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OXFORD DIECAST AHT001 O SCALE Austin Heavy Twelve in airways blue

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OXFORD DIECAST AHT001 O SCALE Austin Heavy Twelve in airways blue

Launched in 1921, it was the second of Herbert Austin's post WWI models and until it ceased production in 1939, over 88,000 were produced. It was initially available as a Tourer with four seat and two/four seat styles, both costing £550, as well as a coupe version which cost slightly more at £675. The car was highly popular during the 1920s and while the mechanical specifications did not change very much, there were several body styles of the 'Heavy 12' including a taxi option which lasted until the end of the 1930s. Body style variations included the replacement of fabric-covered 'pram hood' tops in 1931 and no open cars at all after 1934. The wheels also had a makeover when the solid wheels were spoked wheels in 1933. In 1940, the War Department took the last of the 12/4 cars that Austin produced. Our version, respledent in authentic Airways Blue, comes with the 'fabric' top and spoked wheels, with radiator surround and bonnet detail, lights, door handles, mirrors, wind surround and wheel centres - all commonly known as 'brightwork' - picked out on this model in polished 'brass' finish.

Other features including the mudguards and running board are finished in black. Note too, the spare wheel on the back, as well as one or two 'extra' parts.

No wonder this elegant yet sporty vintage classic attracted over 14,000 of the real thing being sold in 1927

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