Corgi Small Scale; Mercedes-Benz L Artic

The Mercedes-Benz "Kurzhauber" (short-bonnet) truck is a conventional layout, cab-after-engine truck manufactured from 1959 to present day (2022). The engine intruded into the cabin underneath the windshield, all in the name of making a shorter truck to meet the strict period German regulations on overall length. The short-bonnet truck was built in many countries and remains in service throughout many of the regions to which it was exported.

In the closing days of Corgi Toys This Mercedes, a Scania T cab and a Scammell/Leyland Land Train came into the Corgi Toys range. Previously Corgi Toys trucks had been around 1:50 scale, but these are smaller, probably around 1:72 scale, more Corgi Juniors than what van Cleemput refers to as 'true Corgis'. In January 1983 there were three releases with this cab, two fridge trailers with Corgi (1129) graphics and Christian Salvesen (1131) graphics. There was also a tanker also with Corgi graphics (1130), the example in the Great Book of Corgi is yellow. Some of the model numbers on the examples below differ, they may have been re-boxed or from a different release.

The cab was widely used in the early post-Mettoy period and I've shown the ones I have found so far below. Most of the model numbers are guesses as the trucks are not boxed.

 

Mettoy Era        
Corgi Small Scale 1129; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic; Box Trailer, Corgi Corgi Toys 1144; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Fridge Trailer; Christian Salvesen Corgi Toys 1144; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Fridge Trailer; Christian Salvesen    
Corgi Toys 1129; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Fridge Trailer, Corgi Corgi Toys 1131; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Fridge Trailer; Christian Salvesen Corgi Toys 1130; Mercedes-Benz L Artic Tanker, Corgi Chemico    
Post-Mettoy Era        

Box Trailers

       
Corgi Small Scale 1144; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Box Trailer, ASG Transport-Spedition Corgi Small Scale 1144; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Box Trailer, Maynards Wine Gums Corgi Small Scale 1144; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Box Trailer, Raleigh Cycles Corgi Small Scale 1144; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Box Trailer, Royal Mail Parcels Corgi Small Scale 1111; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Box Trailer, Safeway Food Stores
Corgi Small Scale 1144; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Box Trailer, ASG Transport-Spedition Corgi Small Scale 1144; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Box Trailer, Maynards Wine Gums Corgi Small Scale 1144; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Box Trailer, Raleigh Cycles Corgi Small Scale 1144; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Box Trailer, Royal Mail Parcels Corgi Small Scale 1111; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Box Trailer, Safeway Food Stores
Corgi Small Scale 1144; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Box Trailer, Weetabix Corgi Small Scale 1144; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Box Trailer, Yorkie Chocolate Bar Corgi Small Scale 1176; Mercedes-Benz L Artic Box Trailer, Zanussi    
Corgi Small Scale 1144; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Box Trailer, Weetabix Corgi Small Scale 1144; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Box Trailer, Yorkie Chocolate Bar Corgi Small Scale 1176; Mercedes-Benz L Artic Box Trailer, Zanussi    
Fridge Trailers        
Corgi Small Scale 2028; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic; Fridge Trailer; Arla Corgi Small Scale 2020; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Fridge Trailer; Birds Eye Foods Corgi Small Scale 2028; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Fridge Trailer; Danone Yoghourt Corgi Small Scale 2020; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Fridge Trailer; Hall's Bacon & Sausage Corgi Small Scale 1145; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Fridge Trailer; Yorkie
Corgi Small Scale 2028; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic; Fridge Trailer; Arla Corgi Small Scale 2020; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Fridge Trailer; Birds Eye Foods Corgi Small Scale 2028; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Fridge Trailer; Danone Yoghourt Corgi Small Scale 2020; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Fridge Trailer; Hall's Bacon & Sausage Corgi Small Scale 1145; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Fridge Trailer; Yorkie
Corgi Small Scale 1176; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Fridge Trailer; Zanussi        
Corgi Small Scale 1176; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Fridge Trailer; Zanussi        
Tanker Trailers        
Corgi Small Scale 1167; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Tanker, 7-Up Corgi Small Scale 1167; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Tanker, Duckhams Oil Corgi Small Scale 1167; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Tanker, Guinness    
Corgi Small Scale 1167; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Tanker, 7-Up Corgi Small Scale 1167; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Tanker, Duckhams Oil Corgi Small Scale 1167; Mercedes-Benz L Series Artic Tanker, Guinness    

 


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