Details about Corgi 342 Lamborghini Miura WITH Take-off-Wheel
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Jun 15, 2012
Dane, Wisconsin, United States
Only here from the shop of Dr Dinky Professional Die-cast Restorations The Lamborghini Miura with Golden Jacks Take off Wheels.
There will be only very few in the world like this.
This will redefine the word exclusive.
Every Corgi collector knows that Corgi was not going to be the same anymore when the dreaded Whizzwheels arrived.
Corgi was so eager to change to the new thing Whizzwheels that they revamped two models destined for normal wheels to Whizzwheels. These were the 342 Lamborghini Miura and the 344 Ferrari Dino.
These models were actually ready for production and were made for the range of Golden Jacks Take off Wheels, a beautiful system with little levers, jacks, to release the wheel so kids could take wheels on and off. These wheels were very lifelike. These two models had already their boxes printed, showing the Take off Wheels.
So Corgi hastily adapted the chassis to accept the Whizzwheels. They covered the Golden Jacks text with a flimsy sticker introducing the Whizzwheels. But under the hood of the Miura was a spare wheel and that still was a Take off Wheel.
This got me thinking: Would it be possible to turn back the clock to just before the Whizzwheels era? How nice would these models look with their original designed wheels? Taking a closer look revealed that the slots for the jacks were only slightly filled in and you could still see the outline where they should have gone. Opening the model up showed that everything for the Golden Jacks was basically there, it just had to be brought out. A donor Golden Jacks vehicle was used for the suspension and axles with the jacks.
I machined the slots and with a bit of modification the parts just fitted. I had an original box where I took of the stickers and made a photo copy of it.
So here you have it, the Miura as is was designed to look.
The Ferrari Dino will follow soon, so stay tuned.
If you really want the most exclusive Corgi Toy in your collection, this is it.
This model is as good as original, with just some minor touch-ups. The rivets are a Dr Dinky trademark so close to the real thing, you will have to look twice.
NOTE: NO MODEL EVER CAME TOTALLY MINT OUT OF THE FACTORY. EVERY ONE HAS SOME MINOR IMPERFECTIONS. THIS IS A HANDCRAFTED MODEL. EVEN THOUGH I TAKE GREAT CARE, IF YOU PUT ANY MODEL UNDER A BIG ENOUGH MAGNIFIER, YOU WILL SEE IMPERFECTIONS. I'M SORRY TO HAVE TO EVEN PUT THIS PARAGRAPH HERE BUT DUE TO RECENT SITUATIONS I FEEL FORCED TO DO SO.FOR EVERYONE ELSE REASONABLE, THIS IS A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR CORGI COLLECTION.