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Ford Corsair - 130

 

This is an excellent piece of modelling from Dinky's golden years when they were making really good models of everyday UK motor cars. They did the Triumphs, Jaguars, Fords and Rootes cars so well. This one is only spoilt for me by the clumsy masking around the radiator grille. I love the opening windows feature and the bonnet closes so tightly it needs a button underneath to get it open. Another quibble might be that we didn't see too many two door Corsairs in the UK - it was mainly an export option as I recall.

The Dinky Ford Corsair was launched in 1964 in both metallic and gloss red. In 1966 it changed to pale blue in which colour it remained in the range until 1969. Blue ones will get a small premium over the two red versions, but the one to look out for is a red one in a special box which has picture graphics showing a chauffer. This will multiply the value by a factor of ten.

 
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