Corgi (150) Trophy Vanwall Racing Car. Very scarce. Very near mint/boxed. From The Pennsylvanian Collection. Starting bid £175. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.
A small range of Corgi models (5 in total) were gold plated in 1961 and were sold by Marks & Spencer. Few are available and are sought-after nowadays, even if they did not sell particularly well at the time.
This Vanwall model is in very fine original condition with the distinctive mirror plated finish. Exceptional.
Note that the wheels have dulled now.
The racing car is mounted on a black moulded base with a gold-edged name label. Also present is the piece of notably intact clear perspex which fits over the model when on the stand.
The special Trophy box is complete, crisp, clean and bright, with minimal age/handling wear (lightest wear, small stain). One end flap bears the Vanwall label.