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Corgi 497 The Man From U.N.C.L.E Thrushbuster   Very, Near Mint

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Corgi 497 The Man From U.N.C.L.E Thrushbuster   Very, Near Mint  
Issued 1966-1969

History
Produced to  coincide with the popular TV series this was a great fun action car allowing the UNCLE team to alternate shooting out of the window as you pressed down the roof switch.

Description
This Oldsmobile car has a gleaming, deep purple-blue finish, bright and complete bonnet logo, bright chrome parts, detailed cast wheels. If you press the roof periscope the figure moves from side to side to shoot the enemy! . This is the more difficult to find version with the early diecast spotlights (to dazzle the enemy!). An outstanding display item, especially with such a notably clean, fresh and bright bonnet label:
So often lost or replaced with a copy, this Thrushbuster comes with its original Waverley ring. Changing image on the ring face of Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin.

Condition. Very, Near Mint.
Harsh to not say Mint but just some micro marks on boot. wing. Includes unmarked original Waverley ring.

Box. Excellent-Excellent Plus..
Complete original correct box withcomplete inner stand and original Waverley ring. A little edge wear and some defacing on one end flap due to removal of a price sticker..

Summary.
A very nice example so close to mint. with a reasonable box.