Corgi Gift Set 13
Corgi Gift Set 13 Renault R16 Tour De France Paramount Film Unit. Very near mint/boxed, with GOLD Tripod. Later issue with plain orange card back drop. From The QDT Vault.
This scarce original Gift Set comprises:
A black and white Renault in very close to mint, unused condition with a complete bonnet transfer (hard to find complete) and intact door labels. ‘Paramount’ roof sign labels are clean (often found with staining). Car is complete with spare wheel in the bonnet, driver, camera man and camera. Version with gold tripod.
Bright silver base and as-new original tyres with "Corgi Toys’ embossed. Detailed cast wheels.
Little chip to a door handle and a couple of tiny marks besides. Appears to have been rarely off the intact, complete polystyrene base.
Slightly later version with a plain orange card backdrop inside the box. Complete, fresh and bright. This set includes the race leader on his bicycle (although no handle bars now) in his yellow jersey.
The header card window box is colourful with an attractive header card scene. No crease at header card reverse where it joins the main body of the box! A little age grubbiness but no tears to the card and the card feels crisp. The original cellophane is in place although storage crease now and a couple of tiny nicks.