Musical Ford Thames Wall's Ice Cream Van (474)


This much-loved ‘musical’ version of Corgi’s Wall’s Ford Thames Ice Cream Van was initially produced in October 1965. Given the model number 474, it was launched just six months after an earlier edition, number 447, which had omitted the iconic five note chimes. The additional production cost of including the musical movement resulted in 447’s child and ice cream seller figures not being included.

Instead, Corgi created a new box design, complete with an illustrative insert card depicting expectant ice cream buyers queuing for their Wall’s ice cream or lolly. Cuts in this card allow it to be slotted into the open window of the ice cream van model to create a mini diorama.

Size: Length: 105mm x Width: 36mm x Height: 48mm

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Customer Reviews

Based on 49 reviews
Nick T.
Wall's Ice Cream Van - 474 is a gorgeous piece

Top quality die cast model brought back cherished memories. This was one I always wanted, and now I can proudly display on my book/CD shelf

Nice, but the music is pretty weak

When you turn the crank for the music there are only 2-3 notes that play. Not a little jingle. Seems a little weak. The vehicle itself is nicely made and detailed.

Ward Kinney
474 - Musical Ford Thames Wall's Ice Cream Van

This is a great replica and the Ice Cream melody makes this a unique collectable.

Michael Kassel
Ok but some package issues

First time I was disappointed in an order. The van was fine but the model’s box was torn and it did not ship with the sticker sheet or stand up card either. The solution is they’ll send me new box and missing items but they prefer to send it out with my next order due to shipping cost. I understand that and I do appreciate their customer service’s prompt reply so overall still happy with this purchase and their proposed resolution. I doubt this will happen to anyone else. The model is excellent.

Beautiful model

This remake of the Walls ice cream truck is awesome. Great details.

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