Monday 28 February 2022
Wednesday 23 February 2022
Monday 21 February 2022
The Ford Cortina MkIII GXL was issued in 1971 with a Graham Hill character holding a football. It came in metallic blue, metallic bronze and a solid mustard colour, the latter being available, remarkably, with both right and left hand drive interiors. The mustard ones are really quite rare and seem to have been exported and not sold in the local toy shop.
One of the blue ones came effectively free with some other models a while ago and was in a very sorry state so I decided to see what it would look like with normal wheels. For me, this is a great improvement!
I need to redo this one day as it needs another coat of paint and even the original didn't have door inserts so they look a bit bare. It did have twin jewelled headlamps and opening doors with tilting seats and is an accurate model of a popular car in those times. The released issue had a black 'vinyl' roof which I may need to add too. More in a while on this project.
Thursday 10 February 2022
- The first model with silver chrome bumpers 1968-69
- The second model with gold bumpers 1969-76
- Gold bumpers but with oval shape on base near exhaust 1976
- Whizzwheels with grey base early 1977
- Whizzwheels with silver base later 1977