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Corgi-Toys.net is part of Andrew Hill International | Astcote | Towcester | England NN12 8NW | design@corgi-toys.net Corgi Toys by Andrew Hill

My price includes postage and packing within the UK, items usually being despatched within 48 hours of receipt of funds. I am happy to send items abroad but buyers from overseas should contact me for shipping costs and make an additional payment. Buyers are liable for  import taxes in their own country where appropriate.

These are photos of the actual model you are buying. Remember that these toys are around 50 years old! All models advertised are original, not restored or repainted unless I have stated otherwise.

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This is one of those fascinating models that were produced at the cross-over from normal cars to Whizzwheels and you get a chance to see the slight or, in some cases, big differences.

The highly susceptible to chipping but lovely looking metallic red paint was replaced with highly susceptible to chipping but lovely looking metallic blue paint. A nice relief from 1970s orange. There really are very, very few of these which have not lost chunks of this paintwork which just has an urge to depart from the metal. This one is quite remarkably good. In fact, all I can detect is a bit of paint lost from the front right wing and a tiny nick in the bonnet - and that needed a magnifying glass!

The chrome is excellent - the new system of embedded silver metal sections or base being so much better than the coated plastic. There’s a tow hook that’s intact and the folding front seat mechanism works well. The rear parcel shelf lifts too.

It’s a lovely model, apart from the wheels. And guess what is under the bonnet - OK, yes, an engine, but also a spare wheel. A spare cast wheel exactly the same as #260 that looks like it should have been a Golden Jacks Take Off type!

This particular example may have survived by not being played with when it lost its rear window. I have replaced this as you’ll see from the later photos. You may think the price seems high compared to some lists but seriously - you try finding one that’s decent!

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