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 diecast 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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eddy borstlap

256 - Volkswagen 1200 in East African Safari trim

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Mark Rapley
Vw

Remember having the German police car version and being amused for hours. This is a pleasing and clever model. Great fun.

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Gradon Forsyth
Truly wonderful models

Many thanks again for another wonderful model

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Edmund William Chapman
the other Beetle

had the Poliza Beetle as a child, a friend had the African one. liked the fact you could steer them around, by either wheel or the blue light. Glad that the African version has been reproduced. now just need the Poliza one (mine being play worn).

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Bernie Curran

Excellent model. Very well recreated.

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