Corgi 264-A-2 Oldsmobile Toronado

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This model is the Corgi 264-A-2 Oldsmobile Toronado in metallic blue.

At the front there is a chrome grille and bumper, above which are two folding headlight panels in chrome. These folding headlight panels are operated via a small bare metal wheel on the right hand side of the model, just behind the bumper. When opened the panels reveal twin pairs of inset jeweled lenses for the headlights. Above the grille, the word "Oldsmobile" is cast into the front of the bonnet and immediately behind this is the bonnet lid which does not open. There are non-opening doors on each side of the body. To the rear is a non-opening boot lid, below which is another chromed bumper and above the bumper, cast into the main body are rear lights painted in red.

The interior is yellow plastic with a left hand drive, chromed plastic steering wheel cast into the dashboard. The glazing is clear all round. This model has a grey plastic tow hook, only found on models issued as part of the GS36-A-1 set.

All wheels consist of a cast hub with simulated wire wheel spokes and a black "rubber" tyre.

The base plate is pale grey painted metal and is marked with "Patent Application 24751/63" to the centre top, "CORGI TOYS" at the centre middle top, "Oldsmobile, Toronado" on two lines at the centre bottom, and "Made in GT. Britain" on a single line at the centre bottom. The base also shows a representation of the motor, gearbox and suspension to the front, and exhaust system to the rear. The base plate is held in place with two machined rivets, one front and one in the rear.

Issued December 1967 to 1970 as Gift Set 36 (Oldsmobile and Speedboat).

Item: 3842