9002 Bentley 1927 3½ litre

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A very nice example of the 1964 Corgi Classics issue of the old Bentley in red with red wheels. This has a full hood and a driver wrapped in white (the same driver was used for both this and the 9001 Le Mans edition!!)

There are two versions of the box. This is the later stiff card, two piece type and has the small card packing piece which is often missing as well as the yellow foam rectangle to protect the model.

The model is in excellent condition with no obvious faults that I can see. The driver is very clean and usually you'll find them to be either aged or just grubby. The box is solid and without tears at the edges which most seem to experience. On one side there is slight damage to the surface as you'll see in the photos. There is an original insert with details of the Classic issue. It appears that both the 9001 and 9002 models had the same insert which detailed the Le Mans edition and its racing history as well as providing an application form for the Club.

There are several of these around and they did not sell well at the time, not really appealing to the same market as other Corgis and there were not that many adult collectors in a market which already had teh Matchbox King Size similar models. Finding ones that are original and have the horn and screen intact as well as original packing, however, is more difficult.