Ford Cortina Estate  - 440

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FORD CONSUL CORTINA ESTATE

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Hell I wanted one of these. I can still remember the Royal Lancashire Show 1965 at Stanley Park, Blackpool, when I went with my Dad and saw for the first time the version of this toy with the golfer model and I've never wanted anything so much in my life - I begged and begged him to buy it for me - he didn't of course, I was brought up properly, my parents believed it was wrong to give in to their kids. I'm so glad I'm not like that with mine (as are they I suppose) and its done them no harm at all. So I had to wait 30 years to get one. It's a bit rough but I don't care - I'm still proud of it.

I think it speaks for the need to collect toys like this - the emotions they aroused in childhood were so intense that we've never forgotten them. Would I have wanted one so much were it not this good? 

 

CORGI TOYS

GOLFER

CADDIE BOY

TROLLEY & BAG

OPENING TAILGATE

WOOD STYLE PANELS

SPRING SUSPENSION

Absolutely not. We had a Humber Sceptre - why should I aspire to a Cortina? (There was a lot tied up in what our dads drove in the toys we craved). No, I wanted one of these because the model is so attractive and well made - it is one of the best Corgis ever and if I had to pick a favourite from this website this car would be on the short list.

The dark blue version should have a golfer figure, caddy & clubs , the other colours were sold without the figures under a different model number. There are no listed variations under this model number, however a good one, in its box with all the figures is a costly item. Chris Davidson has sent me some pictures of his pristine example with all the bits and pieces in place.


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