Corgi 338-B-2 Rover 3.5

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This model is the Corgi 338-B-2 Rover 3.5 in red with black roof panel.

The car has opening front doors and opening rear hatch. The exterior has front and rear chrome plastic bumpers. The front bumper is molded to include the number plate and appears to be part of the chromed engine insert. The front lights are also part of this chromed moulding. At the rear the indicators and rear lights are represented by painted orange lines over the moulded impressions on the body casting.

The interior is tan plastic with a right hand drive, black plastic steering wheel inserted into the tan dashboard (instrument panel). The model has folding seat backs on the front seats. The glazing is clear with the front screen imprinted with a representation of two windscreen wipers and the interior rear vision mirror. The rear screen has horizontal lines cast to represent a rear demister.

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

The base plate is black painted metal and is marked at the centre top with corgi, "Made in GT. Britain" at the lower middle and at the bottom centre "Rover 3500". The base is also molded to represent a basic drive train from gearbox to differential, exhaust system, and is shaped to represent the rubber corners of the front and rear bumpers. It is held in place with four machined rivets.

This model was issued December 1979 according to both Force and Manzke and January 1980 according to van Cleemput. It was withdrawn in 1983 and 139,000+ items were sold by Corgi. Its scale was said to be 1:36.

Item: 1240