CORGITOYS

 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY COUPE

.CHEVROLET CORVETTE

STINGRAY COUPE

CORGI

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This car photographs so well. It should be compared to the other cars released in 1970, especially the Ford Capri which came out a couple of months earlier and just does not come close in terms of quality.

Most of the releases in 1970 were Whizzwheels versions; rereleases of previous models, in most cases with some features removed. This was brand-new, all singing, all dancing, and hard core Corgi with everything we had come to expect from previous years. The modelling is fine, the detail both inside and out is superb and all those lovely features, pop-up jewelled lights, jewelled tail lights, take-off wheels, opening bonnet with a nice extra detail - the hoses and cables under the bonnet are in a separate black plastic overlay. The interior is nice too.

This car was released in April 1970 and had a very brief life in the Corgi catalogue remaining in production for just one year. It is either vacuum plated deep red or green. In 1972 the casting was re-released with Whizzwheels in metallic blue under model number 387.

I've not dared clip the targa top off, it is probably brittle by now and could easily break. This was not a cheap model to buy, but I am delighted with it. It is a true classic.


DIE-CAST MODEL WITH  LEVER OPERATED SWIVELLING HEADLIGHTS

TAKE-OFF WHEELS AND 'GOLDEN JACKS'

 OPENING BONNET . REMOVABLE ROOF SECTIONS . JEWELLED LIGHTS

 CORGITOYS

Made in Great Britain . Playcraft Toys Ltd. London

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