Riley Pathfinder - 205

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 25 September 2016

 

 

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RILEY PATHFINDER


 

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This is a good model of a fine British car and it's in really nice, bright condition.

I recently learnt from my reading & research that under Lord Nuffield's BMC these cars were made at the MG factory, in Abingdon, where I live, which makes sense. The two fine sporting marques under the BMC umbrella being produced by the same craftsmen. I think a Riley Pathfinder is in my ultimate British car collection along with a Rover P5 a Triumph 2000, Humber Hawk or Super Snipe, Jaguar Mk X - my Daimler Sovereign would do for the Mk X, Austin Healy 3000, Alvis TD21, DB4, E Type (lets not start on the foreigners - Citroen DS, '62 Mercedes 220SE, '59 Chevy, '53 Cadillac....). Trouble is when you like big cars you need a big building to keep them in, I live in a terrace house. This was the last Riley, all the remainder were re-badged Wolseleys or Austins.

The Corgi Riley Pathfinder was part of the original Corgi brand launch in 1956 in both freewheeling mode (this one) and mechanical with the flywheel friction motor (205M). The version featured was either red or blue and remained in the range through to 1962. Both colours are of similar (high) value.


Red

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