'TAKE OFF WHEELS'

and four built-in

'GOLDEN JACKS'

       CORGITOYS

 MINI-MARCOS GT 850        page last updated: 22 February 2017

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Mini-Marcos

GT 850

CORGI

341


 

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Check out how many models in the Museum from the late sixties and early seventies are in this dark metallic maroon and how all of them have similarly chipped paint.

Here though we have the Corgi modellers at their peak, they have taken a car which was in real life a pug and created an elegant model. It's got some nice novel features too like take-off wheels, faired in headlamps and very nicely detailed interior & engine. Those stripes below the doors too - they were must-have for souped up Cortinas and Anglias in '68. I like this one very much.

The No.341 Mini Marcos was produced from 1968 to 1970 in metallic maroon with no listed variations. No.305, which was the same casting but with Whizzwheels and in white competition trim was released in 1972.

This is another one I owned as a kid, however shortly after getting it I lost a wheel, and that was that, no fun any more. Actually I think that is what saved it. It is one of the rare survivors, not playworn to death, not smashed up and most importantly not repainted. It was that lost wheel and it's being sidelined that saved it.


DIE-CAST MODEL WITH OPENING DOORS

 AND BONNET, SLIDING SEATS AND

SPRING SUSPENSION

 CORGITOYS

Made in Great Britain . Playcraft Toys Ltd. London

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