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VAUXHALL VELOX


 

Dinky made the Vauxhall Cresta and Corgi made the Vauxhall Velox. The two cars are very similar and I have to thank Wikipedia for helping me out with the difference. Both were pretty swish having big six cylinder engines but the Cresta was the more up-market version having two-tone paint, a heater and a clock as well as leather seats. So now you know. I also think Dinky did the facelift version with the larger rear window. Corgi though had windows and realistic silver wheels, while Dinky had no windows and painted hubs.

I like this model very much. The car was part of the original 1956 launch line up where it was in a range of single colours; red, cream, yellow and blue. In 1959 it was re-released under the same model number in two-tone red and yellow.

Corgi put some newness into the whole launch range by re-releasing several of the cars in two-tone, they had been around for 3 years and this gave them a bit of a lift. To my mind it worked. In terms of value, the colours are all fairly consistent - except for blue which gets a whopping premium.


 

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