Corgi - 279 Rolls-Royce Corniche

Posted by: RVREVO in Member Blogs

This 14.5cm large model of the Corgi #279 Corniche was made between 1979-83 in many colours. This silver/black two-tone version cam with the blue Italian printed box with yellow insert from the early eighties.

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Opening the bonnet and and its a black engine insert on chrome details. Makes it look a tad messy.

The boot is spacious. Would have had enough space for a spare had tptb had thought of it.

Dashboard shows a lot of the veneer details. doors open wide, and the front seats can tumble.

Compared to the earlier sixties model the door's inserts are cast as one piece.

Lastly the chassis shows a rich array of detail.

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Hoped you liked my show&tell.

Kind Regards, Richard K

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Tags: Vehicles, Corgi

RVREVO
RVREVO on April 21, 2010

nope...

just found out about it when I was researching my big #279er.

If I'll ever run across it you'll know I'll post it here.
Baskingshark
Baskingshark on April 21, 2010

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I remember that range & those boxes, I had the Bond Aston from it - is that Rolls yours too? I'd be interested to see it out of the box - it looks like the color is taupe/metallic light purplish rather than silver
RVREVO
RVREVO on April 21, 2010

And another incarnation as #94030 in the Millenium



Came in full on silver in a crystal box with flaps and a Rolls-Royce emblem.
Baskingshark
Baskingshark on April 21, 2010

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Great pics! I have this model too - it's one of the ones I had from new when I was little. It was previously issued in cream, metallic red, two-tone red and cream (different paint split format, tho) and a sort of orange metallic. This silver/black one had the "RRM 1" Rolls-Royce official plates. I also got the Silver Dawn Corgi did at the same time in the same colours with the same plates. I think I took the plate stickers off mine when I was a kid, tho!

It's interesting that only this Rolls, the original Mini and the James Bond Aston-Martin were deemed popular enough to be remodelled in 1/36 when Corgi switched from 1/43.
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