Corgi Toys Gift Set 3
Corgi Gift Set 3 Batmobile & Batboat Set. Very scarce version with authentic early BLACK WHIZZWHEEL BATMOBILE (the same style as specifically made for the red Whizzwheel version, so smooth outer rim). Export issue. Very near mint - mint/boxed. With full Secret Instruction Packet. Starting bid £500. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.
A most desirable Corgi set – and so difficult to find in this condition! Carefully handled and stored and looking as if the contents have rarely been taken out of the crisp, clean and bright box.
This version was only available for a short time before the header card version with the later whizzwheel style was introduced. We believe this particular version was only made for the export U.S. market.
Later, the standard Whizzwheels version would have finely-treaded tyres.
The set comprises:
1) Batmobile in gleaming gloss black finish with both original figures of Batman and Robin. Tow hook version. A particularly difficult find with this style of black tyres, silver wheel detail. The same style as specifically made for the red Whizzwheel version (but in black of course), so smooth outer rim.
Gleaming chrome, bright gold parts. Correct that this version has less pointed rear fins and very bright gold parts. Suspension is fine on all four well-shaped original tyres. Chip of paint or paint flake on an underside front edge. A light edge rub and a few near-microscopic dots.
2) Batboat sits atop the gold trailer with cast wheels. More desirable ‘tin fin’ version (later issues were plastic). Mint condition.
Complete with a Secret Instruction Packet (opened) which contains a badge, a complete sprue of missiles and Instruction Leaflet.
Both items sit in a complete polystyrene inner. A little yellowing has occurred over time.
The rare 1973 issue box is correct without header card.
Colourful and complete with original unpunctured cellophane. A couple of end flap card tears and a little handling wear.