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Corgi 431 Volkswagen Pick Up. Very Rare. Issued 1964-66

£420.00 (Sold out)

Corgi 431 Volkswagen Pick Up. Very Rare. Issued 1964-66

Description.
It has a bright yellow truck and cab with a khaki canopy, silver spun wheels, suspension and a yellow interior.
This is a very nice rare find. Usually this model has a red plastic tilt with matching picture box but rarely do you see this version with Khaki green plastic canopy and matching picture box. I have only seen one other a more or less mint model and box selling for £1000 within the last decade.
Possibly an export version and the Khaki canopy is referred within the 'Great Book of Corgi' page 155 but little seems to be known of this model. Only 1 image is shown under images on the internet for Corgi 431.

Condition. Very Near Mint.
The model itself is very nice and close to mint. Only occasional minor marks only. The suspension is fully working.

Box. Good-Poor.
Though this rare box is complete with all flaps it has had poor tape repairs applied to both main end flaps. There is a little surface loss and collector code labels applied to each end. However few collections would boast this model in any condition.

Summary.
The model is showroom quality. Just keep the box out of view.