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Ford Capri ''Gloworm'

Dragster

163

Ford Capri

'Gloworm'

Dragster

CORGI


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This is fun, while the range is falling apart along comes a model which embodies Corgi values, innovation, new features, fine modelling, miniature engineering, topicality. Custom Car magazine was read at this time by loads of schoolboys (myself included) and this model is absolutely typical of the 'funny' cars featured in it. The trick was to build an outrageously powerful drag racer and then drop the body of a mundane road car on top of it, usually in a one-piece welded-up look alike which had to be jacked up to allow access to the car. The Wild Honey dragster on this site was one of these - the old Ford Pop body was a common choice, as was the Ford model T, Morris Minors - anything which was the antithesis of a dragster. There was even a funny Morris Marina.

You can see in this model that the chassis is welded together from RSJs and a huge V8 lump mid mounted and the driver sat right at the back with his legs either side of the machinery. Lucky him.

This is another eBay bargain - a bargain because it was advertised as '2 corgi cares old but collectables rare' with a photo which looked like it had been taken in a fog. (The other car was a battered Cortina GXL - but in a colour I did not have). I was the only bidder and got the pair for 5.99. These usually go for 15+ especially in this condition.

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