Husky / Corgi Juniors by Mettoy
#64a Morgan Plus 8
(Rockets 921)



The Morgan Plus 8 joined the Corgi Rockets range as #921 in 1970 and was always packaged in the standard generic Rockets blisterpack. All except for factory colour trials were painted solarbrite red with black seats and all were fitted with 12.5 x 4mm 5 spoke wheels with the earliest runs having plain black wheels and the 1971 production having them hot foiled.
The baseplates were initially made without any patent number cast and plated, however most had the patent number and the final relatively scarce runs in 1971 had white painted baseplates.

The Morgan Plus 8 joined the Corgi Juniors range in 1971 for just 2 years and was only packaged in the short Whizzwheels picturecard blisterpack unless issued in a giftset. Initial production was in bright lemon yellow enamel with black seats, plated baseplate and hot foiled 12.5 x 4mm 5 spokes fitted with a race #20 sticker only on the front passenger door, the side that faced outwards on the blisterpack, a common economy measure on 1970s Corgi Juniors!
This yellow issue also can be found less commonly with 10 slot 12.5 x 4mm and can be with or without the sticker which peels off very easily.

In 1972 the Morgan was recoloured dull red enamel with the same sticker, black seats and plated baseplate, most common with the 10 slot wheels but also issued in lesser numbers with 5 spokes, always hot foiled.
Both Juniors and Rockets Morgans are often found today without the steering wheel which comes off very easily and can occasionally even be missing sealed in the blister, a factory error!



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Above: The yellow Morgan with chrome 10 slot wheels and blue #20 label, All Morgans had black interiors and clear plastic windscreens.

Above: A yellow Morgan with chrome 5 spoke wheels and the red version with chrome 10 slot wheels and blue #20 labels..


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Above: Another view of the red (gloss) Morgan.

Above: The colour was changed to solarbrite red. This one did not have labels but it can be found both with and without a patent number on the base and with chrome or black 5 spoke wheels.

Above: The last issue was in solarbrite red with a
white painted baseplate and chrome 5 spoke wheels.

Above: The #3020 Club Racing gift set can be found with a yellow Morgan,
This one has black #20 labels and chrome 10 slot wheels.

Above: The #3020 gift set can also contain a red Morgan,
This one has blue #20 labels and chrome 10 slot wheels.
Other variations almost certainly exist.


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code number
body colour
base colour
interior colour
label
wheels
Husky/CJ 46a
code 1
lemon yellow
plated, no pat #
black
none
chrome 5 spoke
code 2
lemon yellow
plated, no pat #
black
black #20
chrome 5 spoke
code 3
lemon yellow
plated, no pat #
black
black #20
chrome 10 slot
code 4
lemon yellow
plated, no pat #
black
blue #20
chrome 10 slot
code 5
lemon yellow
plated, no pat #
black
none
chrome 10 slot
code 6
red
plated, no pat #
black
none
chrome 10 slot
code 7
red
plated, no pat #
black
black #20
chrome 10 slot
code 8
red
plated, no pat #
black
blue #20
chrome 10 slot
code 9
red
plated, no pat #
black
blue #20
chrome 5 spoke
code 10
red
plated, no pat #
black
none
chrome 5 spoke
Rockets 921
code 1
solarbrite red
plated, no pat #
black
none
black 5 spoke
code 2
solarbrite red
plated, with pat #
black
none
black 5 spoke
code 3
solarbrite red
plated, with pat #
black
none
chrome 5 spoke
code 4
solarbrite red
white, with pat #
black
none
chrome 5 spoke

Values based on Vectis + ebay actual selling prices.
prices for mint models in blister pack, the value for uncarded models is approximately 1/3
yellow, all versions - 30-40
red, all versions - 30-40
solarbrite red, with plated baseplate - 30-40
solarbrite red, with white baseplate - 50-60