Guy Arab Utility 6 Anglesey Rd Diecast Model Bus

$59.00
+ $10.49 Shipping

Guy Arab Utility 6 Anglesey Rd Diecast Model Bus

By Corgi

Price: $59.00
$59.00 + $10.49 Shipping

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Description

This Guy Arab Utility 6 Anglesey Rd Diecast Model Bus is Burgundy and has working wheels and also comes in a display case. It is made by Corgi and is 1:76 scale (approx. 12cm / 4.7in long). From 1903 - Burton Corporation's municipal transport system relied exclusively on the tram system - but in January 1924 - with more residents living away from the tram network - the decision was taken to bring in two 'B' type motorbuses with Guy B20F bodywork. In 1930 - trams were entirely replaced by buses and in 1943 - Burton received its first double-deck vehicles - two utility Guy Arabs with Weymann H56R bodywork - built to wartime specifications - which included wooden slatted seating. Eight more were delivered in 1944 - including Burton Corporation No. 34 - a Guy Arab II 5LW - registration FA 7978 - which was fitted with a Park Royal body. The double-deck vehicles proved more popular than the single-deck vehicles - which were becoming heavily overcrowded - but the wartime utility buses had been built using poor quality timber and were prone to premature deterioration. Some were rebuilt by the Corporation themselves - whilst others went to Merthyr Tydfil bodybuilder D. J. Davies - including FA 7978 which was rebuilt in 1951.

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Specification

Brand Corgi
Category Scale Models
Colour Burgundy
Size 12cm long
Fruugo ID 40361265-82373584
EAN 5055286657528
Retailer VRN GB992313019