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N Scale - Oxford Diecast - NMOS005 - Automobile, Morris Minor - Police Dept - AUL 669H

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Stock Number NMOS005
Original Retail Price £4.35
Brand Oxford Diecast
Manufacturer Oxford Diecast
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Oxford Diecast Auto Morris Minor
Prototype Vehicle Automobile, Morris Minor (Details)
Road or Company Name Police Dept (Details)
Road or Reporting Number AUL 669H
Paint Color(s) Pale Blue and White
Print Color(s) Royal Blue
Release Date 2017-12-01
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Automobile
Model Subtype Morris
Model Variety Minor Saloon
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era Epoch III (1945-1970)
Years Produced 1948 - 1971

Specific Item Information: The Police were one of the main non-private users of the Morris Minor and here we see it registered AUL 669H from 1969/70, decorated in the familiar Police livery of the time: pale blue and white with royal blue/white Police graphics. The wheels and the vehicle interior are both mid grey. The external window surrounds are masked black while other external trim is finished in silver, providing lots of authentic detail for such a tiny replica.

Model Information: Factory painted and assembled, the Oxford Diecast line of metal vehicle models are 1:148 (British) N-Scale.

Prototype History:
The Morris Minor is a British car that made its debut at the Earls Court Motor Show, London, on 20 September 1948.[4] Designed under the leadership of Alec Issigonis, more than 1.6 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1972 in three series: the MM (1948 to 1953), the Series II (1952 to 1956), and the 1000 series (1956 to 1971).

Initially available as a two-door saloon and tourer (convertible), the range was expanded to include a four-door saloon in 1950, a wood-framed estate car (the Traveller) from October 1953 and panel van and pick-up truck variants from May[5] 1953. It was the first British car to sell over a million units[6] and is considered a classic example of automotive design, as well as typifying "Englishness".

Manufacturer Information:
Established in 1993, Oxford Diecast is a British Company that specializes in high-quality die-cast metal vehicles. Produced in various scales, the firm's models are marketed as collector items, gifts, and promotional products. Their largest production goes to OO scale (1:76) and in 2015 they introduced railway products under 'Oxford Rail' brand.
Their N-scale collection is using the 1:148 scale ratio as most British manufacturers.

Item created by: gdm on 2017-12-01 10:12:13

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