My price includes postage and packing within the UK, items usually being despatched within 48 hours of receipt of funds. I am happy to send items abroad but buyers from overseas should contact me for shipping costs and make an additional payment. Buyers are liable for import taxes in their own country where appropriate.
These are photos of the actual model you are buying. Remember that these toys are around 50 years old! All models advertised are original, not restored or repainted unless I have stated otherwise.
So this is where it all began in 1956. This inconspicuous and unattractive car was the very first in Corgi’s catalogue and in the first batch put on sale.
This is the Mechanical version which did not prove very popular and were taken off production a couple of years later and are now much scarcer, especially with a working motor and reasonable, original paintwork!
Green is not the most exciting of colours but may have been a bit more appealing then, I suppose. The normal version is usually a pale shade of mushroom. Oh what fun it must have been in the Corgi paintshop.
Naturally, everyone wants the first of a series in their collection and demand for this one is always high. I am fortunate to have found one with very good paintwork - just the roof really has the worst patches missing but the silver paintwork, as so often is the case with early models, remains excellent.
The wheels and tyres are excellent and windows nice and crystal clear. That can make a huge difference to the model.