A green Thunderbird 2, Dinky got the colour right for the initial run of this die-cast but it didn't last long.
The pink Fab 1 , a nice model and more attractive than the recent re-released Corgi version in my humble opinion.
The SPV, arguably the fan's favourite, I certainly like it, and have happy memories nearly taking my mates eyes out with the powerful spring loaded missile.. The Dinky toy is what those that followed are judged. The Corgi one came close, but I suspect more adult collectors bought that version.
The relatively modern Kelloggs Captain Black figure has a sneaky peek at the Dinky SPC and SPV.
The Dinky MSV. Rather than the silver grey of the studio model it's white (gasp!) Although Dinky, it transpires, were always reluctant to do white models as they considered it a boring colour, the three Captain Scarlet die-casts together do make up a rather nice red,white and blue, though.
The unique design of Joe's Car which came in a nice metallic green, rather than the more flat green of the studio model. Dinky always considered a flat green more associated with military vehicles.
Sam's Car. Although this is silver, it also appeared fairly regularly at the time in burgundy red and powder blue. Other more rarer colours are metallic gold and a variation on red. Collectors are also quick to point out all the other colours it's been allegedly found in. While that may well be true, personally I always find these claims a bit dubious what with the amount of Code 3 versions flooding the market and a local Halfords in every town.
Gabriel, the model T Ford from the short lived Secret Service. Not one of my favourites I'll admit but it's connection with UFO means I'd rather have one than not. I bought this example from a jumble sale for fifty pence.
The Dinky UFO Interceptor, a great looking and accurate toy, as I believe, likewith the other models Dinky technicians had access to studio models . However, if I had a penny for every time I heard someone say "But it's green" I'd have enough to buy a mint and boxed one off eBay.
Ed Straker's Car being buzzed by a P.E. UFO. Although the car shape isn't quite right, so as to accommodate the keyless motor inside, I do like it. The metallic gold is my favourite of the two colours available, the other being a mustard yellow. I imagine this is another model that turns up in different colours, although this model is certainly popular with Code 3 enthusiasts who repaint it a more accurate bronze colour.
The Dinky Shado 2 Mobile. "Oh, no another green Dinky". Remember Dinky considered military vehicles should be painted a flat green, and the Mobile was a military vehicle - I don't make the rules!
During their final gasp, Dinky did have a change of mind later on and painted it metallic blue,
A later version of Dinky Freighter Eagle using more of that metallic blue paint. I remember picking up a Dinky Eagle when they first came out in the early seventies, prior to the series being shown on TV ,and being absolutely knocked out by the design.
The minor niggle was 'IT WAS GREEN', but this wasn't going to be a problem this time as Dinky also brought out a white Eagle Freighter.
This meant I could swap the passenger pod with the Freighter, and hey presto , I get the right colour with very little effort and technically do my first Code 3 .
This, would you believe, is my original Dinky Eagle I bought all those years ago.