It was 26 years ago, September 25 1987, that I bought this nice green example of the 25d Petrol Tank Wagon. I had seen it in a shop in Amsterdam, the loose original radiator lying next to it. I made a reservation and when I returned a few days later in order to buy, the radiator was gone, lost. Well, despite my disappointment I bought it anyway, got a replacement radiator from a friend and had it fixed. But always I had the unpleasant feeling that - although the rest of the model itself was fine - it was not really OK. So, in improving the collection gradually, I had it for sale when I had an occasional stall in Houten during the past two years or so. Apparently I did not really want to part with it, because I never agreed with a lower price bid.
Today, I received an original radiator from our dear 25-series expert Tony Murphy, which he donated to me so generously, and after the fixing of the authentic radiator I immediately removed the price sticker underneath, re-establishing its status as a full member of my Dinky Toys collection! See the result, before and after: less shiny, but so very much more authentic!