Corgi 424-A-1 Ford Zephyr Estate Car

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This model is the Corgi 424-A-1 Ford Zephyr Estate Car in light blue and dark blue.

There are no opening parts on this model. At the front  the bumper, number plate, grille, and head lights are picked out in silver. The bonnet  is painted dark blue as are the side body line stripes. The rest of the vehicle is painted light blue. At the rear the bumper is painted silver, and this model carries a white on black number plate [961 MMP] that is probably from an Accessories Pack.

The interior is red plastic vacform with a right hand drive silver plastic steering wheel. The glazing is clear all round.

All wheels are of the smooth type - solid one piece smooth metal hubs with a separate black rubber tyre, mounted on steel axles.

The base plate is grey painted metal and is marked with "Ford Zephyr, Estate Car" at the centre top on two lines, CORGI TOYS in the centre middle and "Patent Application 21101/59" and "Made in Gt. Britain" on two lines at the centre bottom. The base plate is held in place with two machined rivets.

This model was issued between January 1961 and 1965, in a stated scale of 1:46, and over 397,000 were sold.

Item: 4029