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Corgi History

1957 1:32

348 VEGA$
801 / 810 Classics
39901 ELVIS
39902  Monroe

1957 1:63

VEGA$
96-2 Junior
90520 Junior
Freeway
Hot Wheels

1959 1:42

214 Hardtop
215 Open
430 Taxi
Husky

1961 1:72

8-a1 Convertible
8-b1 Hardtop

Corgi Toys 801 / 810

1:36 1957 Thunderbird
This mould first appeared as the#348 VEGA$ model in 1980, presumably there was some form of deal done on the mould costs.
The 1980 ASP on the base plate was covered over, and when the Figure was removed, the Rear seat was changed to allow mounting of a Soft top. 
348
801
C810
C810
C810/2
39901
39902

 1980 
 1981 
 1983 
 1987 
 1994 
 1998 
 2001 

VEGA$ model
Soft Top versions release
Open versions in "Cars of the '50s"  Series
Soft Top Versions renumbered
"Classic Cars" Series
Elvis Version
Marilyn Monroe Version

 

 801 box 
 1981
 The Mettoy (TM) Co Ltd
 Northampton
 Great Britain
801 - 1981 - Cream body, Orange Soft Top

801 - 1981 - Cream body, Black Soft Top

801 - 1981 - Cream body, Brown Soft Top

C801 - 1987 - White body, Black Soft Top

Some of these soft tops were re-released as C810 after 1987


 Cars of the 50's Box
  1983
 The Mettoy Co. plc
 Swansea
 Great Britain


C810 - 1983 - Cream Upper body, Orange lower Open

C810 - 1984 - Pink Open


 Cars of the 50's Box
 1984
 Corgi Toys Ltd
 Swansea
 Great Britain

 Corgi Classics box 
 1985
 Corgi Toys Ltd
 Swansea
 Great Britain
C810 - 1985 Black Open

C810 - 1985 - Red Open

C810 - 1987 - Pink body, Black Soft Top

C810 - 1987 - White body

C810 - 1987 - Cream body, Orange Soft Top

C810/2 -1994 - Black ????

   

18 August, 2003