Oxford Diecast 76J4004 Austin J4 Van BMC Parts 1:76 (OO) Scale
The J Van was a 10 cwt (1/2 ton) forward control van which Morris Commercial launched in 1960. BMC, of which Austin was also part, interchanged the Austin and Morris marques by using different badges, radiator grilles etc., carried through on the J Van with an Austin badge above the Austin styled radiator grille. This version of the Austin J4 is a BMC Parts delivery van for Dartmouth Garage in West Bromwich. The garage must be a pretty big one as they are promoting their 10 telephone lines on the side of the van alongside their address. It is registered CEA 100C from 1965 and is presented with a bright red upper body including the roof, a mid grey lower body with a white band going all the way round the model. The famous BMC Rosette is also reproduced on the sides of the van which has a black interior and black and silver masking. In its supply role, perhaps it made regular visits ‘home’ to the BMC factory from where it originated!