256 - Volkswagen 1200 in East African Safari trim


£37.99

Corgi’s first modelling of the iconic Beetle pulled out all the stops. Presented in deluxe packaging, complete with a plastic rhino charging the hapless rally car, the model went on to sell in numbers in excess of 760,000. Packed with features, it was given both an opening boot and bonnet, each lifting to reveal some impressive plastic detailing. Best of all, the model could be steered via a spare wheel mounted on the roof.

The look was completed by East African Rally stickers and decals. Launched in 1965, the model stayed in the Corgi range until 1968.Two years later, Corgi used the same casting for a police version (Corgi 492), which cleverly used the spare wheel’s hole in the roof for an emergency light.

Size: Length: 93mm Width: 40mm Height: 35mm

Scale: 1:44

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Customer Reviews

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kenneth brown
African vw

Well detailed model,great addition.

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England Mr S
256

Pleased with 256 be quick delivery

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Tim Weldon
Let down by the box

Loathed to give this model any less than 5 stars because it is absolutely stunning. But how the repro box got through quality control I have no idea - the faded looking VW makes me reluctant to display it. Shame, because as I say the car itself, and the rhino, are exactly how I remember them from childhood, which is the reason I bought it. Wonderful memory. Keep up the good work but the boxes are a part of the whole collectible and the reason, I'm sure, why you are reproducing these lovely models.

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Robbie Holmes
African Beetle Safari

Excellent model - missed getting it way back when it was first produced

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Steve F
Police version

Had original police version! Excellent toy loved steering facility from light on roof !

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