Following on from my recent look at Dinky's Shado 2 Mobile, here's another UFO inspired die-cast - Ed Straker's car.
Dinky's Ed Straker's Car was released in 1971, and continued in production until 1975.
It was generally available in metallic gold or yellow, with either pale blue, black or white moulded interiors which covered the pull-back and go keyless clockwork motor inside. This meant that the moulded seats were a little too far forward, and left no room for a (left-hand) steering wheel.
While it's certainly an attractive model, it's shape is slightly different to the 'real' car. I reckon it should be slightly wider and lower, with a slight bulge on rear body panels.
Then there's the colour. The metallic gold is the most attractive in my view, but dealers insist on charging more dosh for the allegedly 'rare' yellow one. However, as it's an easy model to take apart, there's certainly no shortage of fairly good fan-produced (Code 3) bronze ones.