Jeep CJ5

Golden Eagle

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Jeep CJ5

Golden Eagle

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The Golden Eagle Jeep was added to the Corgi 1:36 range in 1979 where it remained until 1983. The bodywork was dark brown or metallic bronze with a cream coloured detachable hardtop. There is also a large Eagle decal on the bonnet. The same casting was used in a range of gift sets, so if it is not brown or bronze it is not a 441 Jeep. It is not a particularly rare or sought after model.

These two were in successive auctions on eBay and turned out to be from the same seller. The cream one is a repaint although the decal on the bonnet does appear to be genuine Corgi Pony Club. The restorer has done a very nice job of taking off the base plate and replacing it with screws and the paint finish is good. What spoils it is that they did not strip off the bronze paint before repainting and did not use a base coat. As a result the bronze shows through in a lot of places.

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