Corgi D949/22 Bedford OB Coach - Boultons

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This model is the Corgi Classics Series D949/22 Bedford OB Coach in Cream in the livery of Boultons of Shropshire. This model was produced as a general release world-wide and represents a typical Bedford OB Coach of the era as used on numerous rural and urban routes throughout the Commonwealth.

There are no opening parts on this model which has three main castings that form the roof, body and baseplate. The roof and body are in cream, with the mudguards and the body side flashes picked out in maroon.

At the front is the numberplate [HVJ 203] in white lettering on a black background, and a cream with silver highlighting radiator grille. The front bumper is painted maroon on this vehicle, as are the front and rear mudguards. To the side of the grille, mounted into it, are two cast, cream painted headlights with mask sprayed silver "lenses". A small bump is cast into the front mudguards to represent the front parking lights. At the rear the lights are represented by concave impressions on either side of the body that have not been highlighted. All door handles, side trafficators, petrol cap and door hinges, etc., are not highlighted either, but remain in the body colour.

Above the front windows the destination boards read "Boultons of Shropshire" on the right and "PRIVATE" on the left in white lettering on black backgrounds. Each side carries Boultons in a maroon script lettering tampo printed over the body colour. At the rear the model carries " Boultons of Shropshire" in maroon text on a silver background immediately below the rear windows. Below this are two maroon lines inside concave impressions that lie either side of the rear black and white numberplate. Finally, the rear luggage compartment door carries "LUXURY SALOON COACHES", in a shallow arch, over "Tel LONGVILLE 226", all in maroon lettering.

The entire interior is maroon plastic with a right hand drive, black plastic steering wheel. There are 29 passenger seats and one driver's seat. The glazing is clear on the split front windscreen, side windows and rear windows.

All wheels have simulated commercial hubs - solid, one piece, maroon painted plastic hubs and black "rubber" tyres.

The base plate is black painted metal and is marked "CORGI" in the centre top and "Bedford OB Coach" at the forward centre middle, followed by "Made in Gt. BRITAIN" at the bottom, just behind the rear axle. The baseplate casting also has a rudimentary cast chassis, gearbox, drive shaft and axles. It is held in place with three machined rivets.

This model was issued in June 1990.

Item: 1932