BMC Mini Countryman (485)


This feature-laden Mini Countryman model was an all-new tooling despite its similarity with the earlier (448) Mini Police Van. A bold release from the Corgi team, the star feature was undoubtedly its roof-mounted surf board, complete with a plastic surfer figure. Jewelled headlights and an aerial completed the look. It was introduced into the range in 1965 and stayed in production until 1969.

Despite being manufactured for four years it was only ever painted aqua green. In an additional note for Mini enthusiasts, there were two versions of the actual car. Morris-badged Minis were known as the Traveller, whereas Corgi chose to model the near-identical Austin variant, the Countryman.

Size Length: 80mm Width: 35mm Height: 43mm (inc surfboards)

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 222 reviews
BMC Mini Countryman

I have an original that is chipped, missing a door, rack, boards, and surfer. It’s good to have a shiny, new version with all the parts. I just wish it was made in England!

Thomas Molina
Mini countryman surfer

Nicely made model complete with mini tanned surfer! Inspires me to put on a beach boys album and go cruising! Dig that cool green color with faux wood paneling….

Robert Lundin
Surfer legs bent

I thinks it's a good looking car but the surfers base was bent back so I hope it will straighten up so he will stand.

Richard Grahovac

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So cool.

Beautiful! Keep it up!

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