Husky / Corgi Juniors by Mettoy
#19a Commer Walk Thru van



The Commer Walk Thru van joined the Husky range in 1965 as their first casting with a metal baseplate which was painted gray as was standard for full size Corgis of these years.
It was only in production until 1969 even though the 1:1 remained in production until the end of the 1970s and the look of this van was very close to iconic American UPS vans of the 1970s so perhaps Corgi lost a great promtional tool deleting this model so soon.

The first release was lime green with red sliding doors , blue tinted glazing and 9 x 2mm solid gray plastic wheels featuring rolled brown paper suspension, by far the most robust Husky of the entire range.

In 1968-69 the baseplates were plated instead of painted and for the final year of production the body colour was changed to red to match the sliding doors.
All versions were packaged in standard red & white Husky models blisterpacks with some of the final red issues in the 1969 (post-Woolworths exclusive contract) yellow-red-white blisterpacks.



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Above: The first release in lime green is quite common,
The later issue in red is much rarer.

Above: All Commer walk-Thru vans had grey plastic wheels and blue tinted windows.


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Above: Showing the cast in van driver.

Above: Showing the lime green van with a grey
painted base and a red van with a plated base.


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code number
body colour
windows colour
base colour
wheels
code 1
lime green gloss
blue tinted
grey
9x2mm grey plastic
code 2
lime green gloss
blue tinted
plated
9x2mm grey plastic
code 3
red gloss
blue tinted
plated
9x2mm grey plastic

Values based on Vectis + ebay actual selling prices.
prices for mint models in blister pack, the value for uncarded models is approximately 1/3
lime green - 20-25
red - 30-35