Karrier Bantam 2 Tonner - 455

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KARRIER BANTAM

TWO TONNER

 


 

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The Corgi model is the blue one on the right, the red on is a model made by Mettoy before the launch of the Corgi brand, it is interesting to note that about five years later Corgi were back making Co-op liveried trucks. Mettoy is the company that in the fifties decided to launch a range of toy cars to compete with Dinky, that range was to be called Corgi. Here we get a view of Mettoy moving an existing product into the new range.

In 1957 Corgi remodelled the Karrier Bantam for the Smiths Mobile Shop, this was a completely new model of the same truck, which could be seen as odd, why not reuse the same model?. This model returned as the Lucozade van a year later in1958 and again in 1962 as the Dairy Produce van

The Karrier Bantam 2 Tonner was released in January 1957 as a Corgi, remaining in the range until 1960. The Great Book of Corgi has it in blue with a red loadbed. In Ramsay it is also mentioned in red and in grey, both still with the red loadbed. No premium is put on these other colours. I suspect they are probably referring to the pre-Corgi Mettoy releases.


Pre-Corgi Mettoy

 

Corgi - Blue with red loadbed

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