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N Scale - Oxford Diecast - NCOR3004 - Automobile, Ford, Cortina - Police Dept - WUO 867K

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Brand Oxford Diecast
Stock Number NCOR3004
Original Retail Price £4.35
Manufacturer Oxford Diecast
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Oxford Diecast Auto Ford
Prototype Vehicle Automobile, Ford, Cortina (Details)
Road or Company Name Police Dept (Details)
Reporting Marks Devon and Cornwall
Road or Reporting Number WUO 867K
Paint Color(s) White with Red Stripe
Print Color(s) Blue & White
Paint Scheme Police Department
Release Date 2018-01-01
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Automobile
Model Subtype Ford
Model Variety Cortina, Police, MK lll
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era UK Era 5: BR Late crest (1956-1968)
Years Produced 1962 - 1982
Scale 1/144

Specific Item Information: 1:148 scale Ford Cortina Mk III. In real life, the Mk III had a production life from 1970 to 1976, produced by the UK Ford Motor Company. Our model is registered WUO 867K from 1971/72. A tooling modification for our Police variant includes a single transparent blue roof light. The Mk III would certainly have had the 'oomph' to catch the villains in the area at that time.

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

Prototype History:
The Ford Cortina is a car that was built by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982, and was the United Kingdom's best-selling car of the 1970s.

The Cortina was produced in five generations (Mark I through to Mark V, although officially the last one was only the Cortina 80 facelift of the Mk IV) from 1962 until 1982. From 1970 onward, it was almost identical to the German-market Ford Taunus (being built on the same platform) which was originally a different car model. This was part of a Ford attempt to unify its European operations. By 1976, when the revised Taunus was launched, the Cortina was identical. The new Taunus/Cortina used the doors and some panels from the 1970 Taunus. It was replaced in 1982 by the Ford Sierra. In Asia and Australasia, it was replaced by the Mazda 626–based Ford Telstar, though Ford New Zealand did import British-made CKD kits of the Ford Sierra estate for local assembly from 1984.

The name was inspired by the name of the Italian ski resort Cortina d'Ampezzo, site of the 1956 Winter Olympics. As a publicity stunt, several Cortinas were driven down the Cortina olympic bobsled run at the resort which was called Cortina Auto-Bobbing.

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: scottakoltz on 2019-12-19 22:21:01. Last edited by Lethe on 2020-05-07 00:00:00

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