As mentioned in my recent article about Bedford CA vans, there seems to be some confusion about #405 and #423. Even the veritable Vectis seem to have got it wrong.
Now I do feel a bit nervous about saying that so there may be some explanation - like Corgi decided to call the non-Mechanical model #423 and the change to the Type 2 single screen came later. I doubt it. I reckon they did make a few normal 405s in the red with a Fire Department transfer and I have been lucky enough to get one, and in super condition too. It really is an extremely nice example.
It was advertised as a #423M which is even more amusing! No, don't worry; I shall not be adding that number to my lists!