1. Home
  2. View Basket
  3. Checkout

Corgi 497 The Man From UNCLE's 'Thrush Buster'

Corgi 497 The Man From UNCLE's 'Thrush Buster'

Ref: 38969

MARCH SALE- 25% OFF! : was 255.00
Excellent, box Good

Price: 191.25

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law Enforcement) was a cult US TV series from the 1960s, starring Robert Vaughan as Napoleon Solo and David McCallum as Ilya Kuryakin. They spent their time fighting the unfortunately-named THRUSH. If you want to know what that stands for look on Wikipedia!

The Corgi model was launched to cash in on the series' success, but no such vehicle ever appeared on screen as far as I know. Corgi recycled their Oldsmobile Super 88 casting and added some new features: twin searchlights, U.N.C.L.E. bonnet decal, bullet holes in the windscreen, and a roof periscope which, when depressed, makes the Solo and Kuryakin figures lean out of the windows to fire their guns, accompanied by a highly realistic 'click' to represent gunfire.
The bodywork is deep semi-metallic blue, with grey base, yellow interior and green tinted windows.

This example is near mint, with lovely paintwork and a very well preserved bonnet label. It comes with its original box and inner display stand, both of which have some age wear, and there is a tape repair to the inside of one end flap and a tape mark on the other. The 'Waverly Ring' and instructions are missing.

Scale: 1:49
Length: 110mm.
Approx Years: 1966 - 1969
Condition: Excellent, box Good
Shipping Weight: 200g

497 The Man From UNCLE's 'Thrush Buster'

Recently Viewed