Ford Consul Classic

 

What an egregious pair of motor cars were the Ford Consul Classic 315 and Ford Consul Capri 335 (See the Dinky Toys version: Ford Consul Capri). But they were sadly short lived being late to market and in competition with Ford's own Cortina/Corsair and just being too extreme in terms of styling for the average UK buyer at the time, what a shame they never lasted because they are just so wonderfully camp! One of these or a Wolseley 1500? A Caesar Salad or Brown Windsor Soup?

Corgi made the Consul Classic from 1961 to 1965. Most of the cars are pinky/beige with a dark pink roof. Some of these have the usual; grey baseplate and some have it in the body colour, I've never had one with the grey base, they must be quite rare. You will also see it in vacuum plated god from the 'Golden Guinea' gift set which also contained a plated Bentley Continental and a Ford Consul Classic - a curious choice of cars I always thought.

 

     
Corgi Toys 234; Ford Consul Classic 315; Fawn & Red, Fawn Base Corgi Toys 234; Ford Consul Classic 315; Plated Gold Corgi Toys GS20; Golden Guinea Set
Corgi Toys 234; Ford Consul Classic 315; Fawn & Red, Fawn Base Corgi Toys 234; Ford Consul Classic 315; Plated Gold Corgi Toys GS20; Golden Guinea Set

 


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