Vanwall RACING CAR - 150

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150

 

VANWALL RACING CAR


 

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The Vanwall was added to the range in July 1957 in British Racing Green, a red version came out very soon after. There are a lot of variations to look for but in terms of value it is colour that matters. Red ones are worth more than green ones. The car was made in this form until 1961 when it got suspension, a driver and a new racing stripe. It was also renumbered 150s.

You will find racing numbers 1, 3 or 7. The seat can be silver or yellow and there are two base castings. One has 'Corgi Toys' and  'Vanwall' in large type running front to back, the other has it in smaller type running side to side.

Some have 'Made in Gt. Britain' and some have 'British Made'. Screens can be tinted blue or not tinted and the wheels can be plain turned hubs or cast spoke effect. None of these variations affect value.

These two show some of the variations found, the interiors are different colours and the lettering on the base plate is different - the one on the left is similar to the base of my later 150s.

I must get a good old British Racing Green model in honour of Stirling Moss' success with this car.


Silver interior, RN7, turned hubs, base lettering side to side, Made in Gt. Britain

  Yellow interior, RN7, turned hubs, base lettering end to end, Made in Gt Britain
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