Corgi VA10509 1:43 Triumph TR7 FHC Triton Green
The TR7 modelled was built on January 23rd, 1981 at British Leyland’s Solihull factory; the former Rover ‘shadow factory’ was the third facility to assemble TR7s, earlier examples being built at Speke, Liverpool (1975-1978), and Triumph’s Canley plant, Coventry (1978-1979).
It was registered by BL dealers Patrick Motors Ltd, Birmingham, on August 3rd, 1981 and was ordered in this distinctive colour by company Chairman and MD Alexander Patrick who liked unusual coloured cars, especially bright green shades. He also chose the appropriate number plate, LOG 7X. It cost £6,880 and was retained for their private museum, The Patrick Collection; an example of what most then believed would be the last mass-market UK-made sports car.