246 - Chrysler Imperial


£39.99

In the Corgi range for just two years – between 1965 and 1967 – the Chrysler Imperial included a unique and ingenious ‘secret’ bonnet-opening mechanism. Operated by applying downwards pressure on the front axle, the bonnet opened just enough to enable it to be lifted.  However, this clever method of operation was bafflingly omitted from the box text, giving rise to many believing they had a faulty model!

This classic-era Corgi also featured opening doors, tilting seats, two figures (the female passenger being considerably smaller than the male driver) and a boot/trunk that lifted to reveal a set of golf clubs and caddy. Intriguingly, a variation of the Chrysler Imperial appeared in Corgi’s 1969 catalogue as a ‘Bermuda Taxi’. Given the Corgi number 507 this unusual variant was sadly never put into production.

SizeLength: 108mm Width: 41mm Height: 31mm

Scale: 1:52

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Hendrik Nieuwenhuizen
Magic

Corgi never cease to surprise. This model looks better every time I look at it. It's the extra bits that makes them special, auto bonnet opener, opening doors, two passengers and the "hidden" golf trolley, itself well finished, in the boot. It's got the lot for a small model. Paint work and finish are faultless. Just have to get used to the colour and types of plastic they used in the 60s, but that's not meant as a criticism of this model.

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Alain LATRASSE
Nice re-issue

Beautiful car with all extras
Nice collector

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Marc Coremans
Chrysler

Great car !

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