Many thanks Jon
There is still a 'niggle' in my mind that a few years ago (circa 2008 when I acquired the bike) I 'happened' across brochures for 86 and 87 which showed the minor differences...
I'd have a word with your memory
...there's no Corsa in 1986 or 1987. In fact in the Raleigh Centenary brochure 100 Years Of Winning
(1887-1987), despite Paul Sherwen appearing on the cover on a team bike, there's not one team bike in the brochure for the cycling enthusiast to buy!
Best bikes in this brochure are the Road Ace and the new Randonneur
The Competition 12
appears to have replaced the Team Corsa 12.
Co-founder of a V-CC section, member South Eastern Road Club and owner of - 2005 Bianchi Reparto Corse (modern), 1985 Raleigh SBDU Pro Super, 1984 Raleigh LU Corsa, 1980 Allin Stan Butler Special, 1978 Ron Cooper, 1975 Bill Philbrook tourer, 2 x very early Roberts (mid/late 1960s), 1966 Raleigh Superbe Roadster, 1964 Allin Stan Butler Special Belgique, 1951 Hobbs of Barbican S/C, 1950 Hobbs of Barbican S/C, 1947 Hetchins Super Special, 1908 Centaur Featherweight. 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper.