Karrier ‘Bantam’ Lucozade Van - 411

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KARRIER bANTAM

'LUCOZADE' VAN


 

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Another trip out for the durable Karrier Bantam light truck. There had been two Karrier Bantams released the previous year in 1957, one was a new casting for the Smiths 1 ton van which was around for years in a number of guises and the other was the open sided version of this two tonner. That itself was a rehash of an old pre-Corgi Mettoy which is present elsewhere on this site.

Putting the models side by side you can see where the casting has been altered, but underneath they are the same model. This is a nice toy and putting the roller shutter on the side was a neat touch. The Commer Walls & ERF Moorhouses vans use a back body with no openings - that was no fun to play with. If its a wagon you have to be able to put things in it and cart them around.

The Karrier Bantam Lucozade Truck was released in August 1958. It remained in the range in this form until 1962 when it was given a make-over as a milk van and renumbered 435, before being deleted finally the following year. The box has an effect on value here, the early blue box trucks being worth a little more than later releases in a blue and yellow box.

The Karrier Bantam though had an incredibly long life as a full size truck, first seeing the light of day in 1948 and remaining in production for 30 years.


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