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: