The Scout Car, known in service as the Dingo after the Australian wild dog, was a British light fast four-wheel drive reconnaissance vehicle. This small two-man armoured car was also used in a liaison role during WWII. It was well protected for its size with 30mm of armour at the front. The 2.5 litre 55 hp engine was located at the rear of the vehicle. Although the Dingo featured a flat plate beneath the chassis to slide across uneven ground, it was extremely vulnerable to mines. It carried no spare wheel but because it featured the use of almost solid rubber tyres instead of pneumatic, this was not necessary. A swivelling seat next to the driver allowed the other crew member to attend to the No. 19 wireless or Bren gun, as required. Introduced in 1940, the Dingo was first used by the British Expeditionary Force of the 1st Armoured Division and 4th Northumberland Fusiliers during the Battle of France. It served until 1968, during which it was used by British Commonwealth and associated foreign units during the war and other nations afterwards, being seen in some countries including Cyprus, Portugal and Sri Lanka well into the 1970s.
The new Oxford model is decorated in desert camouflage as used by the Allied Army in North Africa. Identified along the sides and front F 19632, with number 67 on the front and rear, the vehicle also features the Brigade formation badge on the front and rear mudguards. Note the replica fuel cans painted in metallic grey on the vehicle, ‘tied down’ with detailed brown fuel can straps. The chassis and wheel inserts are painted in sandy beige and even the exhaust pipes are given an authentic rusty brown finish.
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