19 November 2021
The next exciting release in the Corgi Model Club’s impressive line up is revealed
First released by Corgi Toys in 1961, originally in two variations – either black/silver or two-tone green – this lavishly-featured model was given jewelled lights, an opening boot (that housed a spare wheel), ‘Glidamatic’ suspension and innovative fingertip ‘self-centering’ steering. The look was completed by silver plated bumpers and a radiator capped with Bentley’s iconic ‘Flying B’ mascot – simplified somewhat due to the model’s 1/50 scale. This extensive tooling was rumoured to have been too expensive for the Corgi factory to maintain, hence its deletion in 1965 ,despite sales of over 960,000. In typically idiosyncratic Corgi fashion, the box depicted an all-green Bentley – a colour the model was never available in.
The model has been lovingly retooled and is the next exciting release in the Corgi Model Club’s impressive line up. The first examples will be with early club members by the time this issue goes on sale. To find out more about the new releases, and to start collecting these terrific recreations, ‘join’ the club - for more information, go to www.corgimodelclub.com.