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Corgi Model Club 420 Ford Thames "Airborne" Caravan



Corgi Model Club 420 Ford Thames "Airborne" Caravan

The Corgi Model Club represents a carefully curated cross-section of some of the greatest die-cast models ever to come originally out of Corgi's famous Swansea factory.

Based on a Ford Thames 400E chassis, the Airborne was a classic 1960s caravanette in the VW mode. Corgi introduced this much-loved model into their range in 1962, producing it in various two-tone colour schemes, most notably in green, blue or lilac.

With classic Corgi spun hubs and Glidamatic suspension, the model features rear doors that open to reveal a two-colour interior complete with a small table, a cooker, venetian blinds and even a foam cushion on one for the miniature seats. Injection moulded, the interior was yet another first for Corgi, a significant upgrade in quality compared to typical vacuum-formed plastics of the time. Manufacture of the Ford Thames Airborne ended in 1966 after an impressive 900,000 had been produced.

Size: 10cm x 6cm x 4.5cm. Scale: 1:43