No.61 Q Car
No.61 Q Car
(1) BLACK silver trim SILVER base bpw
(2) METALLIC BLUE silver trim SILVER base bpw
The last Budgie Miniatures model was a re-cycled version of No.15 Austin Countryman with a revised base. It was issued in 1967 and made by Modern Products.
No.61 Q Car had a body casting identical to the earlier model but the base lettering was altered to include 'Q Car' and a revised 'No.61'.
The first issue was gloss-black with spray applied silver trim to the grille and headlights. There was no rear trim. The silver-painted base included the front and rear bumpers and had the changed lettering. The wheels were black plastic.
The second issue was a rich metallic blue with silver trim, silver base and revised lettering.
No.61 Q Car was issued in blue Budgie blister-packs (often with paper labels) and later in Toy House packs in the US. It was also included in Budgie triple blister-pack No.98B Utility Vehicle Set.
The black variation is quite common but the metallic blue one is more scarce.
The real Austin A95 Station Wagon
No.61 Q Car - Packs
1967-70 Blue Budgie blister-packs (Budgie Models)
1967-70 Budgie No.98B Utility Vehicle Set triple blister-packs
1968-70 Toy House blister-packs (US)