Corgi Gift Set 5S British Racing Cars Set. Very near mint/boxed (wear) with packing card. Rare set, especially this early blister pack issue. From The Corbridge Collection - spanning a period of over 40 years of collecting!
Issued between 1959-60, this early issue Racing Car set comprises:
1) 150 Vanwall Racing Car in red with driver and intact windscreen. Flat spun wheels. Racing number 7. With original packing card piece. Small area of rough casting.
2) 151 Lotus XI Lotus Mark II Le Mans, in Duck-Egg Blue with deep red seating, intact blue-tinted windscreen. Racing number 1. Flat spun wheels. Few little marks.
3) 152 BRM Racing Car in deep Racing Green with blue-tinted windscreen (tiny mark). Few little paint marks to the glossy day-one fresh paint.
With original packing card piece.
Items do not look as if they have been handled.
However, over time the fragile blister pack top has a few splits. Front end of the blister has come away from the card base. Card base is intact. Original staples are in place.
End flap pictorial box is complete. Moderate age wear and note the few end flap tears.
The first we have offered for sale in a long while.