The Devon General Bus Company, in its familiar red and cream, started operating in 1919, covering the South Devon area. They had their headquarters in Torquay and later Exeter, operating buses and coaches. Nationalisation and subsequent mergers over the years saw the company's individual identity disappear and today it is part of Stagecoach Devon.
The AEC Matador was manufactured by the Associated Equipment Company for Allied use during WWII. After the War ended, many ware sold on for civilian use as recovery trucks, showman vehicles and general contractor use. Oxford have already released several examples of these and this latest introduction in Devon General livery represents an AEC Matador Wrecker that the bus company would have very likely used to rescue broken down fleet vehicles.
This model is decorated in the familiar Devon General red and cream colour scheme. The graphics in gold show it as belonging to the Engineers Department. The vehicle carries trade plates 199TT in red out of white on the front and the back. Also printed in white on the offside front bonnet section is a TOWING notice, alerting other road users to the job in hand. The fuel tank, door handles, tow bar and lights are masked silver. The rear flatbed section has realistic brown 'planking' - an area that also houses the crane, complete with hook and our detailed model is finished with a roof beacon on the top of the cream cab roof.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
If you choose to join the club you will receive any multi-purchase discounts at the time of ordering, by selecting the membership level you want and adding it to your order.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850