Corgi Gift Set 31 The 'Riviera' Gift Set
The 'Riviera' Gift Set by Corgi Toys, Gift Set No. 31. Very near mint/boxed, with leaflet. 1st issue version with the light blue Riviera. From The Ground Crew Collection.
This popular Set was made between 1965-68, and comprises:
i) Corgi 245 Buick Riviera in light blue (so 1st issue) with a bright red detailed interior. Suspension on spoked wheels. Intact (early version) tow hook. Pleasing sheen to the original paint finish. Very near mint paint finish. None of the usual chrome rubs.
ii) Trailer is in very close to mint condition. All original paint finish.
iii) Corgi 104 Dolphin Cabin Cruiser is in fresh, bright and clean condition, with a complete label (without the usual age transparency thankfully). Includes original Captain figure, intact outboard motor and propellor.
This tows the original skier on the original plastic water scene attachment. Some evidence of glue around the small holes for the skier to be affixed (at one time it seems the skier had been glued into position).
Colourful card stand is clean, crisp and fresh with vivid colours.
Both pull-out tabs are present and tear-free. Original sellotape still in situ.
The outer box with its wonderfully atmospheric artwork is deeply-coloured and clean. Note the slit puncture on one side. Small scuff and a little area of surface loss on an end flap.