Husky / Corgi Juniors by Mettoy
#12c Reliant Ogle Scimitar



The #12 Reliant Ogle Scimitar was the 1968 Motor Show prototype for the long running Reliant Scimitar GTE SE5 sports hatchback famously driven by HRH Princess Anne for many years.
It joined the Corgi Juniors range in 1970 and was in production until the end of picturecard blisterpacks in 1973, appearing in both long and shortcard Whizzwheels picturecard blisters.
It was the sole sportscar released in 1970 not to appear as a Corgi Rocket so there is a reasonable probability that this car was originally pencilled in as one of the cancelled Rockets (912??) numbers.

The first very common issue was white with a plated baseplate, twin wire sprung suspension, orange tinted glazing, yellow seats and plain black 11.5 x 4mm 5 spoke Whizzwheels.
The second very hard to find issue was bright blue enamel, the same shade as used on the well know Ironside truck but otherwise unchanged.
The final recolour was to metallic light blue, a shade shared with the high profile Rally Escort Mk1. These light metallic blue examples are common and came mostly with hot foiled 11.5 x 4mm 5 spokes but also initially with the plain black version as per the earlier colours or at the end with hot foiled 10 slot 11.5 x 4mm.Light metallic blue examples with hot foiled wheels can have either orange or yellow tinted glazing.



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Above: The not too hard to find white Scimitar was the earliest release,

Above: The very rare blue gloss Scimitar in its blister pack.
photo courtesy S. Phillips.


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Above: A rare blue gloss Scimitar with stickers borrowed
from the Husky #11b Austin Healy Le Mans Sprite.

Above: The very common light metallic blue showing the orange and the
yellow tinted windows and the black and the chrome 5 spoke wheels.

Above: A light metallic blue Scimitar with a pre production box,
Unfortunately this box type never made it into production.


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code number
body colour
windows colour
interior colour
base colour
wheels
code 1
white gloss
orange tinted
yellow
plated
black 11.5x4mm 5 spoke
code 2
blue gloss
orange tinted
yellow
plated
black 11.5x4mm 5 spoke
code 3
light metallic blue
orange tinted
yellow
plated
black 11.5x4mm 5 spoke
code 4
light metallic blue
orange tinted
yellow
plated
chrome 11.5x4mm 5 spoke
code 5
light metallic blue
yellow tinted
yellow
plated
chrome 11.5x4mm 5 spoke
code 5
light metallic blue
yellow tinted
yellow
plated
chrome 11.5x4mm 10 slot

Values based on Vectis + ebay actual selling prices.
prices for mint models in blister pack, the value for uncarded models is approximately 1/3
white - 25-30
blue gloss - 100-120
light metallic blue - 20-25