Another 'Blower' Bentley was made but in an unusual 40th scale as part of a Mobil petrol promotion and a small pull-back Rolls-Royce Phanton VI has appeared.
The most recent Rolls-Royce models from Corgi are based on a Phantom III from the James Bond film "Goldfinger" and the "FAB 1" Rolls-Royce from the TV series, "Thunderbirds".
The 3 Ltr Bentley and the Silver Ghost are based on real cars. The Bentley was the race winning car from the 1927 Le Mans, the infamous 'White House' crash event. This car no longer survives.
The Silver Ghost does survive and has been in some high profile collections but has recently been sold at Auction for record sums of Money!
Shown above is just two of the several colour versions available, the model at the back is off-White over sage Green, the front model is two-tone Green, (I am not sure why the back model has Black tyres apart from the fact there was one version fitted from the factory with Black tyres, it may be this model).
The next model in order though, is another Bentley, a 1927 3 Litre 'Le Mans' tourer, launched in February 1964.
The Corgi toys Bentley 3 Litre was part of their new for 1964, 'CLASSICS' range and the first two models for the launch line up were the Ford model 'T' and the Bentley here.
The models were allocated a three digit number, the Bentley was number '900' but as the range progressed with additional colours on the same castings, it became clear to Corgi, they messed up on the numbering system. It was just a few months after the introduction of the models, that they had to modify this three digit system, to a four digit system and the Bentley became model number '9001' allowing the red 'Road Car' to become model number '9002', (the Ford had already used the number '902' as it's initial launch number) and by simply adding this fourth digit, Corgi could now add more models to the range.
MODEL No.9001, The re-numbered Bentley on it's new stiffer card box.
The 'Road Car' Bentley was introduced in March 1964 as an alternative to the Green car, but of the known colour trial models, they chose a bright Red, which on its own is not a problem, but the main production of the Avengers Gift Set Bentley, also used a bright Red car, possibly the remaining stocks of the 'Road Car', but rather annoying for collectors, when down the years, people put Red 'Road Cars' in the Avengers sets to complete them and pass them off as original!