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Foden Flat Truck with Tailboard 503/903

 

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I've got about seventy versions of the various eight wheel Fodens in my database, sadly not though in my collection. There are two styles of cab and four styles of load bed - flatbed, dropside, chainside and tanker. All of them are in a range of nice bright, jolly colours too. They are among the most highly valued die-casts ever anywhere. All of them are sought after and expensive I think the top price paid to date is around 12,000 for a maroon early cab chainside, although they start in the low hundreds.

The first Foden flatbeds with tailboard were released in 1947. The early cab has an exposed radiator and a contrasting colour flash on the sides. In 1952 or so the cab was updated to match the contemporary 1:1 size trucks and the radiator was put behind the grille and the flash removed. In 1954 the number was changed to 903, the model was finally deleted in 1960.

There are sixteen listed version of the Foden flatbed with tailboard if you count all the colours and cab styles, you really have to look at Ramsay to get a view on value as they range from a couple of hundred pounds to a couple of thousand.

Violet cab, orange back, violet chassis, blue hubs, (903)

       
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