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VOLKSWAGEN 1200

IN EAST AFRICAN SAFARI TRIM


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This is the first outing for the excellent Type 1 VW. The modelling and detail on this car are superb. The last release using this casting would be 11 years later when it comes out again as a rally car, except that the opening parts and the steering have been taken away as has the plating and jewelled lights. Also on the 1976 model the decals and paint are crude, with very poor casting. This is Corgi at its peak - the other is a very poor substitute.

Back to this superb toy - Steering is controlled from the spare wheel mounted on the roof, the front opens to reveal recovery gear and wellies and the engine in the back is nicely detailed. Everything on this car is done well from the mud flaps to the bumper bars.

CORGI TOYS

AUTHENTIC SCALE STEERING CONTROLLED BY SPARE WHEEL
HEADLAMP REFLECTORS
OPENING FRONT
OPENING ENGINE COVER SHOWING DETAILED ENGINE
DETAILED INTERIOR
PLATED FITTINGS

The rally Beetle was made from 1965 to 1968, always in orange with racing number 18. There are no listed variations other than an alleged option to find it in either right or left hand drive - I'm not really sure whether or not this exists. A good, boxed one of these with all the box inners and leaflets, complete with its charging rhino will demand a very high price.


Nice example with missing boot lid   Worn example but complete  
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