Recently I received 2 red coloured Dinky Toys 24e Renault Dauphines. One with a black license plate at the front, together with box 24e and one with a red license plate at the front, without box. Both has 24e number in baseplate. The one with the black license plate at the front appears to be earlier than the one with the red license plate at the front.
1) Dinky Toys 24e Renault Dauphine with black license plate at the front, with box 24e
2) Dinky Toys 24e Renault Dauphine with black license plate at the front, with box 24e
3) Front side: Left black license plate – right red license plate
4) Rear side: both license plate are black.
5) Left and right side.
6) Both equal base plates with number 24e.
Renault Dauphine présentation Salon de l'Automobile Paris
The Dauphine debuted on March 6, 1956 at Paris' Palais de Chaillot with over twenty thousand people attending, two days before its official introduction at the 1956 Salon International de l’Auto in Geneva.
Introduction Renault Dauphine in Meccano Magazine France Juin 1957
Renault Dauphine is a rear-engined economy car manufactured by Renault in a single body style – a three-box, 4-door saloon – as the successor to the Renault 4CV; more than two million were manufactured during its 1956-1967 production.
Along with such cars as the Volkswagen Beetle, Morris Minor, Mini and Fiat 500, the Dauphine pioneered the modern European economy-car.
Renault marketed numerous variants of the Dauphine, including a luxury version, the Renault Ondine, sporting versions, the Dauphine Gordini and the Ondine Gordini, the 1093 factory racing model, and the Caravelle/Floride, a Dauphine-based two-door coupé and two-door convertible.
Renault Dauphine Swing Axle Diagram
Renault Dauphine Drive Layout
The Dauphine used a three-box design of the ponton genre, with cargo volume forward and engine volume rearward.
There are different models issued in different colors, both by Meccano Liverpool and Meccano Bobigny. I leave that to others.
Kind regards, Jan Oldenhuis, 2 August 2018.