Motocart (Dinky Toys 342)

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Motocart (Dinky Toys 342)

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Model 342
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location:
Arch Two , Area 21
Classic Dinky Toys (John Durrant Collection)
Shelf 2


1949 - 1961

A Dinky Toys three wheeled green motocart with a brown tipping platform, a driver and red frame wheels, produced in 1949-61. The model was originally numbered 27g, but was later changed to 342.

Without being openly described as such by Dinky, the toy appears very similar to motocarts produced by Hertfordshire company S.E Opperman Ltd. through the 1940s. The patented "control lever" on the side is the giveaway, designed to allow control over the vehicle from outside the driver seat by a person walking alongside it.

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