Some weeks ago I was able to buy a very rare Dinky model 24g Sports tourer 4-seater. Some may know that Meccano poduced for a short period models with coloured hubs other than black, blue or silver plated. First these were described by Bob Burnett at his site 2006, a 24d Vogue saloon with green body and green hubs. I believe the model was owned by late Roger Poulet. Tony Murphy wrote a excellent article on these models in The Journal July 2013 were he showed more models.
I found my model at the famous German carboot sale for antique toys. The sports tourer has a yellow body and of course yellow hubs. The hubs are Tootsy style and only painted at outside. The first type chassis has all the features of these early models, criss cross, unpainted at underside etc. The chssis is fatigue and part of the rear mudgard right is broken. also the radiator is missing and untill I find a original, I placed a first type diamond grill replacement to make the model look better. The body is in prestine condition considering the age of the model.
Also the 23 racers had coloured hubs. Known is a white model with white hubs and a cream model with cream hubs. I have not found any 25 model with these type coloured hubs.