Healey sports boat on trailer (Dinky Toys 796)

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Healey sports boat on trailer (Dinky Toys 796)

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Arch Two , Area 21
Classic Dinky Toys (John Durrant Collection)
Shelf 9
1960 - 1962

A Dinky Toys "Healey Sports Boat on Trailer", Model 796.

The model has a mid-green body and cream hull, complete with orange trailer and its original yellow illustrated box.

It was manufactured in England between 1960 and 1962.

Meccano Magazine description, September 1960

Jaunty Sports Boat To Tow behind Your Models

Latest addition to the series is No.796, Healey Sports Boat on Trailer ...

... Designed by Healey Marine Ltd. of Warwick, the prototype of this splendid little craft has a hydroplane hull and teak-faced deck. It is designed for speed and styled for looks and is powered by an inboard 1 1/2 litre BMC overhead-valve engine developing 55 b.h.p. at 4,000 r.p.m. It holds five people in comfort. Length of the actual boat is 14 ft. 9 in. and it has a beam of 5 ft. 6 in. The craft provides stable speed -- as much as 34 m.p.h. -- and can be used as a ski tow.

The Dinky Toys model is mounted on a trailer which is basically triangular in shape with two large wheels, shielded by mudguards, at the back, and at he front, a small wheel centrally mounted on the chassis frame just behind the towing hook.

The model has bright green decking and cream hull, and is fitted with imitation steering wheel and wind shield. It is a twin cockpit craft. One appealing feature is that the sports boat, which is easily removed from the trailer, does actually sail. The model can be towed behind any Dinky Toys car which will haul the popular No. 190 Caravan. ...

Advert, "A new Dinky Toys Trailer and Boat", 1960

Dinky No.796 - Healey Sports Boat and Trailer, Sept 1960

Hitch this new trailer to any standard Dinky Toys passenger car and you're away to the sea. The boat is detachable from the trailer; it's made of strong plastic, so it floats.

Length 4 1/4 in. UK Price 3/3 (inc tax)