06 May 2012

WW2 British Staff Car



It's not exactly Monty's Humber but I like the look of it to ferry some Brtish top brass around the wargame table.

The car's a 1/76 Oxford die-cast ready-painted model of some British car from the 30s or 40s, but the make and name of the particular car that its supposed to be escape me right now (I threw the box out after I bought it) so if someone in the know could please tell me what car it is I'd appreciate it.

12 comments:

  1. What a cracking little model - takes me back to childhood in the early 1960s, in Matchbox diecast heaven. The paint job really picks it up too.

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    1. It's a nice little model isn't it and just some olive green paint turns it into a great Commonwealth staff car.

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  2. Sweet looking ride. A Austin 10 Oxford or Austin 10 M, by the look of it.

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    1. You know your Austins Paul !

      I did a search on Wikipedia and it looks like you're spot on.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Austin_Ten_Cambridge_4-Dorrars_Saloon_1938.jpg

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  3. Excellent looking vehicles, very well painted!!

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  4. Nice work. Great Monty!

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    1. Thanks Nick.

      Under the recent paintjob that Matchbox Monty figure must be just over 30 years old at least.

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  5. Nice mate!
    An excellent idea you gave us.

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    1. Thanks Thanos.

      You need to get one and paint it up to accompany those superb Bedford trucks you recently finished.

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  6. This chap is selling something similar.
    http://www.sella.co.nz/general/toys-models/die-casts/oxford/v7zg8d/

    He has a few different models.

    Cheers,

    Stan

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    1. Thanks for the link Stan.

      He has a good selection of models but only available for NZ residents it seems - I'm limited here to Evil Bay unfortunately :-(

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