Corgi Toys 1956-73

228 Volvo P1800 beige

60 GBP

However much one may love Corgi Toys you do have to wonder quite what planet some managers were on when they chose the colours for their models in some periods!

This otherwise impressive sports Volvo, (the car used by Simon Templar no less in white) appears first in a shade of salmon and this variation of sludge. You wonder whether they had some left over from the Impala taxi paintroom, although there is a subtle shade divergence.

With two jewelled lights and that’s all by way of accessories this is another simple but delightful model. Apart from the colour.

This example really looks excellent and this is actually quite hard to find in good condition. I am sure everyone bought The Saint version.