26 August 2022
New reproduction from the Corgi Model Club announced
The next reproduction from the Corgi Model Club is No 256 Volkswagen 1200 in East African Safari Trim. 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 (No 492), which cleverly used the spare wheel’s hole in the roof for an emergency light.
Even if you’re not a subscriber, you can buy any of the releases so far (subject to stock) as a standalone purchase. This model will be available to buy on its own for £35.99, plus postage. But this would cost much less if you subscribe.
To find out more, visit the club’s website at www.corgimodelclub.com.