Corgi 51434 Ford Escort 1.3L - Ford Promotional

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This Ford Promotional model is the Corgi 51434 Ford Escort 1.3L GL sedan in metallic blue. This model was produced specifically as a promotional item for Ford and was packed in special Ford Escort boxes with photos of the real vehicles on the rear (not pictured).

This model has a fixed bonnet and boot, but has opening side doors. The front has a black bumper and grill assembly into which silver and red plastic inserts have been molded to represent the front headlights and indicators. The rear bumper assembly is also black plastic with the rear indicator lights represented by red plastic inserts.

The entire interior is black plastic with folding seat backs and a LEFT hand drive black plastic steering wheel which suggests the target market for the model was Europe rather than the UK. The glazing is clear with molded windscreen wipers and interior mirror.

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

The base plate is metallic blue painted metal and is marked with "Made in GT Britain" in front of the front axle and "corgi" in the centre top and "Ford Escort 1.3 GL" at the centre bottom. It is held in place with three rivets.

This model was most likely produced between October 1980 and 1982.

Item: 1069