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TOPIC: Corgi Finds

Re: Corgi Finds 5 years, 5 months ago #121

Platinum Boarder
Thank you all !
I'm just affraid that the Great Book number is a mistake. All other motorized saloon cars numbers are around 100,000.

Re: Corgi Finds 5 years, 5 months ago #122

Platinum Boarder
CorgiCrossEyed wrote:
That's superb.


Collecting at its finest.


And with the Great Book of Corgi declaring that only 10,202 were made, this will always be one of the most sought after early models.


 


Here's my collection.


 Are the grey ones, a motorized one and a non-motorized one ?


Are both the cream ones motorized ?

Re: Corgi Finds 5 years, 5 months ago #123

Platinum Boarder
its a slow collection.

how many perpetual friction motors models are there?

got a vanguard and a morris cowley

Re: Corgi Finds 5 years, 5 months ago #124

Platinum Boarder
without checking the Great Book, I believe of those mid 50's first Corgi releases, the Ford Consul, Austin Cambridge, Morris Cowley, Vauxhall Velox, Rover,Riley Pathfinder, and Hillman Husky were available in motorized and non motorized versions.


 


I hope to have all the first releases (both motorized and non motorized) in my collection one day. Today, I have a grand total of ........ zero.

Re: Corgi Finds 5 years, 5 months ago #125

Moderator
I restored the Riley with the flywheel motor a few weeks ago and sold it on ebay to Austria
Last Edit: 5 years, 5 months ago by RoutemasterNL.

Re: Corgi Finds 5 years, 5 months ago #126

Platinum Boarder
Don't see Standard Vanguard in this list, also a Citroën DS has one

Re: Corgi Finds 5 years, 5 months ago #127

Platinum Boarder
Add Thunderbird and Mk1 Jag



Re: Corgi Finds 5 years, 5 months ago #128

Platinum Boarder
This last one is marvelous ! <3

Re: Corgi Finds 5 years, 5 months ago #129

Junior Boarder
Corgi GS15


Whats special about this particular example is the white roof on the horsebox, which seems to be an unlisted variation which i never even knew existed!






 Here is the normal version of the 112 horsebox for comparison:


Last Edit: 5 years, 5 months ago by ScottBrown.

Re: Corgi Finds 5 years, 5 months ago #130

Platinum Boarder
Corky wrote: "Are both the cream ones motorized ?"


Both grey and both cream Austin Cambridge's are motorised.

Grey 201 Austin's are rare and I don't think I've ever seen a cream 201.



Rvrevo wrote: "how many perpetual friction motors models are there?"


Here's what I've found so far:


200M Ford Consul

201M Austin Cambridge

202M Morris Cowley

203M Vauxhall Velox

204M Rover 90

205M Riley Pathfinder

206M Hillman Husky

207M Standard Vanguard

208M Jaguar 2.4 litre Saloon

211M Studebaker Golden Hawke

214M Ford Thunderbird Hardtop

216M Austin A40

403M Bedford Van KLG Plugs

404M Bedford Dormobile

405M Bedford Utilicon Fire Dept. Tender


 
I don't think I've ever seen a motorised Citroen

















Routemasternl wrote: "I restored the Riley with the flywheel motor a few weeks ago and sold it on ebay to Austria"

If you do another one then please make it red.

Red 205M Riley Pathfinders are extremely rare so I will be in the bidding.


 
Scottbrown wrote: "Whats special about this particular example is the white roof on the horsebox"


That's interesting Scott.   Not a variation I was aware of.
Last Edit: 5 years, 5 months ago by CorgiCrossEyed.

Re: Corgi Finds 5 years, 2 months ago #131

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I just found this thread, in which a lot of info, and, I sort of explained a lot recently as well, especially about the M series. Sorry if this was done twice, the second time by me.

I especially want to go into the Citroen DS, nr 210. A friend of mine, who is not only a DS man, but also a seller of mint models, says he actually saw a motorized DS once.Well, I never did, so let's stick to the information I DO know.

As the DS was the first French model in the range, Corgi got some info wrong. They thought the DS had rear wheel drive, so for that reason a base was designed with a ball between the rear wheels. (so this has nothing to do with motorized). When that version was done, they were told it had front wheel drive. Quickly the ball was taken off, but of course there were models already sold.


Here a picture of the one with and a common one (restored-white base)without the ball.


Last Edit: 5 years, 2 months ago by Keesie.

Re: Corgi Finds 5 years, 2 months ago #132

Platinum Boarder
Interesting information.

Re: Corgi Finds 5 years, 2 months ago #133

Moderator
and I see they adapted base near the front axle too

Re: Corgi Finds 5 years, 2 months ago #134

Platinum Boarder
What do you mean Theo? Those holes through which you can see the axles? That is the remaining question:


Why those holes, and why closed on the ball-version and on the front only. As you can see on the other version, both axles have open gaps.
Last Edit: 5 years, 2 months ago by Keesie.

Re: Corgi Finds 5 years, 2 months ago #135

Platinum Boarder
Thanks Keesie,

I don't recall seeing one with a drive shaft and diff molded onto the base.

Here are my early Citroens.

The red car is the 210S with suspension.



Last Edit: 5 years, 2 months ago by CorgiCrossEyed.