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DY-17, 1939 TRIUMPH DOLOMITE ROADSTER.

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Towards the end of 1938, the original Dinky toys company decided to add a Triumph roadster to the range. By January 1939, official drawings had been produced, in June 1939, it was being advertised in Meccano Magazine as model number 38e for 10d.

When model number 38e was introduced, it was not the Dolomite as intended, it was an Armstrong Siddeley, so what happened to the Dolomite?

This has never been resolved and it never was introduced into the range, despite a prototype being made, so, when Matchbox International had settled down the range of...'The Dinky Collection' models, one model they had always intended making was a Triumph Dolomite and it was to be based on the original design in the type of car, a roadster drop-head coupe, but in 1/43rd scale and fully detailed.

To mark the occasion, it was certificated, packed in a special box and came to market in 1990. But, it has of course not been made in the U.K. but in China.
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The special packaging and certificate for the Triumph Dolomite.
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DY-18, 1967 JAGUAR 'E' TYPE ROADSTER.

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1990, made in Macau.
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DY-19, 1973 MGB 'GT' V-8.

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1989, made in Macau.
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DY-20, 1964 TRIUMPH TR4, ROADSTER.

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1990, made in China.
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DY-21, 1964 MINI COOPER 'S'.

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1990, made in China.
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DY-22, 1952 CITROEN 15CV.

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1990, made in China.
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DY-23, 1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE.

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1991, made in China.
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DY-24, 1973 FERRARI 'DINO' 246 GTS.

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1991, made China.
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DY-25, 1956 PORSCHE 356 COUPE.

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