Corgi Toys GS5; British Racing Cars Gift Set

 

Gift Set 5 put together all the racing cars then in the Corgi range. There were two Formula 1 cars - The Vanwall and the BRM and the Le Mans class winning Lotus. The Lotus XI. I saw a Lotus XI racing at a classic car event in Angouleme in September 2006 and it was very disappointing, it just trundled around at the back of the pack. Mind you I think the owner was taking more care of his polished alloy bodywork than getting a place in the race.

This group has been put together from my collection at the time the photos were taken, the cars have all since been sold through Little Wheels.

The models which made up the Racing Car Set - GS5 were:

  • 150 Vanwall

  • 151 Lotus IX

  • 152 BRM

I'm pretty sure the BRM is right in dark green and I'm guessing the Vanwall is right too in red. It's also easy to be sure that these are the pre-revamp versions as they do not have suspension. However the Lotus is harder to place as neither the early or late versions had suspension, I think it really should be the blue version of the Lotus.

This Corgi Toy was sourced before January 2004 from eBay

 
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