Corgi Toys 499 Citroen Safari 1968 Winter Olympics "Grenoble"
Citroen Safari 1968 Winter Olympics "Grenoble". Very near mint/boxed. With Skier & Tobogganist. From The Hastings Collection.
The most difficult to find of the three Citroen Winter Sports vehicles made by Corgi.
This white and blue Citroen is in all original condition with a beautifully detailed “Grenoble” transfer on the bonnet (very minor wear). All delicate roof parts are complete and intact. Ski-ing and figure on sled are still present.
Shaped spun wheels with suspension. The opening tailgate reveals where the skier and tobogganist can be stowed away safely in the back of the car (the rear seats may be folded down).
Couple of mere dots to the paint finish.
The colourful cellophane-fronted header card box is complete, fresh and bright. Crisp card.
Note the large header card stands up straight (so often found floppy). Original cellophane window has a pinpoint puncture.
Card inner is clean and bright. It has serrated sides which enable the model to be extracted more easily by separating the card at these points. Both serrations have been used for this purpose.
A very attractive example of this popular Corgi Olympic-inspired Citroen.