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Oxford Diecast 43TIC002 Landrover Tickford in Bronze Green - 1:43 Scale (O Gauge)

SKU 43TIC002

We launched this newly tooled Land Rover in two-tone green and for its second appearance, it goes right back to a traditional bronze green colour scheme. It is registered MZ 9750 and a special feature sees the front grille with cut-outs for the headlights. The internal layout includes green seating with three front seats and two sideways on bench seats in the back. The dashboard and interior framework are a darker green and the floor is black.

Launched in 1948 as an all-terrain multi-purpose 4 x 4, the Land Rover was very much a rural vehicle. To try to capture a wider audience with a refined version, Land Rover sought out Tickford, who were based in Newport Pagnell, to design the coachwork for the station wagon which incorporated aluminium panels over a wooden frame. The interior sported leather seats and a heater, whilst the body had a split rear tailgate and a smart metal cover for the spare wheel.

Unfortunately, the new version was classed as a passenger car and therefore subject to purchase tax, which almost doubled the price for the motorist. As a result, the modified Land Rover Tickford sales were so poor that the vehicle was withdrawn in 1951 after only 641 had been made. However, today it is a rare beast and it is thought that only around 20 still exist.