Corgi C496-02 Ford Escort Van - Police

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This model is the Corgi C496-02 Ford Escort Van in white Police livery. This model was released with tampo printed "Police" signage on the front of the bonnet and both sides of the van. The red and blue lines in the side of the van are also tampo printed.

This model has no opening parts. The front headlights are silver lenses set into the body casting. The grill and front number plate [blank] are a separate part in black plastic which has also been inserted into the white body casting. Both front and rear indicators are represented by mask sprayed orange sections. The roof bar lights are simply done in a blue plastic, probably for economic reasons.

The entire interior is a pale tan plastic with black plastic steering wheel inset into the dash. The glazing is clear with molded wipers and rear view mirror on the front windscreen. There is no glazing in the rear doors, again probably for economy.

All wheels are of the "speed wheel" type - hollow one piece plastic with a chrome 12 "spoke" patterned center "hub".

The base plate is black plastic and is marked with "CORGI" in the centre top, "Ford Escort 55" at the centre bottom on three lines, and a tiny "Made in GT Britain" at the very rear on the left hand side. It is held in place with three machined rivets.

This model was issued in January 1988 as a renumbering of C621. Its scale was stated to be 1/36.

Item: 1367