Bedford "Utilecon" Fire Tender - 405

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 25 September 2016

 

 

405

 

 

BEDFORD UTILECON FIRE TENDER


 

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There is a confusing mass of these Bedford CA fire vans, but I think I've got my head round it. There are three 'Fire Engines'. The green one (405) is the original casting (split screen, smooth roof) without a friction motor. There is a contemporary of 405 in red with 'Fire Dept' logos (405M) which is the same casting with a friction motor. No 423 is the later casting (one piece windscreen & moulded roof) in red with 'Fire Dept' logos and no friction motor

The 405 Utilicon  Fire Tender was released in 1956 and remained in the range until 1960. It is either bright green or dark green and both colours fetch a similar sort of value, both are hard to find and will attract a high price.

 


Bright green, AFS decal

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