420 - Ford Thames Airborne Caravan


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: Length: 100mm Width: 60mm Height: 45mm

Scale: 1:43

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 8 reviews
looks smooth

lookjs like lot of time put into design.

Ford airborne camper cirgi

This model is better then original in quality, paint and manufacture!

Calvin Harrje
Let's Go Camping

Great detail

Another winner!

First, I am so happy to see that the metallic green finish was selected. There's a fine line between this and a non-metallic finish (snot green, as I think of it). The metallic looks great without evoking any thoughts of nose goblins. But what about the rest? The quality is authentic (or better), which is why I am becoming an avid collector of the re-released models. I could spend hundreds of dollars on originals or have one of these with all the look and feel, displaying like the 1960s issue without the fear of losing value should it accidentally roll out of the display cabinet.
The CMC does an excellent job with these, and are really good at communicating during the purchase, and after should anything be amiss.

Christine Middleton

Very satisfied with my purchase. Ken Middleton

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