Dinky Toys 503 1st Cab Foden Flat truck with Tailboard


This is a very scarce grey cab Foden with matching flatbed on a blue chassis and over masked front wheel arches, with matching blue cab side flashes and ridged wheels.
Most models of this scarce colour have no mould block for a rear hook but this is one of the last models of this colour issue which received a mould block and small un painted tow hook, which was not introduced until October 1948. Also no tank slots which were not introduced until October 1948. An additional important point is that it has 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 1948 model it came with black grip tyres not the earlier herringbone type.

A very hard model and colour variation to find in any condition. This is a bright example.
Fully light tested and just one small touch in.


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Item Condition
Item Condition

Excellent Plus - Some obvious markings, a major chip or several smaller. Any touch-ins are always clearly stated.
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Item Condition


The model is in excellent condition with some lighter playwear.  The tailboard shows hardly a mark. The cab front also very nice. The main areas of marking are on the cab roof which includes one small touch-in near the front edge and marks around the wheel arches.

The wheels, tyres and base are very nice and the black grip tyres have no flats which are now nice and firm.

It has shiny axle rods and a nice shiny silver bed screw and silver nut and bolt below.

So often Foden & Guy lorries as premium pieces can come with touch up and repainted areas. This model has one very tiny added touch on the cab roof .


Box Condition
Box Condition

Excellent Plus - Minor edge wear, starter tears or heavy pricing. Could also be graffiti or tape residue, but good overall.
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Box Condition

The correct early brown box is very nice with a correct red and white top and side label. There is some age grubbiness now but it is a strong box with no damage to label or box. A large grey factory sticker spot is on the label box end.

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