Corgi Toys 1956-73
321 BMC Mini Cooper S Monte Carlo 1966 edition with original box

321 BMC Mini Cooper S Monte Carlo 1966 edition with original box

80 GBP
Early in 1966 Corgi replaced the 1965 Monte Carlo winner with this one. It is a completely different casting but still it keeps the 321 catalogue number. This edition has just two jewelled fog lamps and RN2 decals. It is also usually easy to spot with the ridiculously big 'signatures' on the white roof.

This example looks much better as the rood transfer has long since disappeared! If you really want one then they are easy to get and reproductions are indistinguishable from the originals these days.

The paintwork is pretty good - just one or two chips and the decals are present, all original but with some wear to the door panels. The windows are all excellent, as are the wheels and suspension. It is good to see shiny silver wheels on these models. The jewels are all original too, white for the headlamps and yellow for the fog lamps.. The sump guard is in place.

The box is original and generally clean but missing one end flap. The end wrap-over sticker is very worn and part has come adrift. These boxes are, though, very hard to find these days and this can still look very fine on display.