Saturday, June 9, 2012

CORGI 1/36 LONDON 2012 GREAT BRITISH CLASSICS TAXI


Corgi are proud to introduce the first and only die-cast collection to be inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which we hope becomes a lasting legacy of a monumental moment in sporting history. Whether it is a high end, authentically detailed Limited Edition piece or the start of a multi piece ‘collect them all’ series, there is something here for everyone.


The revolutionary TX1 modeled here was designed, developed and built in 1997. It’s iconic redecessor, the Austin FX3 was produced between 1948 (the year of the last Olympics to be hosted in London) and 1959. The famous ‘black cab’ is universally recognised as a symbol of London. The name taxi derives from the taximeter, the instrument which measures the distance travelled or the time taken, thus allowing an accurate fare to be determined. This device was invented in 1891 by Wilhelm Bruhn. Shop here

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