480 - Chevrolet Taxi Cab


£33.99

In 1965, Corgi produced an update of the tooling for 1960’s Chevrolet Impala Taxi (Corgi 221) by introducing a Chevrolet Police Patrol Car (Corgi 481) and the brightly coloured Chevrolet Taxi Cab (Corgi 480).The police car was by far the bigger seller, with well over 500,000 produced, making Corgi 480 something of a rarity – especially when accompanied by its original box.

Based on American cars, each model included a driver figure in the left-hand seat. More notably, each had an unusual horizontally split die-cast body – a casting that allowed the top and bottom of the models to be painted separately, without the need for masking.This meant less wastage at the factory due to paint errors and allowed Corgi to create the taxi’s striking red and yellow scheme.

Size: Length: 106mm Width: 42mm Height: 35mm

Scale: 1:50

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Customer Reviews

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Bruno Spoelbergh
Zeer goed en een prachtig exemplaar.

Prachtige wagen

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GRAHAM TAYLOR
A True Reproduction

A lovely well reproduced, and just as i remember it from back in the 60s.

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John Carson
Postman. 636

Magical brings me back 60 years

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pat conneally
Taxi!

Corgi’s Chevy Impala must be included in any list of the most iconic 1960s diecasts. And the ’59 Impala is one of my personal all-time favourite motors so this replica had to be bought. And what a beauty it is, a perfect reprise of the second type Corgi Impala – the one with the body casting in two parts. Introduced in 1965 as an update of the earlier No 221 and in the range for just one year, this is a relatively scarce Corgi and a brilliant choice for the Club to model. As with other Club issues, it is a superb replica and the thrill of having a brand-new Impala to admire (and play with) half a century later more than justifies the modest outlay. The hat is raised, folks. And I’m looking forward to the Fire Chief version.

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stehen chadwick
chevi taxi

This is great and fits with my collection of james bond and the saint

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