Dinky Toys 153 Standard Vanguard


This model was first issued in 1948 under it’s former code 40e and was issued in a trade box of 6. It was renumbered in 1954 when it received its own individual box.
This was one of several models which became affectionately known as the 40 series and one of the most popular areas of Dinky toy collecting. Several colours were issued and this resulted in some shade variations and rare wheel colour combinations.
This is a very rare colour issued at the transactional renumbering time. I believe this model could have come through a trade box, individual dual number box or a 153 box as in this case with factory applied dark blue end flap stickers.

This model has a dark blue body (US Export colour) no cross hatching inside the roof, and no name casting to the underside given to the later models. It has fawn wheels and black smooth tyres. The base for this model is the later type large writing.



Out of stock



Product Categories:

Item Condition
Item Condition

Excellent Plus - Some obvious markings, a major chip or several smaller. Any touch-ins are always clearly stated.
(All items graded out of 5)

Item Condition

I have never seen a mint example of this model and this is only the third example I have handled.
There is a lovely lustre paint finish. There are several marks around the model. Mainly a scratch on the roof and down the left side rear door. A few minor marks beside. Never the less an excellent bright example. Base plate and wheels all perfect. The two left side tyres have small flats.

A rare piece, missing in many established collections. A bright model which still displays really well.
Fully light inspected and no signs of any added touch-ins.

Box Condition
Box Condition

Very Nearly Mint - Could be slight wear, neat pricing and shop price label.
(All items graded out of 5)

Box Condition

A superb box is provided, a 153 with lovely dark blue end spots factory applied. Complete, with no repairs and tight flaps. Minor shelf marks to the underside from mint. However a fresh looking box in great shape. No pricing.


Next Steps

Out of stock

Reasons to Shop with Us

Hundreds of
Models in Stock

We hold a vast collection of great quality stock ready to ship next day.

Every Item Inspected
& Described Honestly

Every item goes under the inspection lamp & prior to sale.

Next Working
Day Dispatch

We aim to ship your new collectable to you as fast as possible.

Run By Collectors
For Collectors

We pack every item sold ready 
for next day dispatch.

Cant Find What You’re Looking For?

Ask a Question