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Origins

These small motorcycles were originally military-issued transportation vehicles for soldiers in the field. Parachute-equipped capsules were used to safely deliver the bikes from airplanes.

The Corgi Motorcycle Co Ltd. was a British motorcycle manufacturer based in Southport that produced 98 cc scooters developed by managing director John Dolphin from the military Welbike motorcycle. Production of the Corgi scooter for the UK market began in 1948 and 27,050 were manufactured before production ended in October 1954.