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#2191 OFFLINE   Felly Magic

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:10 AM

Some of my crapper unboxed models for you to nosey at, starting with a repainted Gama Ascona hatchback

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A Solido code 3 Merc 407 van done as a gift to me by a mate who sadly is no longer with us, so it does hold a place in my heart.

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A Schabak VW Jetta which for some reason has the Golf front end...

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#2192 OFFLINE   trigger

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

Just noticed how long it's been since this thread was last updated, I've started collecting a few Vanguard models over the last year that I now have on display in the dining room, I thought I'd share some photos.

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#2193 OFFLINE   Mr Lobster

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

See you got the controversial Mk3 GXL Cortina then.

Created a right load of bother at Corgi that one.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:21 PM

I didn't hear about that?, I know a guy over on buysellcortina was moaning as the reg number is from his car and they never asked permission to use it, is that connected?

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#2195 OFFLINE   Mr Lobster

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:37 PM

Essentially yes. They tried to contact either him or the previous owner but to no avail and the model is actually of the car in the spec the previous owner had it - there had been some changes apparently.

Anyway, owner gets onto Corgi and a load of retailers including us. Demanded that the retailers remove it from sale (Ha! We'd already sold out) and told Corgi that he wanted compensation as they had used 'his' registration without permission and it would make the car more likely to be stolen or some such bobbins.

I believe Corgi told him a polite version of FRO.

Odd though in that his actions seemed to make them more desirable. I think we had about 36 of them and sold them all really quickly at full rrp. There were a good few on eBay making £30 or more. Strange when the other Mk3s they've done have sold ok but not exceptionally well.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

I paid £18 BIN for mine the day they came out on ebay yet they make silly money now, Over on BSC all the other members were telling him not to worry about it and to take it as a compliment and that it might make his car worth more now but the guy couldn't see it.

If Corgi had used mine I'd be over the moon!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:28 PM

Hey Trigger, that Red MK4 Cortina is almost identical to the ex-taxi one my uncle owned in the 1980's, bar a beige vinyl roof. Added to my want list!

I just took delivery of this today (e-bay picture from the listing):

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Havent had a chance to look at it properly yet. I usually put those horrible plastic display cases up in the loft but the presentation of this model is pretty attractive.

Came all the way from France so took ages to arrive.

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