Corgi Toys 1956-73
1118 International Army Truck US Edition (rare)

1118 International Army Truck US Edition (rare)

110 GBP
Corgi extended the excellent International 6x6 Truck's appeal by adding US Army stars and decals (as well as a Dutch version too). Strangely, in a later 1133 edition, specified as a US Troop Transporter, a different tin canopy had the star transfer placed in a small depressed circular section. This was only available from 1965 for a year or so and not many were sold so it is not that common to find in good original condition now. This is possibly even scarcer, being one of the early US editions that have the canopy with a star affixed but there is no depression, otherwise a plain canopy.

I also believe that some US editions of the 1133 had a plain canopy without a star but all would have had the star on the doors.

Many have been restored although I don’t know where they get the US Army transfers.

Many do get confused with 1133 but the 1188 was around for much longer from May 1959 until 1964 although I don't know for how long there was a US version.

There are two main types of this truck: one has a clear gap between the rear chassis and load area, the other is solid. This one has the gap. I presume there will be both types for both 1118 and 1133 but that remains to be confirmed.

This example is excellent. Great, clear windows, nice paintwork, intact transfers and a smooth tin canopy. There is even a spare tyre and the rear hook has survived too! This is the first example I have seen with a flat canopy in many years and it is, I believe, very scarce.