Corgi 236-A-1 Austin A60 Motor School Car

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This model is the Corgi 236-A-1 Austin A60 Motor School Car in light blue.

There are no opening features on this model, however it has steer-able front wheels, operated by a mechanism connecting the front axle and the red plastic advertising wheel on the roof. It also has suspension. The exterior is painted light blue with the grille, bumper, and headlights picked out in silver, and the rear bumper in silver and the rear tail lights picked out in red. The bumpers and all other body features are cast into the body. To the sides are silver body lines running from the front to the rear. At the front and rear are two cast Learner's plates with the corresponding decals.

The interior is red plastic, with red plastic steering wheel on the right hand side, and two figures representing the driver and the tutor. The glazing is clear plastic.

All wheels are of the "shaped" type - spun, polished wheel hubs with separate "rubber" tyres, fitted on steel axles.

The base plate is grey painted metal and is marked "Corgi Toys" in the centre top, "Austin A.60" on two lines in the centre middle, and "PATENT APPLICATION 48472/63, Made in GT Britain" in tiny text on two lines at the centre bottom. It is held in place with two machined rivets.

This model was issued between June 1964 and 1968 and 617,000 were sold. This figure does not include the 255 Austin A60 Motor School Car released in September 1964 and of which a further 364,000 were sold. The scale of both models was stated to be 1:47.

Item: 3726