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This model is the Corgi Classics Series 96680 Jaguar Mk II in Dark Blue racing livery as raced by Stirling Moss for Tommy Sopwith. This model was produced as a general release world-wide.
This model represents the Jag 400 which gained 2nd place at Silverstone in May 1960 with Moss at the wheel and a 2nd place at the July 1960 Grand Prix with Jack Sears at the wheel.
This version of the Jaguar is adorned with the racing number 42 in black lettering on white background on the side doors, bonnet and the boot. There are no opening parts on this model but it does have a number of chromed enhancements, such as light surrounds, Jaguar bonnet mascot and front and rear bumpers. The model is further enhanced with silver window surrounds, windscreen wipers (2) and door handles.
It has a fixed bonnet, boot, and doors. The bonnet is adorned with the racing number 42 and carries the famous Jaguar mascot. The front headlights are represented by clear lenses set into a chromed insert. The rear lights are represented by tiny painted red and orange dots. The front bumper and grill are chromed and carry a small black numberplate [ JAG 400 ]. The rear bumper is also chromed and on the boot is a rear numberplate set into a chromed boot handle and plate light.
The interior is pale blue plastic with a right hand drive, pale blue plastic steering wheel and a simulated wood grain dashboard complete with dials, etc., picked out in silver. The glazing is clear with molded wipers and window frame picked out in silver.
All wheels have simulated chrome wire hubs - solid, one piece plastic with a "chromed" center and with separate black "rubber" tyres.
The base plate is painted metal in the same colour as the body and is marked with "Made in CHINA" behind the front bumper and "CORGI" in the centre top and "Jaguar Mk II" at the centre bottom. The baseplate casting also has cast drive shaft and exhaust system. It is held in place with three machined rivets.
This model was issued circa 1992.