Details of French Dinky 587 Camonnette Citroen 'Philips'
The French Dinky Camonnette Citroen 'Philips'. Citroën Currus HY ‘Philips’ display van. Launched in late 1964, the Citroën Currus HY ‘Philips’display van, 587, appeared in the 1965 French Dinky catalogue. At a scale of 1:50, the 122mm long model cost 12 fr. (new francs), about £1, 4/-. The zamac body had plastic interior fittings and a tinplate base plate. The demonstrator van had lift up doors on the near side and at the rear, which exposed an interior normally behind clear plastic windows. The yellow-gold, red and silver colours were a trademark of the Dutch electrical manufacturer, ‘Philips’ during the 1960s. The Citroën HY model was based a long wheelbase version of the 1200kg van, with the extended bodywork, which in reality was produced by Currus. Introduced in 1964, French Dinky withdrew the model in 1970. The original price was 12 fr. . It was available in yellow finish at 1:50 scale. Released as French Dinky 587 in 1964 withdrawn as French Dinky 587 in 1970.
Model features:detailed interior, opening canopy, opening tailgate
Model range:Editions Atlas reproduction Dinky
Vehicle model:1200Kg, Currus, HY
Vehicle type:Mobile Shop, van
Wheels:red hubs, tyres with tread
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