Steed's Cars - Model Cars
Websites presenting information about the Corgi model:
Gift Set 40
Manufactured in the UK
Playcraft Ltd., Swansea, South Wales
launched January 1966,
sold between 1966 - 1969
list price: 16/9d
In The Avengers John Steed always drove a green Bentley.The original Corgi set however contained a red vintage Bentley, although the gift box showed the racing green vintage Bentley model.
Around 112,000 boxes were sold in the year 1966.
It also contained a white (instead of powder blue) Lotus Elan 2, two figures, one of them John Steed seated at the steer of the Bentley. He wears a grey suit with a grey bowler hat, and Mrs. Peel a white dress. The box also contained three littl, black plastic brollies.
Adverts from Corgi Catalogues 1966 to 1968
According to The Avengers Fanzine "Stay Tuned" (Volume 3, Issue1, Page,8) around 190,000 sets were sold.
CORGI CLASSICS 00101
The Avengers - Vintage Bentley
The set contains a green vintage Bentley and a white metal John Steed figure dressed in a grey suit, wearing a grey bowler hat and a black umbrella.