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Details of Budgie 246 Police Car

Morestone (Budgie) 246
Morestone (Budgie) 246
Paul Sanderson
Budgie 246
Budgie 246
Paul Sanderson
Budgie 246
Budgie 246
Paul Sanderson
Budgie 246
Budgie 246
Philip D
Budgie 246
Budgie 246
Philip D
Budgie 246
Budgie 246
Philip D

The Budgie Police Car. Wolseley 6/80 Police car manufactured in the 1950s and early '60s. Early versions in the more decorative box made by Morestone and stamped underneath 'WOLSELEY SIX-EIGHTY. MADE IN ENGLAND'. Later Budgie versions in the yellow box stamped 'WOLSELEY POLICE CAR. BUDGIE TOYS' and have a white-on-blue Police plate across grille and a neater aerial. Some later Budgies have a similar Police plate across the boot lid too. In 1982 Budgie Seener Ltd resurrected the model but 'modernised' it's image by deleting the bell, loudhailers and the centre bar of the split windscreen, equipping the car instead with roof-mounted spotlights and blue light where the aerial was. The following year Budgie Starcourt Ltd, in a trial run that did not go into full production, the model was further 'modernised' by replacing the blue light with a box Police sign and treating the vehicle to an approximation of the late-'60s blue-and-white Panda car livery. It was available in black, light blue & white finish.

Base:

detailed base, grey painted cast base

Model features:

aerial, bell, loud speakers

Organisation:

police

Packaging:

cardboard box

Vehicle make:

Wolseley

Vehicle model:

6/80

Vehicle type:

police car, saloon car

Wheels:

tyres with tread

Windows:

no windows

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