VERY SCARCE Benbros #49 Karrier Coca Cola Lorry and #39 Bedford Milk Van


As a result of clearing out one or t wo of my diecasts that I no longer actually have on display, u p for auction here are two unoxed diecast vehicles from the Benbros TV/Mi ghty Midget series , similar versions of both being also included in Lesney's Match box 1-75 miniature vehicle range .The first of these is # 49 from that series, the scarce Karrier Bantam Bottle Lorry measuring approximately 5 4mm. I bought this particular model back in the early 1980s when I was attempting to amass some of the models I remember having as childhood toys , believing it to be the Lesney 37a Coca Cola truck I had played with as a bo y, it was only some time later that I realised that the model I had purchased was in fact a Benbros product and it was much later on that I learnt that this particular model is one of the hardest models to find in the Benbros Mighty M idget series. This model has deep yellow paintwork ,silver trim and bla ck wheels with the underside of the lorry being over sprayed a greyish white. There are red decal panels to both sides of the vehicle (affixed in the factory a little askew on the nearside), and to the rear, with 'Drink Coca Cola ' written in white. The re is some loss to the decals as per the pictures, although wording is for the most part unaffected.
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