Wednesday, July 15, 2009


The memory can play strange tricks. The third of the Beatles models is the AEC Routemaster bus in Liverpool Corporation livery. Enthusiasts know that back in the 60s and 70s the Routemaster was a strictly London-only bus, but don't blame Corgi. There was an insistence from certain people that Routemasters ran in Liverpool, so Corgi had to produced its Routemaster in Liverpool's colours. Of course, the Leyland Atlantean would have been far more authentic.

However, since this series is to celebrate The Beatles, few will probably worry much about the actual bus chosen. The destination is, of course, Penny Lane, and the registration number is 'BEAT 1'. On the side are advertisements which we believe are shots from A Hard Day's Night.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I just brought this exact model for ten pounds at a local flea market, was that a bad price would you say? I love the Beatles, and wanted a bit of information on it and found your blog. I want to know how many were produced and when? If you have anymore information that would be great.