256 - Volkswagen 1200 in East African Safari trim


Corgi’s first modelling of the iconic Beetle pulled out all the stops. Presented in deluxe packaging, complete with a plastic rhino charging the hapless rally car, the model went on to sell in numbers in excess of 760,000. Packed with features, it was given both an opening boot and bonnet, each lifting to reveal some impressive plastic detailing. Best of all, the model could be steered via a spare wheel mounted on the roof.

The look was completed by East African Rally stickers and decals. Launched in 1965, the model stayed in the Corgi range until 1968.Two years later, Corgi used the same casting for a police version (Corgi 492), which cleverly used the spare wheel’s hole in the roof for an emergency light.

Size: Length: 93mm Width: 40mm 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 111 reviews
Kevin M.
Solid, detailed model.

Another great Corgi model. And the rhino makes it even better!

Mark Paden
It came broke you re company made promises to send another did not ! I’ve collected since 60s

You’re company has lied to me since I got it with broken whells I’ve complained everywhere to no avail was promised a new one never got it ,I sent pictures Ect just look it up I will continue to give bad reviews till I get another or a refund - Mark Paden 6105738655 3666 Catherine ave Allentown pa 18103

Andres Santos Haliscak
Very good

I only wish you could have more cars with true scale steering…

The Rhino Sold Me on the Car

I was surprised to see that corgi
stopped production of this model in
1968. It was still for sale when I was a kid in the 1970's. Although never owning this
car I remember it and especially the rhino. My
store had it prominently displayed top
shelf right hand side of the corgi
cabinet. Once again the car
is recreated exactly like the original. Very nice.

Robert Lundin
Really nice model

I like this model, did not have it when I was a kid.

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