So here we go. Let's start with the most obvious one.
|Type A with sidelamp, sharper front edge to vent and bumper extends all around wing|
|Type B no sidelamp, softer vent edge and shorter bumper|
|Type A better-defined wing vent, angled forward|
|Type B less well-defined wing vent, angled back|
|Type A indented centre of rear light cluster, rectangle below plate, square corners to plate|
|Type B rear light cluster has protruding bottom and centre sections, a curved edge to shape below plate, rounder corners to plate|
|Type A angled recess for ejector button on base|
|Type B square recess for ekjector button|
Now I am sure there are many other differences but these were the main ones I noticed that seem to be consistent across a batch of models. I don't know which came first. the #218 Aston Martin DB4, on which this is based, had two sidelamps clearly showing so I am inclined to think that Type A was first and they got erased later. Someone will know but I haven't been able to find an answer elsewhere. As and when I do I'll update this.
For those who may be interested here are the items that have just come in and will be appearing for sale on the site soon.
|A beautifully clean and original #270 first edition with silver chromework|
|An excellent #336 Toyota 2000GT with its original box|
|The 1:36 Lotus Esprit in an original 1977 type box|
|An excellent and original #261 Type B|