Saturday, May 20, 2017
A slightly uncommon car.... Corgi Junior Porsche 917
I like featuring unique and unusual cars/pieces from my collection on this blog. Sometimes they are extremely rare. Sometimes just something different from the ordinary. And sometimes they are ordinary pieces after all, but ones that I like a lot.
Some would say that there is nothing overly special about this car, a beat-up model of a mighty Porsche 917 race car, modeled by Corgi Junior. But Corgi Juniors are already somewhat rare models, and this model has a nice feel to it.
One of the things I like most about it is its size... It is big and imposing taking up every millimeter of a standard slot in a Matchbox collector case. Hot Wheels did an excellent 917 as one of the earlier entries in their Adult Collectible series (sold as part of the 4 piece Porsche set in the late '90s), but while that model had great realism / detail and an opening back, it always struck me as being a little small. In contrast, this Corgi is imposing, scaring other race cars right off the starting grid.
In other comments, I wouldn't have minded a more race-car-oriented paint scheme (not even a number on the side), and the gold color is rather bland and unexciting (think mid '00s gold Lexus RX300s!). But the car rolls well on its standard issue wheel.
Overall, a nice car that deserves a quick mention on this (heavily read) blog...!