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  • Mini Dinky '66 Ford Mustang fastback

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    Lines Brothers acquired the rights to the Dinky name and created a short lived small scale line made in Hong Kong, some of the first wave of models farmed out for production. The first pancake is always a throw-away, and Lines Brothers learned some hard lessons about quality control. Whether that was their downfall, I can't say, but not long after the company folded, the rights to the Dinky brand passed to another holder, and some of the tools ended up with the Universal Hong Kong.

    Mini Dinky models are notorious for zinc pest, and partial models are easy to find. Sad really, they are nice models for the size, some of which have not been covered by others (or not until recently). There is question among collectors whether some of the models were even made. Some exist only as prototypes.

    The Mustang seen here isn't 100% accurate, but it is still a very nice representation given the era it came from, late 1960s.
    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    Very nice model, seems like it might be a rarity you were able to find one with good metal for your collection. It's neat they came with a little plastic garage.


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      I still have my Mini Dinky Mustang and so far, is showing no signs of zinc pest. It is one of three Mini Dinky's that I still have in my collection and thinking someplace buried in a box in the back room are the little plastic garages they came in.
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        I love Mini Dinky's choices for American metal - Mustang, Toronado, Riviera, Cadillac. I have a Cadillac Coupe DeVille like the one below (actually 3). All 3 suffer from metal fatigue, and my remaining one that still has the hood and trunk intact is sadly cracking and soon to be crumbling. My Nova is also missing the hood and trunk (but that happened before I acquired the car).

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        Last edited by JBH6666; 01-25-2022, 04:36 PM.