Ford Transcontinental; Gulf Tanker - 1160

1160

Ford Transcontinental

Gulf Tanker

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These are actually some quite dramatic photographs but it is a pretty dull model - or am I being too censorious? Is it as good as the Big Bedford Mobil tanker? There's a lot more detail in the chassis, but the bodywork is a bit dreary. Is it that the Ford Transcontinental was like a breeze block in real life so that any model would be like one too? I don't know. It's actually nowhere near as bad as most of the rest of the Corgi output at this time and I know that if I'd been presented with one of these as a kid I would have been pretty damn pleased with it.

The Ford Gulf tanker, 1160, was made in red & white from 1976 to 1978. The same truck was also available in other liveries; EXXON, Gulf, Aral, Guinness etc, however they are all under different model numbers. The first ones were launched in 1976 and they ended in 1982 with the Guinness truck No. 1170.

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Ford Transcontinental; Gulf Tanker - 1160 Ford Transcontinental; Gulf Tanker - 1160 Ford Transcontinental; Gulf Tanker - 1160 Ford Transcontinental; Gulf Tanker - 1160
Ford Transcontinental; Gulf Tanker - 1160 Ford Transcontinental; Gulf Tanker - 1160 Ford Transcontinental; Gulf Tanker - 1160 Ford Transcontinental; Gulf Tanker - 1160
Ford Transcontinental; Gulf Tanker - 1160 Ford Transcontinental; Gulf Tanker - 1160 Ford Transcontinental; Gulf Tanker - 1160  
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