Corgi Toys 497 Man From UNCLE Thrushbuster
Corgi 497 The Man From UNCLE's Thrushbuster. Rare cream export version. Very near mint/boxed. With card packing ring and card wrap-around packing piece. Superb outer box! From The Hastings Collection. Starting bid £500. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission. From The Berlin Collection.
A sought-after item from Corgi in the scarce cream finish and made for just for one year only (1966). Usual colour finish is metallic blue.
This Oldsmobile Super 88 Man From UNCLE car is in very close to mint condition with a fine and pleasing cream finish with a notably complete and bright bonnet logo. Please note that this is a completely authentic example, correct that it does not have a bonnet cast square immediately surrounding the bonnet label (only the metallic blue version has this casting detail).
Looking like new, but do note that there are a couple of little marks to the paint finish.
This example comes with a replacement Waverley ring and the card packing ring which fits over the roof button. Original wrap around card packing piece is also present (so often missing).
The inner card stand is crisp with very bright strong colours. Minor wear.
Lots of information on the UNITED NETWORK COMMAND FOR LAW AND ENFORCEMENT (U.N.C.L.E.) on box plinth reverse:
The outer box is brightly-coloured, crisp, and fresh.
A rare t.v. inspired Corgi item issued for a very limited time.