Rover 90 - 204

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 25 September 2016

 

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ROVER 90

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The Rover 90 or P4 was part of the brand launch range of seven models. To get this small range together by the required deadline the Corgi team outsourced the model-making to Germany. van Cleemput says in his book 'The Rover 90 was the only model that we were disappointed with and which we felt had not been faithfully represented.' Too right. This is actually a bad model. Compare it to the recent Vanguards model - the Corgi toy seems too tall & skinny, they just didn't get the proportions right. Probably this is reason far fewer of these were sold than any of the other cars in the launch range, making them rarer now and consequently more expensive and harder to get hold of. Ironic really.

The Corgi Rover 90 was added to the range in 1956 and remained in production until 1961, alongside the freewheeling No.204 there was a mechanical friction motor version No.204M. In 1959 a two-tone version of the freewheeling version was released. The version featured here was available in shades of green, cream & grey. Look out for the cream version as it is shown at a premium in some sources.


Grey

 

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