Volkswagen 1300 Driving School Car - 401

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Volkswagen 1300 Driving School Car

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Another example of Corgi living its life backwards. This model has been around for years in various guises with a steering mechanism controlled from the roof.

First time out it was via a roof mount spare wheel as an East African safari rally car, then via a beacon with the German Police car. Now it has a steering wheel on the roof as it is a driving school car. However the earlier ones had opening boot and bonnet - or whatever they are on a Beetle - this final effort at a steering model loses these details, next time out it loses the steering too. Enough said. Terminal decline in model engineering at Corgi

The 1975 release was number 401, the same car came out in 1974 as number 400. The difference was that 401 was in a box with a diorama with a set of bollards to drive around.

I have used the same car to stand for both.

Metallic Blue

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Volkswagen 1300 Driving School Car - 401 Volkswagen 1300 Driving School Car - 401 Volkswagen 1300 Driving School Car - 401
Volkswagen 1300 Driving School Car - 401 Volkswagen 1300 Driving School Car - 401 Volkswagen 1300 Driving School Car - 401
Volkswagen 1300 Driving School Car - 401 Volkswagen 1300 Driving School Car - 401 Volkswagen 1300 Driving School Car - 401
Volkswagen 1300 Driving School Car - 401 Volkswagen 1300 Driving School Car - 401 Volkswagen 1300 Driving School Car - 401
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