Corgi Toys 1956-73
GS38 Monte Carlo Rally Gift Set 2

GS38 Monte Carlo Rally Gift Set 2

200 GBP
With an original box this set sells for £1500 or more. This one has three original cars but a reproduction box and so gives you an opportunity to display this wonderful and iconic set at a fraction of the price.

The 321 Mini has good red paintwork and an almost unmarked white roof. The bonnet transfer and registration number have a little wear and it has had new RN52 transfers. Unfortunately they have been produced with the wrong typeface and look too white but they can be easily replaced and better ones are available. The five jewels are all present and this is an excellent example of this model which was not produced for very long.

The 322 Rover has lovely deep metallic maroon paintwork and a nice glossy sheen. It has excellent and intact original transfers and RN136. There are one or two very minor chips to the paintwork, but the roof is virtually unmarked. The Trans-o-lite headlamps are working and the two fog lamp jewels are present. There is a small pressure crack in the rear screen where the Trans-o-lite system joins but not at all bad. Another excellent example.

The 323 Citroen DS19 has good blue paintwork, a lovely example in that respect, with just a few chipsa and excellent and intact original decals and RN75. The four small jewelled fog lamps are in place. It also has, importantly, an original aerial. Most models seem to lose this and replacements never look right.

All in all, however, this is a great set and a rare find with three models in good condition. Most others I have seen for sale have significantly worse condition cars. This is one of two that I have. the other is superb but, naturally, this one is at a better price.