Spot-On N117 Rare New Zealand Issue Tonibell Ice Cream Van. Issued late 60's.
A Diecast Gem.
Now here's a rare one and in very nice condition. The van is in turquoise blue with white interior, silver spun shaped wheels and correct silver painted base plate. It displays full number plates front and back 'ADU 315B'. Various transfer adorn but importantly the correct hand applied red side stripes applied each side. It has fully working independent suspension on all wheels. Yes there is no collapsed suspension.
Condition. Near Mint.
Overall this rare to come to the market model has very nice paint work. A little scrape on the right side raised edge line and a little mark on the back corner of the roof. Apart from this only occasional minor marks. The glazing is bright and scratch free and the silvering is nice. Transfers are also complete. So good to have working suspension which feels firm and the wheels and tyres as you would wish.
Box. Excellent Plus.
A bright original NZ box which presents really well. It does not look tired. The cellophane has been replaced but has been done very well and a price label has been removed defacing the top of the box. A circular shop keepers label is applied to one end but looks fine.
For Spot-On collectors when will you get the next chance. Most collections have this one missing. Not mint but still a very nice clean example.