474 - Musical Ford Thames Wall's Ice Cream Van


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

All our Corgi Toys re-issues are authentic and faithful to the originals. This model is not part of the Corgi Model Club members collection, and can only be bought seperately.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 65 reviews
Gwyn m saunders
Musical ice cream van

I am very pleased with my purchase great detail brings back so many memories of my childhood

Michael Holliday
Ice cream 474

Pleased with it and all works as should.

Surf boy 99
Music box disappointing

Van itself is good but the wind up music doesn’t sound great

Oliver Gordon
Yippee it’s Mr ….. Walls

I am pleased with the ice cream van. as such. It has lots of detail. I just got it and not sure whether or not to use the stickers yet. I might regret it. About the musical chimes, I really would have preferred the model without this feature. As others said it doesn’t play a proper tune. Three jarring notes.hmm . As for that big handle sticking out the back, I could do without it.
So for me ,without the musical feature, it would be perfect.

Steven Blackett
474 ice-cream van

Very good model,as are the rest of the collection

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