|
|Color||Red / Grey|