Super rare playworn Dinky Omnisport A40 van expected to fetch more than £2,500

17 October 2013
imports_CCGB_dsc-0001-8-_61233.jpg Super rare playworn Dinky Omnisport A40 van expected to fetch more than £2,500
Scarce Dinky Omnisport A40 is only the second known example in existence. ...
A Dinky Omnisport A40 van is expected to cause a lot of excitement when sold by Adam Patridge Auctioneers in November. This is because a Dinky Omnisport A40 (admittedly in much better condition than this example) sold for £6,400 at Wallis & Wallis in 2009 and, at the time, was thought to be the only example in existence.

Well not any more! Alan Colcough from Adam Partridge has been in touch to let us know a playworn A40 will be sold in the 6th November sale. "It has been owned since new by a local Liverpool resident, whose aunt was a worker at Meccano, so the provenance is excellent," explained Alan. "I expect this rare model to generate much interest, as the one sold previously was thought to be the only one in existence." The A40 has an estimate of £2,500 to £3,000.

The van is rare because it is light blue and bears an Omnisport logo – a general store in El Salvador in the 1950s for which this model was made. Because an order for more models was not taken up, it remains one of the few its kind. The only other Austin A40 dinky car models in production were for Nestlé, BP and Raleigh Cycles.

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