Corgi Toys 1956-73
405M Bedford CA Fire Tender

405M Bedford CA Fire Tender

25 GBP

A very early original Corgi with the split screen of the 1956 releases.

This is the Mechanical version with a friction motor and the one that is normally found in red. It is in good condition, with clear screens and pretty good paintwork. The base, however, is loose and looks broken at the rear. From what I can tell, though, the front rivet is intact and there has not been any replacement or repainting so it is quite original.

There are not many of these around, the model nearly making my Top 20 Scarce list with less than 100,000 sold. The damaged base does mean that it is available at a reasonable price.

There are two version so this - either a straight or curved front grill - which makes each one even less easy to find!

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