|Pic from yesterdaystoys.co.uk|
Who does not know Starky and Hutch? It was one of the greatest TV hits of the mid to late 70s in many countries. The series tells the story of two policemen from sunny California.
Corgi released one version of the red Ford Torino in 1:43 scale (which was then “bootlegged” by Guisval), but also this nice small car set “Corgi Juniors Twins” or “Twin Packs” in 1:64 scale. The Ford Torino was also available in single packs. Mine is missing the white sticker that crosses both sides and the roof.
Both the Torino and the Buick Regal were also available before without the roof siren, but this set, as well as Kojak’s, Superman’s Metropolis Police Car or the Fire Chief Torino.
Both models are very nice in my opinion, the cars are beautiful and famous: they appeared in many movies of the late 70s.
The Buick was also used in different decorations, many of them in Police colours (e.g. Magnum P.I.).
To complete this entry, I will also show a second police Buick with slightly different colours and a different siren. This one is much newer, probably from the late 90s.
FACTS AND FIGURES:
- Name: FORD TORINO and BUICK REGAL (45-B and 28-C1?)
- Scale: Around 1:64
- Year: 1977
- Company: Corgi Toys (Great Britain)
- Size: approx. 6 cm