256 - Volkswagen 1200 in East African Safari trim


£35.99

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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VW 1200 East African Safari

Another great recreation of one of the great Corgi toys of the past.
It is a shame the outer box is a lot less vibrant than the original.

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David Wise
Real cool model

Box colours not brilliant but model is perfectlm

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Martin Churchman
Volkswagen 1200 in East African Safari trim

I have bought this for a friend and I can’t wait until I receive mine as I am a member hope I get it before Christmas lovely looking.

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Andy
Excellent

Great model and box. Very impressed

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ANDREW EDWARDS
Great model.

This really is a great model, I think it's better than the original !

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