The Reeded Edge is primarily known as a rare coin firm. But did you know that for years we were also one of the leading sellers of vintage toys and collectibles? Those of you who peruse eBay probably realize that we still have an extensive inventory of pre-1970 Dinky & Corgi models. Many of these models have been sitting idle for a decade or more. We realized that the market has changed, so we will be relisting each and every one with a lowered price and may even try a few auctions in the near future. Every one of these models was from a collection or old store stock. With the preponderance of modern reproductions in the marketplace, it is very important to stress that ALL OF THESE MODELS OFFERED FROM OUR INVENTORY ARE AUTHENTIC & VINTAGE, AND CARRY A LIFETIME AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEE. With that said, this particular model is a DINKY 164 VAUXHALL CRESTA SALOON, MINT MODEL W/ VG+ BOX! This version features a FRESH AND BRIGHT GREY AND RED PAINT CHASSIS, INCORRECT COLOR DOT AND UNUSUAL COLOR! At first glance, it appears to be some type of very rare color variant. The red over grey coloration would be, as far as we can tell, unique. But, on closer examination, the red paint has been applied over the original green paint. The kicker is that it appears to be a factory paint job, and the shade of red is correct for the model. Was this some type of experiment at the factory or a really well done after-market job? The color dot on the box clearly indicates that this model started it’s life as a grey/green version, and the underlying paint on the model is clearly green. We are selling this under the premise that it is an aftermarket paint job, but the outside possibility exists that there could be another explanation. The condition overall is MINT WITH NO SIGN OF PLAYWEAR WHATSOEVER. The matching box is PRETTY, BRIGHT AND CRISP. Condition of the box is VG+, WEAR AROUND THE EDGES AND SMALL SIGNS OF FATIGUE. A finer example of this model would be near-impossible to find. Our commitment is to provide you with quality coins and collectibles at the best possible prices. This piece is no exception. Please note, the coin and collectibles markets do fluctuate, and prices occasionally will change. In this rare circumstance, we will contact you first to verify your order.