This is an early example of the 501 Diesel Wagon in dark blue with black chassis. The first type Foden 'DG' cab has a silver side flash and silver grille, headlights and bumper. Unlike later versions, this one does not have a tow hook, and there are no tank slits in the chassis or chain-post bosses. The wheels are matching blue with black 'herringbone' tyres.
This one has moderate paint chipping, heavier on the load bed and cab roof. One end of the front bumper is missing. The tyres are all original and in very good condition, including the spare, and the '20' decal on the nearside rear mudguard is intact. There is some surface rust on the axles.
Approx Years: 1947 - 1948
Condition: Fair, unboxed
Shipping Weight: 417g
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