Ford Transcontinental; Esso Tanker - 1157

1157

Ford Transcontinental

Esso Tanker

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Corgi Major's big truck version number 5. Starting in 1957 with the Big Bedford then in 1962 the Bedford TK, Ford H Series, Mack Prime Mover and number five came the Ford Transcontinental. Even though in my terms by 1976 Corgi are well into their wilderness years, there are still some things working and this is one of them.

It's nice to find an error in the van Cleemput 'Great Book of Corgi' though;  the book states that this is just a change of cab unit from the 1152 Mack Gloster Saro tanker from 1971. They are correct in that it is a model of the Gloster Saro tank trailer, and it is almost the same as on the Mack - but it is wider, same length, but wider.

The Ford Esso tanker, 1157, was made in red & white from 1976 to 1981. The same truck was also available in other liveries; EXXON, Gulf, Aral, Guinness etc, however they are all under different model numbers. The first ones were launched in 1976 and they ended in 1982 with the Guinness truck No. 1170.

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