Corgi 453-A Commer 5 Ton Truck - Wall's Ice Cream

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This model is the Corgi 453-A-1 Commer 5 Ton Truck in Medium Blue and Cream "Wall's ice Cream" livery.

There are no opening parts. The front cab and chassis are painted medium blue with the headlights, grille, badge, and bumpers picked out in silver. The rear is painted cream and all features are cast into the body and chassis castings. The rear also carries a red, white, and blue water-slide decal on the sides that reads "Wall's, Ice Cream, More Than A Treat" in blue followed by immediately by "A Feast" in red, below which is the WALL'S logo in red.

There is no interior and the glazing is clear plastic in the cab area.

All wheels are of the smooth type - polished metal wheel hubs with separate black rubber tyres, mounted on steel axles.

The base plate is lacquored or plated metal and is marked in the centre with "CORGI TOYS" at the centre front, "Made In, Gt. Britain" at the middle front, and Commer, 5 Ton to the front rear. The base is held in place with a single rivet at the rear and a single body locating tab at the front.

This model was issued between 1956 and 1961 and 229,000 were sold. The scale was stated to be 1:56.

Item: 3731