Oldsmobile HQ Staff Car (358)


Based on Corgi’s long-running Oldsmobile 88, the HQ Staff Car was one of a number of military- themed vehicles introduced into the Corgi range at the beginning of 1965.An attempt to breathe new life into previously issued models, the initiative was only partly successful, possibly because Corgi chose mainly British vehicles, inexplicably giving them incongruous US Army liveries.

The HQ Staff Car was the exception and is now regarded as one of the most collectible of all Corgi Oldsmobile 88s – due to its low sales at the time and therefore relative scarcity today. Despite being based on an early Corgi tooling (from 1962), it is a fine model in its own right and features a full complement of passengers – a driver and three other figures.

SizeLength: 105mm Width: 40mm Height: 25mm

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As a member of the Corgi Model Club you will receive a monthly delivery of an officially licensed die-cast Corgi Toys re-issue from our collection. Each Corgi Model Club model has been carefully chosen and curated from Corgi’s ‘golden era' of the 1960s and early 1970s.

Each and every Corgi Model Club model is exclusively produced by Hornby Hobbies PLC, owners of the famous Corgi Toys brand name. Each one comes with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity confirming its provenance as an official Corgi Model Club re-issue.

Corgi Model Club models are exact facsimiles of original Corgi Toys. When in mint condition and with their original box, original examples can fetch hundreds of Pounds at auction, making collecting Corgi Toys of the 1960s and early 1970s out of reach for many of us. That is, until now! It is our mission to make collecting Corgi Toys as affordable as possible – introducing these fantastic models to a new generation of die-cast model collectors.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Joel Fonder
Nice car!

Love these new remakes of corgi classics. For years I’ve been buying old broken damaged Corgi’s on the bay, and completely refurbishing them. These new collectibles are really the icing on the cake. Now how about doing the Camaro with the golden jacks. Please!

Antonio Arias
Great staff car.

Received it opened it, loved it. Great addition to my collection.

Philip Poitier
Another Wonderful Model by CMCUSA!

I love being able to take these little walks down "Memory Lane" with childhood models I believed I'd never see again. Beautifully reproduced and packaged, they bring a smile to my face and plenty of fond memories everytime I look at them on my display shelves. Thanks Corgi Model Club, I'll be back for more!

Keith Johnson
The General has arrived!

Using on O-Scale layout, parked outside HQ on layout looks great.

John West

358 - Oldsmobile HQ Staff Car

The most famous Monte Carlo Rally winner of all time – and the French tried to disqualify it!

Sounds familiar these days, doesn’t it?  But it really did happen - in 1966 to be precise. It sounds hard to believe, but the Mini was hot favourite to gain a hat-trick of victories – rally legends Mäkinen and Hopkirk each drove one, together with Rauno Aaltonen in a third Cooper.  And they thrilled fans when they finished first, second and third. But joy quickly turned to disbelief when, ALL three cars were disqualified.

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