Gift Set 20 The Golden Guinea Set 3 cars in gold finish (3)

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This is a scarce set, with only 23,000 said to have been produced. That makes the models comparable to gems like the 351S RAF Land Rover which had a similar quantity and less than half the stated figures for the 242 Fiat Ghia Jolly and 281 Rover 2000TC. It is a really small quantity but prices don't yet seem to reflect this for some reason.

The contents are an odd selection. The only common theme seems to be that each were first issued in mid-1961 and had something that opened. There is a glorious Bentley Continental Sports Saloon, exactly as the 224 model but now in gold-plated finish. Next is a 234 Ford Consul Classic, again as issued and now gold-plated. The third is the 229 Chevrolet Corvair which gets a new red interior and a gold-plated finish.

The gold finish often degrades a lot and on these models the finish is a little pitted but they all look attractive still and this is a very common feature in these models.

The Bentley has its spare and has all the red jewels in place at the rear as well as an intact bonnet emblem. 

Each model does have wear with chips to the gold finish showing up as the photographs will show but these are not too bad on display on the Bentley and Ford. The Ford has a small mark on the windscreen, more visible from some angles than others. The Chevrolet has bigger chips which show up against the pale finish and there is a crack in the rear screen. This is the cheapest of three sets that I currently have available. The models making up this set have been improved since first listed - hence the new photographs.

For such scarce items this is a reasonably priced set for your collection or investment.