Corgi Toys 1956-73
437 Superior Ambulance with original box

437 Superior Ambulance with original box

120 GBP

This is the first type of Superior Ambulance and was issued from 1962 to 1965 in red and cream. This one has clear lights - a lovely example.

This example is almost as new, in lovely condition throughout and the silver paint looks just like chrome. The lights work too. It is the same device used for the first Commer Police Van, operated by a small cam that makes and breaks a contact as the rear axle turns. Modern AA batteries seem a very tight fit and the cam device is a bit stiff after 50 or so years but it is working! Later blue and cream models have a different mechanism.

The decals along the side windows usually get damaged as they are very delicate and get brittle with age. These are excellent.

The box is very good, clean and solid but is missing an inner flap and has a small tear at one edge.

Not easy to find in this condition, nor with a box.

More images