Corgi 486-A Chevrolet Impala Pickup - Kennel Club

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This model is the Corgi 486-A-1 Chevrolet Impala Pickup in red and white "Kennel Club" livery.

There are no opening parts on this model. The front lights, grille, numberplate, and bumper are formed from a separate chromed plastic component that fits between the upper body casting and the lower body/base casting. It also forms the chrome side trim, rear bumpers, and rear lights, with the rear lights also being coated with red paint. This version has a rear pickup or van body with decals on the front (missing) and rear sides reading "Kennel Club". The rear body has a clear sliding door on each side, a clear roof "window" and a metal tailgate that can be opened.

The interior is a pale green plastic with a left hand drive grey plastic steering wheel in the cab area. The rear is also pale green and has been molded to accommodate the dog figures (missing). The glazing is clear all round, with the rear section forming clear walls between the three "cages".

All wheels are of a shaped type - solid one piece cast metal hubs with a spoke pattern, each with a separate black "rubber" tyre, fitted to steel axles.

The base plate, which also incorporates the lower body, is red painted metal and is marked with "Chevrolet, Impala" at the centre top on two lines, CORGI TOYS in the centre middle on a single line, and "Patent Application 24751/63, Made in Gt. Britain" in tiny text on two lines, at the centre bottom. The base plate is held in place with three machined rivets.

This model was issued between March 1967 and 1969 and over 586,000 were sold. The scale is not stated in Van Cleemput's book, but is thought to be 1:50.

Item: 3876