Corgi Toys 1956-73

264 Oldsmobile Toronado with cast wheels and original box

120 GBP
This is a beautiful, classic Corgi model that sums up all that is good about the range. A very well made version with super paintwork in variations on deep turquoise, lovely bright chromework, jewelled headlamps that can be raised and lowered.
This does not have anything that opens but you can see the cream interior through crystal clear windows. The suspension is good on these and this is the variety with cast wheels.
There is also a version with normal wheels which is scarce.
This Oldsmobile was also issued in Gift Set 36 with a speedboat and some characters and had a towbar fitted. It seems that some versions with towbars may have made their way into 262 boxes too, another rare item to look for.
Later, this got Golden Jacks and a nice red paint colour but otherwise unchanged and issued as #276.