SVanguards - The ones that never made it

David Lynn

128 posts

It went for £210, plus £8 postage. If by any chance the buyer ever reads this, I'd love to know if has the paint flaws seen on the handful of other known examples (streaks and "orange peel" bubbling on the roof and/or boot top) and the certificate number (so far 1115 and 1119 are known of 2960).

I can't give a number for how many survived into circulation, but I know of 4 or 5 (one may or may not be a double count), with 3 (or 4) being fully boxed with certificates and the other unboxed. One trade box (6 or 12 examples??) seems to have slipped into the big wide world in Britain, and two examples came over from Chinese factory sources on ebay (one boxed with certificate, and the unboxed orphan). So there's probably a few more out there but unlikely to be very many. Unless of course there's a hidden stash somewhere on a pallet in the back of a warehouse, left over from when the conjectured production batch was pulled because - presumably - of the paint flaws.

Hi there members,I was just wondering if any of you know whether Corgi will ever be releasing a model of the Vauxhall Firenza as theyve released the Viva and i would love them to release a Firenza,also they have released the Vauxhall Cavalier mk2 model but have not released the mk1 saloon model along with the mk1 hatchback/coupe model,I would be very grateful with any info please and thank you in advance.

PR Enis

29 posts

@gerald wilcox

Hi there members,I was just wondering if any of you know whether Corgi will ever be releasing a model of the Vauxhall Firenza as theyve released the Viva and i would love them to release a Firenza,also they have released the Vauxhall Cavalier mk2 model but have not released the mk1 saloon model along with the mk1 hatchback/coupe model,I would be very grateful with any info please and thank you in advance.

Oxford Diecast already make the Firenza Gerald and have released a couple of colourways, maybe more?. Perhaps Corgi can offer a Viva HC or a Victor FD series instead

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