224 - Bentley Continental Sports Saloon


£29.99

Released in 1961, originally in two variations – either black/silver or two-tone green – this lavishly featured model was given jewelled lights, an opening boot (that housed a spare wheel), ‘Glidamatic’ suspension and innovative fingertip ‘self-centering’ steering. The look was completed by silver plated bumpers and a radiator capped with Bentley’s iconic ‘Flying B’ mascot – simplified somewhat due to the model’s 1:50 scale.

This extensive tooling was rumoured to have have been too expensive for the Corgi factory to maintain, hence its deletion in 1965 despite sales of over 960,000. In typically idiosyncratic Corgi fashion, the box depicted an all-green Bentley – a colour the model was never available in.

SizeLength: 110mm Width: 37mm Height: 25mm

Scale: 1:50

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Customer Reviews

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ANDREW EDWARDS
Excellent !

An excellent model, just like the original.

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Robert Carlin
Beautiful Bentley

My original Bentley Continental was given to me by a friend who was moving, when were about 8. I still have it, but box-less & play-worn; I’m so glad to have a new one that’s almost an exact replica. It’s a beautiful & elegant model of one of the most stylish cars ever

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ordered4col
No Jewelled Headlights

The model itself is a good reproduction of the original, but I am extremely disappointed that it doesn't have the jewelled headlights or the grey tyres, which gave the original its charm.

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John
Original

I still have the original in two tone green.

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John E
Corgi's finest!

This is a truly excellent re-creation of what I consider to be Corgi's finest model of all time - it was way ahead of anything else when first introduced in terms of detail and features. This one does not disappoint!
I was originally given an example when it first launched & I still have it, albeit in slightly play-worn condition. In fact I have no less than seven examples - well, eight now!
I attach a photo of my new model together with three mint boxed examples of the original, one of each colour scheme produced.

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