485 - BMC Mini Countryman


This feature-laden Mini Countryman model was an all-new tooling despite its similarity with the earlier (448) Mini Police Van. A bold release from the Corgi team, the star feature was undoubtedly its roof-mounted surf board, complete with a plastic surfer figure. Jewelled headlights and an aerial completed the look. It was introduced into the range in 1965 and stayed in production until 1969.

Despite being manufactured for four years it was only ever painted aqua green. In an additional note for Mini enthusiasts, there were two versions of the actual car. Morris-badged Minis were known as the Traveller, whereas Corgi chose to model the near-identical Austin variant, the Countryman.

Size Length: 80mm Width: 35mm Height: 43mm (inc surfboards)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Nigel Phillips

485 - BMC Mini Countryman

Chris Strike
Mini Countryman Surfer

Lovely reproduction fits well in any collect. Great finish

michael quilter
Superb model

This is another great Corgi replica from the modelclub. The finish is superb with nice glossy paintwork, jewelled headlights, chrome roofrack and of course our surfer. Corgi continue to give us wonderful models and it is s joy when the next one always arrives. I hope we can have some more Mini's as Corgi did them so well. Keep up the great work in giving us such superb nostalgia.

Mini model does the biz

Never had this model as a kid, so therefore have no previous emotional or nostalgic attachment to it, but it's a neat little car, which along with its box, speaks of an earlier, more innocent time back in the '60s. As I said, I never had it then, but I'm glad to have it now.

I'd like to see the Heinkel Bubble Car, the Bond Bug, and the Corvette Stingray reissued in the near future,

Ian Greenwood
A great trip down memory lane.

The collection of re issues of these corgi models are the finest examples I have ever seen .
The ice cream van , and James bond car are absolute stunners

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