Corgi C299/4 Ford Sierra 2.3L Ghia - RSAC Scottish Rally 1989

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This model is the Corgi C299/4 Ford Sierra 2.3L Ghia sedan in pink as raced in the 1989 RSAC Scottish Rally by Gwyndaf Evans and Howard Davies for the Brooklyn Motorsport Team.

This model has a fixed bonnet, but has opening side doors and boot. The front has a black plastic insert to represent the top of the bumper with the white baseplate shaped as the lower bumper. The front headlights are formed from silver plastic inserts. As the car is a rally version, sponsors logos cover the bonnet (Mr. Tomkinson Carpets and Shell Gemini), the sides (Mr. Tomkinson Carpets, Shell, Brooklyn, and the Bimingham Evening Mail) and the top of the windscreen (Birmingham Evening Mail). The front doors and bonnet also carry the RSAC Scottish Rally racing number panel in blue and white (#11). The rear bumper assembly is also black plastic with the rear indicator lights represented by red plastic inserts.

The entire interior is black plastic with folding seat backs and a LEFT hand drive black plastic steering wheel which suggests the target market for the model was Europe rather than the UK (or was Corgi just getting sloppy?). The glazing is clear with molded windscreen wipers and interior mirror.

All wheels are of the "speed wheel" type - hollow one piece plastic with a "chromed" center "hub".

The base plate is white plastic and is marked with "Made in GT Britain" in front of the front axle and "corgi" in the centre top and "Ford Sierra 2.3 Ghia" at the centre bottom. It is also formed to represent the front suspension, drive train, exhaust, rear suspension, petrol tanks and wheel well. It is held in place with four machined rivets.

This model was issued in January 1990.

Item: 1947