// you’re reading...

Archive

Basil, a Branch and a Car (an Austin 1100, to be exact!)

This post was archived from the original website for Fawlty Towers Revisited, which premiered on public television in 2005.

The limited edition Corgi Austin 1100 Estate Fawlty Towers car being offered exclusively by PBS stations as a pledge thank-you gift in conjunction with the premiere of Fawlty Towers Revisited and the 30th anniversary of Fawlty Towers actually is the correct replica of the car Basil loved to hate.

While taping Fawlty Towers Revisited in London in May, fomer Fawlty Towers producer/director John Howard Davies told the PBS crew that previous releases of an Austin 1300 as Basil’s car were incorrect.  “And I should know, because I had the same car — an Austin 1100!” he explained.

These highly collectible cars are only available through PBS stations, and the set (pictured above) includes the car, Basil Fawlty figurine, complete with branch, and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

You can learn more details about this limited edition Corgi set in the Fawlty Towers Collectibles category on the right-hand side of this blog, or by going to the Corgi USA web site and clicking on the image of the Fawlty Towers set at the bottom of the page.

And here are a couple of news stories inspired by Basil, a branch and an Austin 1100:

Basil’s Road Rage Tops Brit Poll as No. 1 Momentous Motoring Event

Find out what 2% of British Drivers Have in Common with Basil Fawlty

  • Anonymous

    Great blog post. It’s useful information.
    Driving Lessons Sheffield

  • Anonymous

    Great post, I look forward to reading more.
    auto finance(http://www.quantumfinancesolutions.com.au/)

  • Anonymous

    Very useful car business. This business will very successful because the company business best exchange rates. Insurance of cars also providing. So it is successful business.

  • Anonymous

    Forwarded this to some friends, appreciate your advice
    smsf(http://www.ppartners.com.au/SMSF.php)

  • Anonymous

    How long have you been in this field? You seem to know a lot more than I do, I’d love to know your sources!
    commercial mortgage(http://www.whygroup.com.au/)

  • Anonymous

    Great post, I look forward to reading more.
    loans for bad credit(http://www.safefinancialgroup.com.au/)

  • Anonymous

    You really know your stuff… Keep up the good work!
    oil drilling http://www.undiscoveredequities.com/top_10_2010.html

  • Anonymous

    The car looks great Very useful car business.
    Toronto airport limo
    http://www.bookairportlimo.com

  • Anonymous

    Hey this is good for my car management….thanks for the stuff…keep on posting such article….
    Airport Limo
    http://bookairportlimo.com/

  • Anonymous

    You really know your stuff… Keep up the good work!
    AIRPORT LIMOSUINE http://www.airportlimousines.ca/

  • Anonymous

    Advertising is a non-personal form of communication intended to persuade an audience (viewers, readers or listeners) to purchase or take some action upon products, ideals, or services. It includes the name of a product or service and how that product or service could benefit the consumer, to persuade a target market to purchase or to consume that particular brand.
    Merchant Account Services
    http://www.fdis-wolverine.com

  • Anonymous

    An automobile, motor car or car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor.
    card merchant services

    • Anonymous

      How much is the AIRPORT TAXI fare from centennial airport to victory liner station Cubao Quezon city?
      utah dodge dealers

  • Anonymous

    Is there a shuttle bus or AIRPORT LIMOSUINE that goes to Haneda airport from Tachikawa?
    LIMO TO AIRPORT

    • Anonymous

      This is really a nice and cute car..I really love this..will this be available as a Airport taxi

  • Anonymous

    Shipping you car is the most commonly as well as useful option. Many shipping companies have large carrier trucks which can transport around 10 vehicles in one trip.Getting vehicle shipping online quotes is not an difficult task.You can inquire through the inquiry from of corresponding car shipping company.
    car shipping prices
    http://www.autosmoving.com/auto-transport-quote.php

  • Anonymous

    How much more is male auto insurance compared to female auto insurance?
    female auto insurance
    http://www.cartango.com

  • Anonymous

    Should I buy a car which is categorized as a finance repossession?
    Auto Marketing
    Auto Marketing

  • Anonymous

    What happens when a moving car hits another car moving in the same direction?
    Auto Marketing
    http://www.automotiveinternetmedia.com/

  • Anonymous

    This is really nice and I really Like this car…very nice..I would like to have this one in my County home.

    • Anonymous

      This article details the most commonly used systems of classification. Where applicable, the equivalent Euro NCAP classifications are shown.
      Banners

  • Anonymous

    These highly collectible cars are only available through PBS stations, and the set (pictured above) includes the car, Basil Fawlty figurine, complete with branch, and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
     buy tractor

  • Anonymous

    Buying a Classic Car requires thought, research and some planning. Classic cars are usually bought by enthusiasts to use and enjoy. It is not easy to make a profit from buying and selling classic cars.  audi a4 s line for sale 
    http://www.autoquake.com/cars/Audi-A4-S-Line

  • Anonymous

    New car buying guide. How To Buy Used Cars. Buying from a Private Party. Buying from Dealer. And more tips. Specially focused for South Asian / Desi community in USA.
    Chicago Movers
    http://www.barrettmoving.com/locations/chicago

  • Anonymous

    New car buying guide. How To Buy Used Cars. Buying from a Private Party. Buying from Dealer. And more tips. Specially focused for South Asian / Desi community in USA.
    Chicago Movers
    http://www.barrettmoving.com/locations/chicago

  • Anonymous

    Car rental companies are also known as but are rarely called car hiring agencies. They provide cars to be rented by the public for whatever period the customer may require for a fee.
    Walter Helwich

  • Anonymous

    If safety is your primary concern, stick to the far northwest side. Anywhere from Cicero Avenue (not the village of Cicero) west to the city limits and from Lawrence north to the city limits. It's not cheap.

  • Anonymous

    Great post! Thanks for the information
    Driving Lessons Coventry

  • Anonymous

    Wow,you took me back to 20th century ,when i watched that tv show.That was fun watching back in 1975 and i can never forget marvelous acting by Basil Fawlty.Thanks for this nostalgic experience.
    Driving days

  • Anonymous

    How To Buy Used Cars. Buying from a Private Party. Buying from Dealer. And more tips. Specially focused for South Asian / Desi community in USA.
    Travel Directory
    http://www.travelwebdirectory.org/

  • Anonymous

    nice page oyun

  • Anonymous

    Resveratrol Select is unlike many diet supplements in that it uses a combination of natural and herbal ingredients designed to help the body stay healthy while losing weight. How? By mimicking certain aspects of the Mediterranean diet. resveratrol resveratrol supplements resveratrol review

  • Anonymous

    Top post. I look forward to reading more. Cheers ..
    http://www.rentmeacar.com.au/

Archives