Corgi Toys 1956-73
9022 Daimler 38HP 'Available Later' Production Sample

9022 Daimler 38HP 'Available Later' Production Sample

4000 GBP
From the Wilford Collection, a particularly valuable and interesting item

This is a production sample from Percy Wilford, Corgi's Senior Model Maker who worked closely with Marcel Van Cleemput in the Northampton factory. Although featured in Corgi Catalogues two years running, this edition in blue with a hood never made it into production.

It is in excellent condition with no chips to the paintwork nor any signs of use. This would have been the model used as display samples for promotional photos or drawings.

It does not have a steering wheel but it is also not clear from Catalogue photographs whether one had been fitted. 9021, the open Daimler 38HP was issued in an orange-red colour and this appears to be pretty much identical to that.

This has come to light from Percy Wilford's grandson who has signed a statement of provenance for this model.

A chance to obtain a little of Corgi's 1960s history.