Morestone Budgie Wolseley 6/80 Police Car

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This model is the Morestone Budgie Wolseley 6/80 in Black Police livery. It was packed originally in a yellow Morris & Stone box.

The model has a Black body, and comprised of 5 main castings (body, base, speakers, grille and bell). The trim is silver paint used on the bumpers, grille, bell, and light lenses. All detail, other than the bell, grille, aerial and speakers, is cast in to the body.

There is no interior or glazing on this model.

The base plate is a shaped flat casting, incorporating the most rudimentary depiction of the engine sump, gearbox, driveshaft, differential and axles. At the top centre it reads "Wolseley Six-Eighty" and at the bottom centre "Made in England". It is held in place by four tiny body locating lugs and a single machined rivet to the rear of the "engine sump".

All wheels are fixed directly to the base (no axles) and comprise a silver painted metal hub and black rubber tyre. The "hub cap" appears to be the metal fixing pin that holds the hub to the base casting.

Issued 1955 to approximately 1960 when the model was reissued as the Budgie 246 Police Car by the Guiterman Group.

Item: 3156