This model is probably the closest to the original that Corgi chose for their first model in July 1956. The Ford Consul was by then six years old and very popular. Within three months the initial production run in 1956 of 100,000 pieces had sold out and the Swansea factory had to produce a further 250,000 models to meet demand. Corgi had to create a new casting to release this model in our Anniversary Series. This special limited edition model is made in exactly the same way as the 1956 original, with a metal chassis, turned wheels, and of course, windows. See more.