Mercedes-Benz 240D

Another 1:36 item this time initially available in four colours, metallic blue, metallic silver, bronze & beige. It is typical of the Corgis of the period with predictable features and so so modelling, not an overwhelming item, but a nice, if rather staid, car. It was introduced in 1975 and remained in the range in this civilian form until 1981. It is also found in a gift set with a caravan. Values are moderate and not dependent on colour.

Other releases were as a Police car- UK & German, rally car and taxi. The casting was re-used well into the post-Mettoy era.

This is a model of the wonderful Mercedes W123 selling 2.7 million cars between 1975 and 1985. It is a car I regret never owning. I guess there is still time though as they have a reputation for lasting forever.

 
Corgi 285; Mercedes-Benz 240D; Blue Metallic Corgi 285; Mercedes-Benz 240D; Bronze Metallic, Tan Roof Corgi 285; Mercedes-Benz 240D; Silver Metallic Still Looking Corgi 411; Mercedes-Benz 240D Taxi; Orange, Black Roof

Corgi 285; Mercedes-Benz 240D; Blue Metallic (1975)

Corgi 285; Mercedes-Benz 240D; Bronze Metallic, Tan Roof (1975) Corgi 285; Mercedes-Benz 240D; Silver Metallic (1975) Corgi 285; Mercedes-Benz 240D; Beige (1975) Corgi 411; Mercedes-Benz 240D Taxi; Orange, Black Roof (1976)
Still Looking Still Looking Still Looking Corgi 285; Mercedes-Benz 240D; Euro Rally, RN5 Corgi 4111; Mercedes-Benz 240D; Taxi; Cream
Corgi 412; Mercedes-Benz 240D; Police, Black/White (1976) Corgi 412; Mercedes-Benz 240D; Police, Green/White (1976) Corgi 285; Mercedes-Benz 240D; East Africa  Rally(1982) Corgi 285; Mercedes-Benz 240D; Euro Rally, RN5 (1982)

Corgi 4111; Mercedes-Benz 240D; Taxi; Cream

Corgi GS24a; Mercedes-Benz 240D and Caravan        
Corgi GS24a; Mercedes-Benz 240D and Caravan (1975)        

 


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