Miniatures News, October 1968

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The latest fully-detailed Corgi miniature is of a Chevrolet Camaro SS350. It is a fine piece of small-scale die-casting and has the “Golden Jacks” wheel-changing system which Mettoy Playcraft introduced for Corgi miniature cars earlier this year. It also has concealed headlamps, the covers of which can be raised by moving unobtrusive levers by the front bumpers, plated air-intakes in the bonnet and a floor gear lever as fitted optionally, while the bonnet carries the black stripe at the front known to American Camaro owners as a “front accent band”. The hood, with its rear window, detaches. This model is 4 in. long and sells for 9s. Ask for Corgi 338.

Corgi also have gift sets of rather lurid conception, namely a Tour de France Renault 16 camera car and a Zebra-striped “Lions of Longleat” Land Rover, with accessories.

Commercial-vehicle collectors will rejoice in the Meccano Dinky version of the A.E.C. Hoynor car transporter, carrying five or six Dinky miniatures and measuring 15 in. in length with its ramps lowered. It is a working model, very impressive, which costs 25s. 6d.

Last month we priced incorrectly the Lesney “Matchbox” series of motor miniatures. Lesney have NOT increased their prices, these models remaining at 2s. 3d. each.