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1927 Bentley 3 Litre Le Mans Winner - 9001

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Here is a fine model of the '27 Le Mans Bentley. Corgi released this casting four times. As a stand-alone model it was 9001 in green and 9002 in red; both of these with the hood up. The green car was a racer with a racing driver and racing numbers. The red car has red wheels, a driver in normal clothes and no racing numbers. You will also see it in red in the Avengers set (GS40) paired with Mrs Peel's Lotus Élan and figures of both her and John Steed - together with three spare umbrellas. The Avengers set car has the hood folded down, plated metal wheels and has Steed in the drivers seat. I've seen the set with a green car and red wheels - but these are rare.

The last version is an homage to PG Wodehouse, 'World of Wooster' version which is green, with the hood folded down. Jeeves is at the wheel and Bertie in some natty golfing bags is standing by the car. This is not classed as a gift set but is No.9004.

Mine isn't perfect. It has been faded in the sun and the decal has gone from the grille, there should also be a driver, but its otherwise very tidy.


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