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Latest Restoration in Progress: Dinky 157 - Jaguar XK120All Restorations

I guess this car must have been painted at least three times over the original red. The final coat was silver but there was yellow and black underneath. I am confused a little by the yellow as it was inside the car as well but after stripping the paint the only color left was red. Judge for yourself by the images as the yellow could not have easily got where it was without removing the base. There was a little damage to the left front fender and chassis and the roof surface was pitted. Straight forward strip and respray../content/X0/Jaguar XK120 (X001)/images/1.jpg ../content/X0/Jaguar XK120 (X001)/images/2.jpg ../content/X0/Jaguar XK120 (X001)/images/3.jpg ../content/X0/Jaguar XK120 (X001)/images/4.jpg ../content/X0/Jaguar XK120 (X001)/images/5.jpg ../content/X0/Jaguar XK120 (X001)/images/6.jpg ../content/X0/Jaguar XK120 (X001)/images/7.jpg

noimage noimage Remember those toys cars from your childhood, or perhaps your fathers or grandfathers toys. They are very collectable now even in poor condition. I have been restoring them to give them a new lease of life using basic tools. I am sharing some of my best tips and showing some of the restorations to help you do the same. The collections includes Dinky, Corgi and rare makes such as Toby Toys, Gilco, Gaity, Kemlow, Londontoy etc. Browse the Collection, view the catalogues, see the box and decal templates box reproductions Compare models in the extensive catalogue research page. Models from 1934-1970 are listed (and more being added). The most recent restoration is shown below

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