Plymouth Sports Suburban

 

This is Corgi getting well into the mainstream of US barges, a typical turn of the Sixties family station wagon, finely modelled too - I particularly like the fine line on the front door glazing to represent quarter lights. It was also the first Corgi to get an interior at launch - no suspension yet though, that was to come first in a couple of months time on the Renault Floride and not until 1963 on this model.

219 - 1959 Release

The Plymouth Sports Suburban was released with detailed interior and no suspension in 1959, this car is always brown over cream with red seats. In 1963 it had suspension added and was recoloured red over blue, model number 445. There is also a US Mail version also released in 1963, model number 443.

445 - 1963 Release

By 1963 this old barge must have been looking a little long in the tooth, a typical turn of the Sixties family station wagon, but finely modelled. However there is no getting away from the fact that it is bite number two of three at this cherry - mind you they were still finding new roles for the '59 Chevy up to the Seventies... The first one came out in '59 without suspension, but with seats. There was also the US Mail version which also had suspension and came out a couple of months after this one.. The second release of the Plymouth Sports Suburban was in April 1963. It was available blue with a red roof or beige with a tan roof. The blue/red car is more scarce and more highly priced. It was deleted in 1965.

443 US Mail

Sometimes in these articles I get a bit sniffy about re-using existing models but this is fun and it did coincide with the addition of suspension and turned hubs to the old one, so it's forgiven. The US Mail version of the Plymouth Sports Suburban was released in June 1963 and remained in the range until 1966. There are no listed variations

     
Corgi Toys 219; Plymouth Sports Suburban; Cream With Fawn Roof Corgi Toys 445; Plymouth Sports Suburban (update); Pale Blue, Red Roof, Yellow Seats Corgi Toys 443; Plymouth Fury Sports Suburban; US Mail
Corgi Toys 219; Plymouth Sports Suburban; Cream With Fawn Roof Corgi Toys 445; Plymouth Sports Suburban (update); Pale Blue, Red Roof, Yellow Seats Corgi Toys 443; Plymouth Fury Sports Suburban; US Mail

 


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