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CitroŽn ID 19 Safari

CitroŽn ID 19 Safari - 436

 

page last updated: 07 November 2011


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Here begins one of the core Corgi staples, the Citroen Safari. This casting keeps coming back over the next decade or so in every variant you can think of, mostly skiing themed - until they ran out of ideas and put the cast of the Magic Roundabout in the back! It wasn't a random model this one - it was a TV tie-in to 'On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis' the couple in the car are supposed to be them - or so I believe.

Just list the great Corgi features though - and most of these were firsts - an estate car with an opening tailgate (a split tailgate too), then the rear seat folds - and just in case you can't see it properly they've left one of the back windows open.

CORGI TOYS

OPENING REAR PANELS

REMOTE CONTROLLED

FOLDING SEATS

DETAILED MOULDED INTERIOR

SPRING SUSPENSION

SEATS, STEERING WHEEL

There are two people in the front - for once not not police or army - just ordinary explorers. There's luggage on the roof and a nice decal on the bonnet. Even the interior colouring is thought about with two colours of plastic to highlight the features. This is such a well thought out package and one of the reasons Corgi was great. There was nothing to touch them in 1963.

With playworn examples the luggage is usually missing and frequently the glass from the tailgate window.

The model was released in 1963 and remained in the range until 1965. The car was always yellow with a Wildlife Preservation decal on the bonnet and moulded luggage on the roof-rack, the luggage is either of the two interior colours, tan or mint, with some of it mask-sprayed in brown. The interior colours are mint green and tan with the dashboard and folding rear seat in one colour and the remainder of the interior in the other. The interior colours can be either way around but this does not seem to affect the value.


   

Yellow, roof luggage (missing) tan interior with mint green dash & rear seat

   
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