There are a number of variations of the Corgi Toys Golden Jack Wheels & Tyres issued in the late 1960’s to add to the ‘play-value’ of the models with the ability to ‘jack up the vehicle and remove a wheel and tyre’.
The obvious problem is that the wheels are then able to roll away to the spot under the cupboard where dust bunnies hide them and Nifflers collect them.
So how to identify the models and the wheels ?
Corgi Toys offered the Golden Jack wheel hubs in blister card sets of 12 as accessory packs. The following chart identifies the models, the original reference numbers, and matching reproduction wheels and tyres from RecoverToy.
|Corgi Toys |
|Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow||273||1354||15.9mm (5/8″)||Single Wheel||Set of 4 Wheels|
|Rover TC 2000||275||1351||15.9mm (5/8″)||Single Wheel||Set of 4 Wheels|
|Oldsmobile Toronado||276||1352||15.9mm (5/8″)||N/A||N/A|
|Chevrolet Corvette||300||1342||15.9mm (5/8″)||N/A||N/A|
|Hillman Hunter Rally||302||1353||15.9mm (5/8″)||Single Wheel||Set of 4 Wheels|
|Chevrolet SS350 Camaro||338||1352||15.9mm (5/8″)||N/A||N/A|
|Mini Marcos GT 850||341||1361||12.7mm (1/2″)||Single Wheel||Set of 4 Wheels|
While it was never officially released the 342 Lamborghini Muira was also intended to be a Golden Jacks model, but was changed at the last minute to a Whizz-Wheels model.