One Standard is not like the other
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One Standard is not like the other 6 years, 12 months ago #1

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There is nothing more fun as a playable car, and Corgi had a short run of some very special cars that would appear to be very collectible. However, unless the seller denotes the base and you do not know what you are looking for, you'll miss out getting some IMHO the greatest Corgis ever.


These have a perpetual motion horizontal flywheel.


However, there is some confusion with the chassis as the differential bulge on the standard models are precisely in the middle, but with the flywheel models its off centre, and there's a hole of 'oil' where the clockwork mechanism needs a squirt to keep it running smoothly.


I've shown my first already at ToyCollector - which was a Morris Oxford.


The Standard Vanguard III in cream was a pleasant surprise and had to find the standard Standard to compare.


So here are the photos.









From the outside and even with a 'flash' you can not see it has the mechanism.


Only the chassis shows, and once in your hands its weight.










It goes very fast, and just keeps going for longer too.


Richard K
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Re: One Standard is not like the other 6 years, 12 months ago #2

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Great cars. I knew they excisted, but I have not seen them before.


Thanks Richard

Re: One Standard is not like the other 6 years, 12 months ago #3

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A fine pair these are Richard, the RAF staff car is a favourite of mine.

Re: One Standard is not like the other 6 years, 12 months ago #4

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Agreed, as you can see that my interests in certain models still peak now and then.

One collection stops but others are tweaked.
Missed out on the Citroen DS a few weeks ago.
And whilst tidying found a project

Re: One Standard is not like the other 6 years, 12 months ago #5

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Richard--I also have a Corgi with the flywheel motor mechanism.  It is the 2.4 litre Jaguar sedan, and I bought this new around 1959 or so in San Diego.  The motor does not work anymore...not sure what happened to it, but I did not want to take it apart to see.  But I do remember that it went very fast!  It was also a very nice model of the Jaguar as the photos show.  An interesting note is that my dad bought this same model Jag new when they first came out in 1956, and it was a powder blue color....I can still remember sitting in it and smelling all that leather and seeing all the wood trim inside!


       Terry


 





You can kind of see the top of the mechanism through the front window here





Here is the box it came in....it says "mechanical" on the left side


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Re: One Standard is not like the other 6 years, 12 months ago #6

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Heya Terry.... that's a lovely Jag you have there.
To get the Oxford and Standard moving I squirted some CRC Lubricant into the little hole that says 'oil'.
But it could be something else, just an idea. Surprised it has no window.

Re: One Standard is not like the other 6 years, 12 months ago #7

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That Jaguar is my favorite Corgi, such an accurate replica.

Re: One Standard is not like the other 6 years, 12 months ago #8

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ironically the 1/18th scale from Maisto is fairly accurate too...
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