Bedford "Dormobile" Personnel Carrier Mechanical - 404M

page last updated: 25 September 2016

 

 

404m

 

BEDFORD DORMOBILE PERSONNEL CARRIER 


 

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Another of the many Bedford CA van models this time with a friction motor. The Dormobile 'Utilicon' crew bus was released in year one of the Corgi brand, 1956, with both freewheeling axles and the mechanical flywheel friction motor. These early releases were in the first casting with the split windscreen and the earlier style radiator grille. In 1959 the mechanical version was dropped from the range and the free-wheeling version upgraded to the new casting with the single-piece windscreen and the updated radiator.

So the Bedford Dormobile Personnel Carrier (404M) was released in 1956 and deleted in 1959. It is found in light blue, described as sea blue, teal or turquoise, or metallic maroon. neither version gets a premium over the other but these are not that easy to find and will cost.

 


Teal blue

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