Budgie Miniatures

No.21b Oldsmobile Town Sedan

Budgie Miniatures No.21b Oldsmobile Town Sedan

No.21b Oldsmobile Town Sedan was the first of two all-new models created by Budgie when under the ownership of Modern Products. It was added to the Budgie Miniatures collection in 1968 and was based on the Oldsmobile '98' 4-door Sedan. 

 

The Oldsmobile was a straightforward body and base design painted metallic gold without adornments. Although well finished, it lacked play-appeal compared to contemporary Lesney models which by this time included windows and even suspension on some models.

 

Metallic gold was the most common colour of the Oldsmobile with a glossy black base and black plastic wheels. The axles were in covered channels and the base lettering said 'Budgie Models', 'Oldsmobile Town Sedan', 'No.21' and 'Made in England'. 

 

A second small run of metallic blue was the only change to the Oldsmobile and this is a rare version.

 

No.21b was sold in blue 'Budgie Models' blister-packs and was also included in the 1968 triple blister-pack No.95 Town Set.

 

The Oldsmobile Town Sedan had a short life and was withdrawn when production ended in 1970.

Budgie Miniatures No.21b Oldsmobile Town Sedan
Budgie Miniatures No.21b Oldsmobile Town Sedan

No.21b Oldsmobile - metallic gold

No.21b Oldsmobile Town Sedan

Model Variations

 

  • METALLIC GOLD,    gloss BLACK base,    black plastic wheels

 

  • METALLIC BLUE,    gloss BLACK base,    black plastic wheels

Budgie Miniatures No.21b Oldsmobile Town Sedan
Budgie Miniatures No.21b Oldsmobile Town Sedan

No.21b Oldsmobile - metallic blue

No.21b Oldsmobile Town Sedan

Boxes & Packs

 

1968-70   Blue Budgie blister-packs (Budgie Models)

 

1968-70   Budgie No.95 Town Set triple blister-packs

Budgie Models blister-packs 

Budgie Miniatures No.21b Oldsmobile Town Sedan blister-pack
Budgie Miniatures No.21b Oldsmobile Town Sedan blister-pack
Budgie Miniatures No.21b Oldsmobile
Budgie Miniatures No.21b Oldsmobile

No.21b Oldsmobile Town Sedan : metallic gold & metallic blue - front and rear views

Budgie Miniatures No.21b Oldsmobile

No.21b Oldsmobile base

The real 1968 Oldsmobile '98' 4-door Sedan

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Abbreviations used on Nicholas Martin Diecast

   

  • umw - unpainted metal wheels

  • pmw - painted metal wheels

  • pw    - plastic wheels

  • gpw  - grey plastic wheels

  • spw  - silver plastic wheels

  • bpw  - black plastic wheels

  • um    - unpainted metal

  • id.     - maker's identification

 

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