A good friend and fellow Dinky collector/restorer sent me the two photos shown below. This is a Riley Saloon, which he bought on eBay, with the intent to restore. The second photo shows it restored, along with another vintage Riley, also restored in the same color. Notice that the first one has only part of the license plate area...nothing below the front bumper. The second one shows what is normally present. He said upon inspecting it prior to the restoration, that it did not appear to him to have been modified....also one would wonder why someone might remove the lower part of the plate.
The question then is, has anyone else seen this? I looked through all of my Dinky references and did not see this even mentioned. Comments please!! And no, he did not take any other photos of the original model, and it does have the small lettering on the baseplate.