237 - Oldsmobile "Sheriff" Car


Based on 1961’s Oldsmobile Super 88, this classic American police car model was released in 1962. Corgi produced around 615,000 – an indication of how influential US cop shows and movies were at the time. Given ‘Glidamatic’ suspension and a roof-mounted emergency light, it was perfect for car chases across the living room floor – no doubt receiving chips to its paintwork as it collided with skirting boards and rammed into the hapless getaway car model!

With its iconic black and white livery and silver foil ‘County Sheriff’ roundels on the doors, it stayed in the Corgi range until 1966. Corgi went on to produce two further Oldsmobile Super 88 models – a rather sedate family saloon (Corgi 235), then in 1966, the classic feature-laden Man from U.N.C.L.E.‘Thrush-Buster’ (Corgi 497).

SizeLength: 107mm Width: 40mm Height: 35mm

Scale: 1:49

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Michael Quilter
Great American model.

This is another great American car from Corgi and the club have done very well in reproducing this. I cannot see any size difference in the size of the car against my original saloon version and the finish as usual is superb. Given this was originally released in 1962 it shows how good Corgi models were against any competition. According to the Great Book of Corgi, it sold 615000 in its lifetime, being withdrawn in 1966. I love the lines of this model, lovely soft suspension and powerful looks of an American vehicle. We are due to get the staff car version, so lets hope we will get the saloon as well in time. Great model again from the club. Always look forward to their arrival each month. Keep them coming.

Richard Martin
One for the collection

A well made model that will complement any collection of similar cars.

Army car green model

Beautiful car. I remember the family car, a light blue model,
. But also I rember a (olive) green army car version.

John Shephard

237 - Oldsmobile "Sheriff" Car

Gradon Forsyth
A Perfect little model

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