Corgi Gift Set 6 Volkswagen Truck with Trailer & Cooper-Maserati F/1 (with GOLD wheels) Very near mint/boxed, with nearly always missing plastic 'bubble' packing insert. From The MBU Collection.
A scarce set issued between 1967-69 comprising:
1) Corgi 490 VW Breakdown Truck, shaped spun wheels with suspension. With strung tow hook, red VW emblem, complete and intact “RACING CLUB” paper labels on both sides (light wear). Both spare wheels are present, as well as an intact opening red plastic tool box, complete with all the chrome tools! Complete chevron label at the rear.
2) Corgi 156 Cooper-Maserati on a red trailer with three of the detailed cast wheels in gold. Model is in unused condition attached with an elastic band to the red trailer. Detailed racer with driver, steering wheel and windscreen. Couple of tiny transfer nicks. The trailer is very close to mint. Plastic tow hook and detailed cast wheels.
The contents are housed in a distinctive card picture box with a flip-up colourful backdrop for display. This type of box is so prone to damage and this example is certainly one of the best we have seen. Clean and vividly-coloured, with just a couple of small tears at the opening edge of the flip-up front (nearly always found with large tears at this point – really difficult to avoid tearing). Light wear besides, including ‘foxing’ to the box underside. Period price label at one side. Nice to see the usually missing original plastic ‘bubble’ insert is still present! Corgi Club Membership Form, too.
All in all, this is a scarce and appealing two-piece Gift Set.