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AUSTIN A60 DE-LUXE

DRIVING SCHOOL CAR

Austin Cambridge Driving School - 236

 

page last updated: 22 February 2017


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I always thought it a curious choice of car for the 'Driving School' car. Did Corgi think - 'We'll make an Austin Cambridge - and how can we make it different?' or 'Lets make a steering car with driving school stickers and what sort of car should we base it on?' Nobody ever learnt to drive in an Austin Cambridge, they were big and numb and awkward. I wonder why they didn't choose a car that driving schools actually used? As I remember it was mostly Morris 1000s and Triumph Heralds.

Given all that it is quite an attractive package. Corgi introduced it in June 1964 and it remained in production until 1968.  There are no listed variations to the No.236 car but you will see the same casting in a darker blue left hand drive model. This is the export version of the car. The UK version had a highway code leaflet in the box, the export version had a similar leaflet translated into 5 languages.

CORGI TOYS

TRUE SCALE STEERING STEERING WHEEL CONTROL

INSTRUCTOR AND PUPIL

SPRING SUSPENSION

SEATS

STEERING WHEEL

 


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