Corgi Toys 00802
Corgi Toys 00802 "FAWLTY TOWERS" Austin A1300 Estate & Basil Fawlty. 'FLOWERY TWATS' issue Mint/boxed. Unused old shop stock model from The Eric Morris Collection. Starting bid £75. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.
Inspired by one of the funniest and most loved comedy series from the 1970’s, this is a hard to find version with ‘FLOWERY TWATS" printed on the header card. In old shop stock, unused condition.
It contains a bright red Austin 1300 Estate, complete with figure of Basil Fawlty in the iconic pose complete with tree branch to give the car ’a damn good thrashing’!
A bright and fresh, crisp window box has been carefully prised open and each set contains the little packet containing the chrome wing mirrors.
A note from a previous vendor of a set of 7 at QDT:
Legend held that only 24 of each of these variations were produced so these instantly became ultra rare Limited Edition collectables with individual ones, particularly Flowery Twats (which is the only proper anagram), going for hundreds at auction.
In actual fact, there were 144 of each of the ‘Misspelt’ models!
They were issued by the wholesalers in packs of 6 models and in each pack one was a “misspelt”. There were approx 5200 models made in the original issue so 860 trade packs needed five of the normal ‘Fawlty Towers’ in each pack (4300) plus 144 of each of the 6 different misspellings (864) which total up to 5184_.This has been verified by the Corgi Collectors Club so now you know and should not believe anyone who says that there were only 24 of each model!
However, it actually makes very little difference to their rarity value since they are still as rare as hen’s teeth, supported by the fact that you can hardly ever find them!