Marcos 1800GT - 324

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MARCOS 1800GT

WITH VOLVO ENGINE

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What a fantastic piece of modelling, all the detail is splendid, bodywork, engine and interior. The door-tops are great, the usual trick with die-casts which have opening doors is to pretend the windows are wound down and just to provide a door bottom, here we have proper frames - and there's an interior door trim. Look inside - the interior is beautifully modelled.

This is a jewel - I'm so proud to own it. These guys were not just supreme toymakers they were true engineers on a miniature scale, it's such a shame these skills are lost - or more accurately no longer available in million unit runs at 4s 11d a go.

CORGI TOYS

OPENING DOORS

OPENING BONNET SHOWING

DETAILED ENGINE

MOULDED INTERIOR

SPRING SUSPENSION

The Marcos 1800GT was added to the range in 1966 and remained in production until 1969. This car is either white or blue. The white car generally has green racing stripes but has been reported with blue stripes. The blue car has white stripes and a pale blue interior. Of the two commonly found versions the blue one gets a premium over the white car with green stripes. The white car with blue stripes is the highest value.

When the car was deleted in 1969 it was re-released with Whizzwheels. The updated version lost the opening doors and has a revised engine casting. It is number 377 and found in orange, blue, metallic blue and metallic blue/green.

When I spotted the blue one on eBay I had to have it. You hardly ever see the blue one, but look closely at the pictures, this one is really not well put together, it has even managed somehow to lose it's dashboard and steering wheel, I still love it though. 


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