Corgi C497 Ford Escort Van - Radio Rentals

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This model is the Corgi C497 Ford Escort Van in white Radio Rentals livery. This model was released with tampo printed "Radio Rentals" signage on the front above the windscreen, both rear doors and both sides of the van. The front doors are tampo printed "rr".

This model has no opening parts other than the rear doors. The front headlights are silver lenses set into the body casting. The grill and front number plate [blank] are a separate part in black plastic which has also been inserted into the white body casting. Both front and rear indicators are represented by mask sprayed orange sections.

The entire interior is a tan plastic with black plastic steering wheel inset into the dash. The glazing is clear with molded wipers and rear view mirror on the front windscreen. There is no glazing in the rear doors, probably for economy.

All wheels are of the "speed wheel" type - hollow one piece plastic with a chrome 12 "spoke" patterned center "hub".

The base plate is black plastic and is marked with "CORGI" in the centre top, "Ford Escort 55" at the centre bottom on three lines, and a tiny "Made in GT Britain" at the very rear on the left hand side. It is held in place with two machined rivets.

This model was issued in October 1983. Its scale was stated to be 1/36.

Item: 1450