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TOPIC: Vanguards only.

Re: Vanguards only. 9 years, 9 months ago #46

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I agree Jim, while I can recognise the cars as the Australian motor industry was fairly varied, I am sure there are people not familiar with some of these cars. Doesn't take much to type a short description


 Thanks, appreciated. I did go back and edit the first set of posts to include the names of the cars that was so kindly made available. Thanks again for that Greendolly.

Re: Vanguards only. 9 years, 9 months ago #47

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VA023 10  A cute little Austin A35, part of the set AU3002 Austin Centenary, Year intro 2005

Re: Vanguards only. 9 years, 9 months ago #48

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VA 44000 Austin A60 Cambridge, Year intro 2000

Re: Vanguards only. 9 years, 9 months ago #49

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Morris Marina VA06300  Teal Blue  Marina 1800   Year Intro 2001                           VA 06301 Harvest Gold  Marina 1300   year Intro 2001
 

Re: Vanguards only. 9 years, 9 months ago #50

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VA 27009  Tobacco Leaf  Rover 2000   Year Intro 2000   Ltd Ed 4000

Re: Vanguards only. 9 years, 9 months ago #51

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I thought I was doing well with the truck part of the series of toys, I see there are lots more cars I am going to have to collect.

Re: Vanguards only. 9 years, 9 months ago #52

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still need more cars like my Morris 1300, and maybe a Wolseley Hornet or a Riley Kestrel

Re: Vanguards only. 9 years, 9 months ago #53

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Oh, me too! I love collecting Vanguards!!! I don't know how many I currently have, but it's probably 20-25 or so, mostly Morris, Austin and Triumph.

Re: Vanguards only. 9 years, 9 months ago #54

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A quick one before I go to the swapmeet in Brussels. Rover 3500. GCO777N is made by Corgi (from a TV serial) but KXC is a Vanguards model.

Re: Vanguards only. 9 years, 9 months ago #55

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More views of the Vanguards Austin A60:

Three Bay Garage diorama by Chris*4, on Flickr


Preiser boy & Corgi Vanguard A60 by Chris*4, on Flickr


Corgi Vanguard Austin Cambridge A60 front view by Chris*4, on Flickr


Cheers Chris

Re: Vanguards only. 9 years, 9 months ago #56

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Nice pictures and nice garage, Chris. Home made?

Re: Vanguards only. 9 years, 9 months ago #57

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Hi Chris,

I'd be very interested to know what that other car is in your garage pics. From the back it looks like the previous model to the Farina styled Austins - An A50 or A55? Have Corgi/Vanguards started producing those now? If so, I MUST get one!!  

Re: Vanguards only. 9 years, 9 months ago #58

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Terrific garage BTW. I love the moss on the roof!  



Dave.

Re: Vanguards only. 9 years, 9 months ago #59

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Hi Chris,

I'd be very interested to know what that other car is in your garage pics. From the back it looks like the previous model to the Farina styled Austins - An A50 or A55? Have Corgi/Vanguards started producing those now? If so, I MUST get one!!  


Hello Dave

The other model car is a Lansdowne LDM 70 Wolseley 15/50 that has been refinished by John Roberts. John painted the model in two-tone colours of Off White and Island Green with a cream and tan interior. The standard Lansdowne version was not issued in two-tone.

Hope this helps.

Cheers Chris

Re: Vanguards only. 9 years, 9 months ago #60

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Nice pictures and nice garage, Chris. Home made?


Hi

The garages and base are indeed home made. They were scratch built by Richard Brady.

Cheers Chris