Commer Dropside Lorry - 452

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452

 

COMMER 5 TON DROPSIDE LORRY


 

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Like the Karrier Bantam one suspects that this was a model carried over from the pre-existing Mettoy range as it does not really have the Corgi hallmark. I suspect the back body was new for the Corgi range and that the chassis was borrowed from the pre-Corgi range. The later, quick replacement of the Commer with the ERF cab seems to support this theory too. That said there is a matching trailer produced in the following year and the 'Corgi Cargoes' range gives you a set of loads (bricks, sacks, planks, churns) to give real authenticity and play value.

The Dropside Lorry, 452, was added to the Corgi range in 1956 and remained in production until 1963. The loadbed is always cream, the cab can be red or blue. Neither colour gets a premium on price and values in general are significantly lower than many other models from the same period.

 


Red, cream loadbed

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