Dinky Toys 501 1st Cab Foden 8 Wheel Wagon


Supplied from a Somerset shop owners estate in September 2022 who retained some shop stock Dinky Toys dating from 1953-1961.
Believed never to have been in circulation and where I have viewed and selected around 100 stock for sale. No touch-ups noted except a factory touch to a Weetabix Van which is known to have regularly occurred. If you want to know what is there just give me a call.

This Model.

1st cab Foden Wagon in red cab and chassis and a taupe back with silver cab flashes.
This was the last colour run for the 1st Cab version which has a mount block to house a large un-painted rear tow hook and has tank slots which were both not introduced after October 1948. It continues to have no casting support for the chain posts underneath as this was not introduced until January 1952. There is a spare tyre mounted to the chassis by a correct silver nut and bolt. Please note that a black nut and bolt were not issued for any 1st cab model. Finally as a later release it has the black grip original tyres  with no flats and a full ’20mph’ transfer on the rear left wheel arch.

Light tested and totally original.


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Item Condition
Item Condition

Near Mint - Could include small marks or chips from mint. 
Any touch-ins are always 
clearly stated.
(All items graded out of 5)

Item Condition

This example is not mint but believe never circulated from shop stock. There are some chips/box rubs mainly around wheel arches and some to the cab roof.

The taupe back is about mint. Tyres, wheels, base, tow hook and screw and bolt mounting all very nice.


Box Condition
Box Condition

Very Nearly Mint - Could be slight wear, neat pricing and shop price label.
(All items graded out of 5)

Box Condition

The box is superb. One of the last issues released in this variation being a blue box with orange label. 7/11 written in two places.

No sun fading or base scuffing  and close to mint with minor marks only. A lovely box.

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