Corgi Gift Set 40. Very near mint/boxed. Very scarce first issue with the GREEN BENTLEY! With 3 plastic umbrellas and card wrap-around piece. From a very fine private Cheshire collection.
Always a sought-after item, this is the authentic and original first issue version with the rare green Bentley with red metal wheels, brown interior and grey driver complete with bowler hat!.
The set comprises:
1)John Steed’s Bentley in green and black finish, correct for this set with red metal wire wheels. Complete with all parts, and including the original figure of John Steed at the wheel. In close to mint condition, with a few little dots on the green running board edges and a dot or two besides.
2) Emma Peel’s Lotus Elan S2 is in sparkling white finish. Very few little marks on this most unforgiving of colour finishes. Original figure of Emma Peel.
Three plastic umbrellas are present too!
Inner card plinth is bright and complete and vividly-coloured. No tears at wheel slots. Both tabs are present as well as the piece of card packing which reinforces the base. Exceptional pristine condition.
The colourful card outer box is complete and bright with all end flaps intact and no tears. Crisp feel. No graffiti.
Curiously, there are some singe marks to one side.
Very minor wear besides.
This example comes complete with the card wrap-around piece and Corgi Club Membership Form (unfolded).