'TAKE OFF WHEELS'

and four built-in

'GOLDEN JACKS'

       CORGITOYS

 OLDSMOBILE TORONADO        page last updated: 22 February 2017

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The first release Oldsmobile Toronado from 1967 (No.264) was good old solid Corgi fare, a big, glamorous Yank Tank - innovative for the US having front wheel drive - but a grand gas-guzzler from over the pond never the less. It had the extravagant styling, lots of chrome and pop-up jewelled lights. By adding take-off wheels it was made even better, another favourite.

The first release does not have removable wheels and is either bright or dark blue metallic, it was also in turquoise in a gift set (GS36). This Golden Jacks release is the same casting with the addition of the removable wheels feature. It also comes in a lot more colours, all metallic, red, blue, gold, green or bronze. Values are fairly consistent across all colours and are similar to values for the non-take-off wheels version (No.264). Production ran from 1968 to 1972.

Mine is a fair example. The lights won't pop up and there's a bit broken off the bumper, but it's still a nice one. I paid quite a lot for this one by my standards.


DIE-CAST MODEL WITH

TAKE OFF WHEELS & GOLDEN JACKS

 REMOTE CONTROL SWIVELLING JEWELLED HEADLIGHTS, PLATED BUMPERS AND SIDE TRIMS, SPRING SUSPENSION

 CORGITOYS

Made in Great Britain . Playcraft Toys Ltd. London

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