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The original '59 Chevy model was a finely made and very good model, this re-making of it kept much of the good workmanship of the original and added flashy chrome detailing. The idea of splitting the casting horizontally and running a layer of vacuum plated plastic through the car combining front and rear trim, waistline trim and suspension was clever and neatly thought out. The only slightly odd decision was that of using a car from the previous decade. Why not a Ford Fairlane or some other contemporary sedan? However the '59 Impala is such a great design though I don't suppose anyone minded it was old.

The second version of the Fire Chief car was released in 1965 and remained in the range until 1969. It is always red over white with a white 'FIRE CHIEF' decal on the bonnet. There are paper stickers on the doors which can be round or square.

CORGI TOYS

plated radiator
and trim
two figures
SEATS
STEERING WHEEL
SPRING SUSPENSION

These are hard to find without the plastic trim dented and broken, but this one is good, it's probably a later issue - it stayed in the catalogue until 1969 - as it has the later type cast wheels.


 

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