Corgi 1143; American La France Aerial Rescue Truck; Red, Silver, Yellow

 

Not sure about this one. The tendency towards American lorries in the Corgi range around this time confused me. There were plenty of handsome British trucks around to choose from and this model really fits nowhere into the Corgi range. However it is smart, has lots of features and is a grand piece of model engineering. This fire truck was added to the range in 1968 and remained in production for twelve years, being deleted in 1980. There are no listed variations to the model but early releases in a plain box get a better price than later ones in a window box.

The casting continued to be used in the Corgi Classics era as an aerial rescue truck and as a pumper in both closed and open cab versions

This Corgi Toy was sourced in March 2021 from a private collection

 
Corgi 1143; American La France Aerial Rescue Truck; Red, Silver, Yellow Corgi 1143; American La France Aerial Rescue Truck; Red, Silver, Yellow Corgi 1143; American La France Aerial Rescue Truck; Red, Silver, Yellow
Corgi 1143; American La France Aerial Rescue Truck; Red, Silver, Yellow Corgi 1143; American La France Aerial Rescue Truck; Red, Silver, Yellow Corgi 1143; American La France Aerial Rescue Truck; Red, Silver, Yellow
     

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