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BENTLEY CONTINENTAL SPORTS SALOON

Bentley Continental Sports Saloon - 224

page last updated: 22 February 2017


 

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Another watershed moment in the history of Corgi, they really pulled out all the stops on this one; jewelled lights fore and aft, opening boot with a spare wheel in it, steering, plated chassis and bright-work. If you look at the last picture you may see the coil spring arrangement on the front wheel, beautifully made. It set the scene for the next decade - make a fine, accurate model, add some expected features like an opening boot and then do something unexpected like putting a spare wheel in the boot.

The Bentley was released in 1961 and stayed in the range until 1965. It is listed as black over silver, pale green over metallic green and white over metallic green - although my belief is that the very pale green has been mistaken for white. and in reality there are just the two colour options.

 

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AUTOMATIC STEERING, HEADLAMP AND REAR LIGHT REFLECTORS OPENING BOOT AND SPARE WHEEL INDEPENDENT SPRING SUSPENSION SEATS STEERING WHEEL PLATED BUMPERS AND RADIATOR

You will also see the car in vacuum plated gold which was never available separately, it was part of the Golden Guinea Gift Set, one of a trio of gold plated cars, the other two being a Chevy Corvair and a Ford Consul Classic. All the Bentleys are valued at the higher end, the gold-plated version being most sought after.


Pale green over metallic green

 

Black over silver

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Vacuum plated gold from Golden Guinea gift set

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