Surfing with the B.M.C. MINI COUNTRYMAN - 485

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Surfing with the B.M.C. MINI COUNTRYMAN

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In March 1965 Corgi released the Monte Carlo Rover 2000 and Citroen DS and a Gift set containing both of those and a Mini Cooper, The Ford Anglia Ice Cream van, The Tractor and Beast Carrier set, the updated Jeep FC with suspension, Joe's Diner mobile canteen, the Saint Volvo and this lovely little model. All in one month. In the previous month they had released the Ferrari Berlinetta and in the following month they released the Ford Mustang Fastback. They were truly at the top of their game.

The Surfer Mini Countryman (If it is an Austin it is a Countryman with half-timbered bodywork, if it is a Morris it is a Traveller and does not have the wood - i'm talking real cars here of course. Both Corgi and Dinky chose to model the woody version) stayed in the catalogue from 1965 to 1969. It is a very popular Corgi indeed and will always get a good price. It is seen with either the wavy Austin grille painted silver and the body-coloured van grille, both versions being similarly priced (highly priced at that)

CORGI TOYS

B.M.C. Mini Countryman
With opening doors
Plated Roof Rack
Surfing Figure, Surf Boards

I'm sorry this one is a little the worse for wear, missing surf boards, surfer, radio aerial and one rear door. All of these can be replaced though. But isn't it a pretty little car none the less? Nice ones are really expensive and this one came to me in a complete collection which I was offered by someone who had visited this site and contacted me. He had his father and uncle's very second hand set of die-casts which I was pleased to buy off him all in one go. I'm always happy to talk about this sort of deal, contact me by email via the link on the home page if you have items to sell.


 
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