Corgi C488 Routemaster Bus - The New CORGI Company

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This model is the Corgi C488-C-1 Routemaster Bus in Green. This model was released in around April 1984 to celebrate the formation of the new Corgi Toys Ltd company. As such it carries advertising on both sides ["The New CORGI Company" 29 March 1984] and in place of the front and rear route boards [FRONT: Corgi logo on either side of black square with white lettering "29 March 1984" ; REAR: "Support British Industry.... Buy a CORGI"]. The Left hand lower side of the bus is marked South Wales and the right lower side is marked DE CYMRU

This model has no opening parts. The front headlights and grill are represented by cast impressions that have been painted silver. The rear also has cast impressions to represent the rear lights and number plate but these have not been highlighted with an alternative colour.

The entire interior is white plastic with the upper interior showing around the middle of the bus as a white stripe. The glazing is clear with molded lines on some areas to represent the small opening slide windows present on the real bus. The stairs to the upper level have been cast into the lower body casting but there is no corresponding opening cast into the upper interior!

All wheels are of the "speed wheel" type - hollow one piece plastic with a CHROME center, 6 spoke "hub".

The base plate is black plastic and is marked with "corgi" in the centre top and "Made in GT Britain" at the centre bottom. It is held in place with three rivets.

This model was issued in April 1984.

Item: 1726

 


This model is the Corgi C488-C-2 Routemaster Bus in Green. This model was released in around April 1984 to celebrate the formation of the new Corgi Toys Ltd company. As such it carries advertising on both sides ["The New CORGI Company" 29 March 1984] and in place of the front and rear route boards [FRONT: Corgi logo on either side of black square with white lettering "29 March 1984" ; REAR: "Support British Industry.... Buy a CORGI"]. The Left hand lower side of the bus is marked South Wales and the right lower side is marked DE CYMRU

This model has no opening parts. The front headlights and grill are represented by cast impressions that have been painted silver. The rear also has cast impressions to represent the rear lights and number plate but these have not been highlighted with an alternative colour.

The entire interior is white plastic with the upper interior showing around the middle of the bus as a white stripe. The glazing is clear with molded lines on some areas to represent the small opening slide windows present on the real bus. The stairs to the upper level have been cast into the lower body casting but there is no corresponding opening cast into the upper interior!

All wheels are of the "speed wheel" type - hollow one piece plastic with a RED center, 6 spoke "hub".

The base plate is black plastic and is marked with "corgi" in the centre top and "Made in GT Britain" at the centre bottom. It is held in place with three rivets.

This model was issued in April 1984.

Item: 1837

 


This model is the Corgi C488-C-2 Routemaster Bus in Green. This model was released in around April 1984 to celebrate the formation of the new Corgi Toys Ltd company. As such it carries advertising on both sides ["The New CORGI Company" 29 March 1984] and in place of the front and rear route boards [FRONT: Corgi logo on either side of black square with white lettering "29 March 1984" ; REAR: "Support British Industry.... Buy a CORGI"]. The Left hand lower side of the bus is marked South Wales and the right lower side is marked DE CYMRU

This model has no opening parts. The front headlights and grill are represented by cast impressions that have been painted silver. The rear also has cast impressions to represent the rear lights and number plate but these have not been highlighted with an alternative colour.

The entire interior is white plastic with the upper interior showing around the middle of the bus as a white stripe. The glazing is clear with molded lines on some areas to represent the small opening slide windows present on the real bus. The stairs to the upper level have been cast into the lower body casting but there is no corresponding opening cast into the upper interior!

All wheels are of the "speed wheel" type - hollow one piece plastic with a RED center, 6 spoke "hub".

The base plate is black plastic and is marked with "corgi" in the centre top and "Made in GT Britain" at the centre bottom. It is held in place with three rivets.

This model was issued in April 1984 and the packaging carries a small label indicating the original owner purchased it on 15 Nov 1984.

Item: 1842