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249 Morris Mini Cooper with Wickerwork

A near immaculate example of this model with an excellent original box. This has the earlier, normal free-spinning wheels and is in brilliant condition.

226 Morris Mini Minor

A near immaculate example of the pale blue Morris Mini Minor in an excellent original box. With red seats and a distinctive paler blue finish this is a very desirable little model, always popular but getting hard to find in this condition and boxed more or less as new.

225 Austin Seven

This is a near immaculate red mini with an excellent box too. It is the harder to find version with free spinning wheels. Most Austin Sevens seemed to have fixed wheels. It is a bright, very red red colour with lemon interior.

1127 Simon Snorkel Fire Engine

An absolutely superb example of Corgi’s engineering at its peak. This was a very popular model. Not one I had and it is only now that I have acquired one and been able to appreciate just how smart the mechanics are. Even after 50 years the knobs turn smoothly and raise the arms on this device in such a way that the basket stays horizontal.

1120 Midland Red Motorway Express Coach

This is in super condition with the shiny stickers in place and no chips or marks, clean windows and good wheels and tyres. It also has a great original box. I think this is one to watch as the years go by.

322 Rover 2000 Monte Carlo Edition

This is a nice example that has an original box too. The box is not perfect and has had a replacement inner tab added but it is otherwise complete and not that bad. The car is good. It has had replacement #136 decals and some touch-ins here and there. The suspension is strong and the wheels nice and bright with original tyres. The windows are lovely and clear but there is a crack in the rear one where the Trans-o-lite section is inserted.

216M Austin A40 Saloon

This example is totally original and the last M model Corgi made. It was by then not the most popular variant anyway and sales of #216M were pretty poor. Practically all the M models were red with a black roof. This one is in super condition and has a lovely original 216 box too (which many were actually sold in). Excellent paintwork, nice, clean windows, clean wheels and a smooth working motor.

445 Plymouth Sports Suburban Station Wagon

This is an excellent example with some of the best silver paintwork Corgi did - why they didn’t use this stuff on most other models I do not know. There are many tiny chips on the paintwork but it really does still look very nice. There is also now a beautiful original box. That has a crisp clean colour and all the flaps and virtually no signs of wear at all.

251 Hillman Imp

The suspension is fine on this one and is all original. It displays very nicely indeed. This is in first class condition with clear screens, opening rear window and clean interior. These are hard to find in this condition now and this is a very good example with a superb box.

261 James Bond's Aston Martin DB5

This is the first type 261 and is in very good condition. Everything looks and works fine and it comes in my original, almost complete box. Impressive. The screens are clear with no cracks but the window unit has dropped fractionally. It is the Type B with no sidelamps. There is an original instruction envelope an leaflet and an original spare baddie in the plinth too. The box is very clean and smart and is missing just one end flap.

Gift Set 37 Lotus Racing Team

The truck, cars and trailer are all excellent. The inner tray is like new with no discolouration of the polystyrene and the box is really nice. The only faults are the two tears in the top of the box. This is very, very good example of this set in complete totally original form.

Gift Set 47 Ford 5000 Super Major with Conveyor

This is a rare item, issued in 1966 and, despite staying in the catalogue until 1971, it is difficult to find now in original form and especially with a nice original box. The tractor is the familiar Ford 5000 and this one has a chrome exhaust and fittings. Some are grey plastic. The conveyor is also familiar from the device that was fitted to a Jeep FC-150. The rubber belt has come apart but could easily be repaired or replacements are available - it is the original fitting still. Farmer George seems to have gone missing, though, as have all but one of the six sacks that should come in the box. It is, however, a super example of this set and in as new condition otherwise.

499 Citroen Safari Winter Olympics 1968

This model is in superb condition, beautiful unmarked paintwork and everything works with good suspension (never really a problem on this model) . Everything is complete and totally original and it has a good, original box. This is the most difficult to find edition in this condition.

Gift Set 31 The 'Riviera' Gift Set

This set has an excellent pale blue Buick, correct for the first type of this set, and a really nice boat and trailer, in super condition and with an original captain, girl on a ski board and rope. The trailer has an intact ring and both tyres. The boat is complete with no damage to the stripe as is often the case. This is a superb example of a totally original and complete boxed set which is much sought after these days.

492 Volkswagen European Police Car

A really nice model that appears in late 1966 using the Eastern Safari car from the previous year. The steering is cleverly operated via the roof light and, although the suspension was never much on the front of these cars, the model is well built and great fun to own. It has an opening front and rear too with mud flaps at the back and the use of silvered metal for the base to provide running boards and bumpers is so good. This is a totally original example with a lovely original box too, not easy to find now in this condition.

330 Porsche Carrera Six

One of the last models before everything went rapidly downhill with Whizzwheels. This is excellent and is totally original with a lovely original box too.

474 Ford Thames Musical Wall's Ice Cream Van

The idea was probably good, including a selection of chimes that played when you wound the handle. I believe you can even select the different tunes but unfortunately most stopped working shortly afterwards. This one too. It is in beautiful original condition with a super original box and these are very much sought after, even if the knob doesn’t do much now.

464 Commer Police Van

There were several versions of this and this has the later tinted windows without bars and the Police text is in the cast now. Before you had County Police or City Police as transfers. There is also a very scarce green version from Europe. This is all totally original and not easy to find in as good, one-owner condition that I can vouch for!

494 Bedford Tipper Truck

This is a totally original example that has never really been played with and looks like new. It also has its original box and not many have that these days! It features the smart, later style commercial wheels that began to appear on many of the trucks and lorries. It is also a great example of Corgi making use, once more, of the parts of other models. The tipper is, of course, the same as it always was and the cab is the familiar Bedford one, including those lovely mirrors! They are also complete with the reflective pieces still in place.

469 AEC Routemaster London Bus

Only ever out of its box once for the photographs this is an immaculate example of the later version of the iconic double decker. Slightly larger than 468 and with more basic features. This is the very first edition but it was followed by hundreds of promotional issues and all the others are very cheap now. This is the one to get. (The link currently goes to 468 - to be updated soon).

Gift Set 19 Corgi Flying Club

I think this was the final outing for the 438 Land Rover. Very late in the Corgi day, 1973 saw this set appear with a ridiculously broad trailer carrying a pudgy-looking Nipper aircraft. All Whizzwheels this. The set is complete and unmarked with an excellent box. Quite rare now, especially with all the bits.

1144 Chipperfields Circus Crane and Rhino Cage

The Scammell cab gets another lease of life with the crane device that used to be on the 1121 Crane placed over the articulated connection section. It is quite surprising to see the early 1960s crane now on the last Corgi Chipperfields model but it was an effective bit of kit and I guess they had lots to use up! Add a rhinoceros and a plastic cage similar to the type of the menagerie trailer and you have this delightful set. Sales were poor, though, and this is now a very difficult item to find, especially like this in ‘as new’ condition. There is also a beautiful window box that is bright and clear but has a little mis-shaping. Otherwise it is superb.

381 GP Beach Buggy

One of the early Whizzwheel models that, apart from the wheels, could sit happily with the others in the normal range. This is a strange beach buggy, one of several odd vehicles Corgi included at this time. It is as new, in an original box and has the surf boards on the roof. An unusual and nice example of the era, quite immaculate. There are variations with normal ‘pepperpot’ Whizzwheels but this type, with much nicer wheels, is so much better, albeit less easy to track down now.