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If memory serves me correctly, these were released in the mid-to-late-1960s. I can't recall a more exact date, though. Yours is in very nice shape, too--great find!
 

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Nice shape for sure!

My book says it came out in 1965 and ran until '69 and is called the Jeep Tower Truck.

Three other applications for this truck was;
1. Converyer belt truck
2. Tower Truck (with a different sort of "tower" or boom on it)
3. and one with a canopy over the bed towing a horse trailer
 

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The same bodyshell was used in the early 1960s with a different catalogue number & different baseplate that lacked suspension.An ugly truck,
I always wondered why Corgi made it and never saw any real ones on european roads.Was this a commercial success in the US for Jeep?
 

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Really? I allways thought these were cool looking!

They were sort of a rare sight even here in the U.S.
I've only seen a handfull my whole life.
 

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A book I have says only 3296 Forward Controlls were made for the 1963 model year.
A really low number for a U.S. vehicle.
 

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The Jeep FC Series wasn't terribly successful. And ugly? If they're ugly, they fall into the "so ugly they're cool" category.
"So ugly they're cool" Yeah, I can see that.


I also think these Corgis are "ugly-cute"!
That one's pretty cool too. How are the tires on yours? Mine seem to be VERY brittle and one is flat on one side.
 

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I don't have a ton of Corgi's, but about 1/4 of them have dried out and cracked tires.
The majority of them are ok though.
They probably don't hold up as well in drier climates. (?)
 

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Some of my other Corgi tires are cracked, but not this one. The conveyer belt has cracked apart though... :-(
 

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This is just the coolest truck!! Anybody know what year it came out?

I fail to see the ugliness of this truck. I always thought it was as cool as a moose. I've bid on one of these a few times on eBay but never won the bid. Congrats with your cool find, Steve...

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Latest Jeep concept vehicle shows that there is still some life left in that design:

That is a very sharp-looking truck, PW. Thanks for posting the pic - I read an article about this a while back but hadn't seen a good photo. Kinda Unimog-ish...

:wave:
 

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That is a very sharp-looking truck, PW. Thanks for posting the pic - I read an article about this a while back but hadn't seen a good photo. Kinda Unimog-ish...
Freekn amazing, ainnit?!?!?!?!? I love it BIG time!!!
So refreshing to see stuff this cool FINALLYYYY coming outta Detroit.

How about this one? Have you seen it?

This one I would actually buy if it came out...and that's saying aLOT!


Others I found while looking. Never seen these Concepts...noice!!!!!

Nukizer 715 (!!!!)


Apparently this is a production Jeep? Not for the U.S. though...of course. Says made in Egypt for the military only....dangitt.
The Wheels are even perfect.
 

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Lesney could have done their Gladiator in more colours than just red.......
The Corgi FC150 came in 4 colours, the green already seen with suspension & yellow seats & cherry picker was in production at the same time as the deep blue with red seats and suspension however these 2 were first issued without seats and without suspension in pale blue as a plain truck and in red with the cherry picker. Not expensive to buy on ebay and certainly less in demand than most others of those days.......
 
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