Corgi Toys 1956-73

241 Ghia L6.4 sage green

60 GBP
Here we are at the peak of Corgi's time. Perhaps just past but still doing well. The Ghia was not a car you'd ever have seen on the streets and very few real ones ever left the factory but the model sold hundreds of thousands! It is the one that almost everyone had at one time or another.

It has opening everything - boot, bonnet, doors and the seats fold. There's a lovely little mirror on the dashboard and even a dog on the rear shelf. In good condition, these are splendid models but beware the plastic central unit on which the suspension depends. It breaks and as you had to press down quite a lot to get it to push up the bonnet it did get stressed. So many of these have lost most if not all the suspension and sit very, very low on the ground.

This one is a pretty good example from my own collection in the scarcer sage and cream. It has some chips and marks on the chrome but the suspension has survived!

There are several other shades - a silver blue I am still trying to find in good condition, a dark blue, gold and lemon gold. The lemon gold one has bright yellow seats and usually has cast wheels. The green usually has cream interior and the blues either red or cream with what seems to be random red or cream central units and door panels!