A bit late for the French Friday party but no worries, I didn’t forget! I’ve shown a few Matras before, even a 1st gen Bagheera. But in the second year of production the Bagheera Courrèges was introduced. Named after André Courrèges.

And AndrĂŠ was a fashion designer, known for his love for miniskirts and the use of one color in particular: White.

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So no wonder this particular Bagheera ended up being just that (non-) color. It didn’t just end there though. It’s interior and dash were trimmed in imitation... Gold!

So you all get out Spandau Ballet’s album True out and enjoy that great 4th song on it.

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Mechanically though it was totally identical to the Mark I Bagheera, it was just trim that differed. Apart from the colour it was distinguished by custom exterior badging and custom interior trim.

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That Courrèges badging is on the front fenders and although I’m all for white cars (I have a white 1:1 for a reason) I actually am not that hot for a white Bagheera. Just give me a more ‘70's/early ‘80's entirely golden one.

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The Courrèges model is a Norev in 1/43. And while more expensive than the golden AutoPlus one I don’t really see why it should cost you more.

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Wheels on that one are better, paint doesn’t look as thick and the AutoPlus has wipers which the Courrèges apparently doesn’t need.

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So and that’ll be all for today. Been too busy lately getting the Be-1 registered so I’m excused to do a shorter post than my regular posts. I think.

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Bon Week-End!