John Steed’s other steed

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - BUYING & SELLING - www.vec­tis.co.uk

RE­VIEW: Vec­tis, TV & Film Re­lated Toy Sale, Thorn­aby, York­shire, 19 Jan­uary When Pa­trick Mc­nee’s Avengers char­ac­ter John Steed was re­vived for the TV se­ries The New Avengers (1976-77), his car was up­dated to a Jaguar – Big Cat XJC – that Dinky Toys pro­duced as a diecast model. A pre-pro­duc­tion ver­sion com­plete with Steed fig­ure fac­tory sealed on a blis­ter pack is among the items in the Vec­tis TV & Film re­lated sale to­mor­row (Thurs­day), es­ti­mated at £2800-3200. There’s also the Code 3 is­sue model, Dinky No.113, more mod­estly val­ued at £50-70.

In the same sale there is a 1:24 scale Polis­til Her­bie Monte Carlo Gift Set with the film star Bee­tle and Lan­cia Scorpion in a win­dow box, es­ti­mate £220-240.

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