480 - Chevrolet Taxi Cab


In 1965, Corgi produced an update of the tooling for 1960’s Chevrolet Impala Taxi (Corgi 221) by introducing a Chevrolet Police Patrol Car (Corgi 481) and the brightly coloured Chevrolet Taxi Cab (Corgi 480).The police car was by far the bigger seller, with well over 500,000 produced, making Corgi 480 something of a rarity – especially when accompanied by its original box.

Based on American cars, each model included a driver figure in the left-hand seat. More notably, each had an unusual horizontally split die-cast body – a casting that allowed the top and bottom of the models to be painted separately, without the need for masking.This meant less wastage at the factory due to paint errors and allowed Corgi to create the taxi’s striking red and yellow scheme.

Size: Length: 106mm Width: 42mm Height: 35mm

All our Corgi Toys replicas are authentic and faithful to the originals and come with their own numbered certificate of authenticity.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
Robert Bailey
Loving the Taxi!

This takes me back to my childhood days. Now produce the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray and I'll be in Corgi Heaven.

Extremely accurate detail.

I have not yet bought one, but being old enough to remember the Red & Yellow Cab line? The images are amazingly and extremely accurate. The only thing it lacks is the stink of the leaded gasoline smog coming from the tail pipe! Needs a Railroad Station hack stand to make it more 'real'.


Very solid model with excellent detailing.

Rolling thunder
Excellent replica

Im thoroughly enjoying this line of Corgi releases from the golden age of the motorcar. The repro has rich colors and feels very close to the original. Im. Looking forward to the rerelesse of the Jaguar mk 10.

Super Nice Taxi Cab!

This model has great color combination, fine details include price
markings on driver/passenger door and cab driver heading to his destination.

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