Miniatures News, October 1965

Corgi latest is a fully-detailed l.h.d. Chrysler Imperial convertible with a bag of golf clubs in the openable boot – No. 246 in the Corgi toy series. The doors open and have side windows. Lesney have brought out an 8-wheeled mobile crane (No 30 in the matchbox series) and a S. & S. Cadillac ambulance (No. 54 in the same series). And, just released, is the Lesney replica of a F1 B.R.M., to a scale of 54 : 1, which gives it a length of 2.5 in. Finished in dark blue, with double-baked lead-free enamel, this detailed replica costs 2s, – but why on earth isn’t it in B.R.M. green? Unless as a sop to Centro-Sud? There is, too, a Lesney Mercedes-Benz short-wheelbase touring coach with full interior seating (within an overall length of 2.875 in.), clear-view windows, including roof windows, finished in orange and white two-tone finish. This also sells for a modest 2s. The respective “matchbox” reference numbers are 52 and 68, – W.B.