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CORGI VANGUARD VA12002 O SCALE Volkswagen Golf GTI 1600 Mk1 1977 Tricentrol Brit

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CORGI VANGUARD VA12002 O SCALE Volkswagen Golf GTI 1600 Mk1 – 1977 Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship Class C Winner and 3rd Overall, Richard Lloyd

When launched in 1976 the motorsport potential of the Golf GTI was obvious as saloon racer Richard Lloyd recognised. He initially raced an almost standard left-hand drive example, as the right-hand drive model was not available in the UK until July 1979, and more than realised the car's potential, winning the 1301-1600cc Class of the RAC Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship, in 1977, 1978 and, with a much developed car in 1979. Because of the Championship's Class-based scoring system, Lloyd also came close to outright victory, finishing 3rd overall in 1977 and 1979, and a very close 2nd in 1978. His 1977 car is modelled here.

Although Lloyd's early professional life had been in the music business, working within the management of people such as Cliff Richard, he founded well known VW tuning company 'GTi Engineering' in 1978, using expertise gained developing his GTI race car. Tragically, Richard Lloyd was killed in a light plane crash in March 2008.
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