Land-Rover 109 W.B. - 406
PAGE LAST UPDATED: 25 September 2016
|My Corgi collection grew out of my interest in Land Rovers. My wife won't let
me have more than one full size one at a time so I started to buy models. I've owned a number of
real Land Rovers and currently own a 1964 Series 2a 88" Station Wagon. I've
owned Corgi Toy 109" pick-ups as long as I can remember and still have a
broken-backed green one from my childhood. It was once trodden upon and it does a very life like
impression of a real one with a snapped chassis - they break just behind the
cab. My absolute favourite toy though as a child was a Corgi Series 2 Land Rover
109" Tow Truck.
The core model was either blue with a white roof or yellow with a black roof, neither had a rear tilt and both can be found with small or large tyres and with either early turned hubs or later spun hubs. Yellow are generally worth about double the blue ones, hubs don't really have a big effect on value. The green ones are from a gift set with a horse box and should have a tan coloured rear tilt made from pressed tin.
This model is very good indeed and bears very close and careful inspection. I have stripped and rebuilt a few Land Rovers and maintain my current one myself. I know how they are made and what they look like. This is an excellent representation in significant detail of the 109"Series 1 pick-up or 'truck cab' - it is an almost flawless model and one of the high points of the Corgi brand's history.
You get all three colourways made by Corgi of the basic Series 1 Truck Cab here in the pictures although strictly speaking the green one was in only sold in a gift set with a pony trailer and should have a tan coloured rear tilt made of pressed tin.