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The 1950's

The decade started with over half of the production of British cars being exported across the world. The position however was changing and in the UKs home market, the American companies GM with its Vauxhall marque and Ford accounted for over a quarter of the output, consolidation by the local producers became a necessity. Nuffield and Austin combined bringing together so many iconic British Marques under the BMC name - Austin, Morris, MG, Riley and Wolseley. The other competing groups being Rootes and Standard-Triumph.  Smaller producers such as Rover and Jaguar competed, but did not have the economies of scale of the larger groups. BMC now had such a wide model range of models and designs that it was represented by similar vehicles in the same sectors. The production of vehicles in Germany had now increased and Britain found itself demoted to become the 3rds largest manufacturer. Similar consolidation was also happening in the commercial vehicle sector.

Popular cars included the Mooris Minor, Austin A30, Ford Zodiac, Vauxhall Victor

Oxford Diecast has examples of some of these marques in its model car range, some being represented across different scales.

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