Corgi D983/1 Morris J Van - Post Office Telephones

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This model is the Corgi Classics Series D983/1 Morris J van in Almond Green in the livery of the UK Post Office Telephones Branch. This model was produced as a general release world-wide.

This model represents a typical PO Telephones' service vehicle and as such is adorned with Post Office Telephones, Telephone Manager, Cambridge on 5 lines in white on the side doors, below which appears the vehicles' asset number "U687877", "22" in white above each of the black front wheel arches, "30" in white above each of the black rear wheel arches (the front and rear tyre pressures respectively, in pounds per square inch) and the "Royal Appointment" crown in gold, red and white on the rear van upper body. There are no opening parts on this model. The roof is a light grey.

At the front is the numberplate [RGK 633] and black with silver surround radiator grill. There is no front bumper on this vehicle. To the side of the grill, mounted onto the front wheel guards, are two clear lenses set into a black plastic(?) headlight below which is an orange painted dot that represents the front parking lights. At the rear the lights are represented by painted dots in red and orange, below the rear doors. All door handles, side trafficators, petrol cap and rear door hinges are highlighted in silver.

The entire interior is black plastic with a right hand drive black plastic steering wheel. The glazing is clear (with molded wipers) on a split front windscreen, side door windows and rear door windows.

All wheels have simulated chrome hubs - solid, one piece, chromed plastic hubs with separate black "rubber" tyres.

The base plate is black painted metal and is marked "CORGI" in the centre top and "Morris J Type" at the centre bottom, followed by "Made in CHINA" just behind the rear axle. The baseplate casting also has cast drive shaft and exhaust system. It is held in place with a single front, machined rivet and a single rear body locating lug.

This model was issued in April 1990.

Item: 1653