Corgi Gift Set 16
Corgi Gift Set 16 Ecurie Ecosse Set. Very near mint- very, very near mint/boxed. First issue in deep metallic blue with orange lettering. With inner packing & Instruction Leaflet. From The Cheshire Collection.
A most popular and sought-after Gift Set from Corgi, this particular version is the first issue from 1961.
1) Ecurie Ecosse Transporter has a vivid metallic blue finish, shaped spun wheels, lemon interior and a light grey base. Sliding side doors, window glazing and a drop down ramp at the rear. Orange lettering at the sides. Able to ‘transport’ the three racing cars included with this set.
Condition: an impressive example in very near mint condition.
2) 151a Lotus XI has a bright mid-blue finish, red seats, racing number 7. Driver.
Condition: Very, very near mint with driver and intact screen. Complete racing number stripe. Virtually mint example. Box is crisp, clean and very bright. Really fresh-looking.
3) 150S Vanwall in vermillion with racing number 25, driver, flat spun wheels with suspension.
Condition: Very near mint. Downgraded since the Corgi period accessory wheel trims are applied. Box is really crisp, clean and very bright. Tiny handling wear only.
4) 152S B.R.M. model finished in green, racing number 7.
Condition: Very near mint. Downgraded since the Corgi accessory wheel trims are applied. Box is extremely crisp, clean and fresh.
Lift-off Lid Box is deeply-coloured. A little storage scuffing on the top surface as well as a and a couple of very small flecks of surface loss. Light wear besides.
Note that this is not a later ‘made-up’ set – all items appear to be the originals from this set. The card boxes of the individual racing cars do not bear individual prices and are exceptionally bright and crisp, showing that they have been kept away form the light inside the box.