Dinky No. 981
No. 981 US Export Model
Horse Box Hire Service Truck
Colour: Maroon with silverpainted grill - Red grooved hubs with black rubber tyres
Opens in the back with horse-entrance and similar sidedoor
These where renumbered from the 581 - made in 1952-53 - with grey tyres -
To the new numbered 981 in 1954
The real-world prototype for this Horse Box was built on a Maudslay Marathon II bus chassis, like the no. 29g Luxury Coach.
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