Often overlooked by collectors, many of the Budgie range were very good quality castings. This cattle transporter is a good example, attractively finished with orange cab and chassis, dark brown flatbed and ramp, and tan rear body. Wheels are the same colour as the chassis: unusually, these models were sprayed after fitting the wheels and axles and before assembly of the body, so the axles are painted as well, unlike Matchbox and Dinky toys of the period.
This example is in played-with condition, and the rear body has at some stage been repainted with dark brown paint, which has since been partly cleaned off. The ramp is intact, but the floor of the interior has been painted with a sort of lumpy yellow pain, presumably to simulate straw. The tyres are original and in very good condition.
Approx Years: 1959 - 1966
Condition: Fair, unboxed
Shipping Weight: 155g
The old toys in this shop are offered as collectors' items only, and may not conform to modern toy safety standards.