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Bertone

'Shake Buggy'

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Bertone

'Shake Buggy'

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This should be me giving a snort of derision, saying 'Another bloody Mazak' and what is it a model of anyway? This is definitely not a car you see on the road every day and not a typical Corgi toy, but in many ways it is very appealing. The badges on the front and back look like the Chrysler star and pentagon logo which made me think it might have something to do with Chrysler Corp, naturally enough.  So I did a little digging on the internet and found the real car. This is a model of a Bertone styling exercise from 1970 done in collaboration with Chrysler France which was what Simca was called by then. This quite a faithful model and yes, the real one does have air-horns right next to the drivers ear, even the seats are right.

Beach buggy's usually have VW engines and this is definitely not one of those, they used the engine out of a Simca 1200 sports. Pity it never went into production.

The model is found in either pink with green trim or yellow with black or green trim. The model was in the Corgi range from 1972 until 1976. No version seems to attract a premium.

This is a nice example that cleaned up very well

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