Corgi Toys 249; Mini-Cooper De Luxe, Wicker Mini

 

The 'Wicker Mini' was a movie tie-in that was never really talked about as such as far as I can remember. It was actually a model of Peter Sellers' own Radford Mini De-Ville as featured in the first Pink Panther film - A Shot in the Dark. I'm planning a series of themed photo shoots for the website - 'unintended film stars' could be a good title with this one from Pink Panther, the Merc 600 from Witches of Eastwick, the Adams Probe from Clockwork Orange... what else?

This rather lovely little Mini-Cooper was introduced in November 1965 and remained in the range until 1969. It was always black with a red roof and wicker panelling. These do tend to be valued quite highly so be prepared to spend out for one. You will see them with spun hubs and with cast hubs

   
Corgi Toys 249; Mini-Cooper De Luxe; Wicker Mini, Black & Red, Spun Hubs Corgi Toys 249; Mini-Cooper De Luxe,  Wicker Mini; Black & Red, Cast Hubs
Corgi Toys 249; Mini-Cooper De Luxe; Wicker Mini, Black & Red, Spun Hubs Corgi Toys 249; Mini-Cooper De Luxe, Wicker Mini; Black & Red, Cast Hubs

 


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