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AC Invacar Pale Blue (Hubnut) 76INV002 76 Scale model.

Product Code: 76INV002
13 reviews |
£8.95

WC (“Took”) is a 1972 Invacar Model 70 – the final flowering of the remarkable invalid carriage series of vehicles, produced after the Second World War until 1977. 

This 1:76 scale model is based on the Model 70 which was produced by both AC and Invacar Ltd as the government wished to reduce the number of different invalid carriages that were available during the 1960s. Invalid carriages were provided to individuals via the National Health Service.

The mechanical package includes an Austrian Steyr-Puch horizontal, four-stroke flat twin of 493cc, which sends its power through an AC-designed gearbox, which uses an American Salsbury [note Americanised spelling] continuously variable pulley system similar to those you can find on modern scooters. This means a simple ‘twist and go’ driving experience – you push down on the handlebars to stop, though different driving controls, including steering wheels or tillers, could be specified to suit the disability of the driver.

Safety concerns led to invalid carriages being replaced by the Motability scheme in 1977, which offered normal cars with hand controls instead, but such was the outcry at the time that those who already had invalid carriages were allowed to keep them – until 2003! At that point, the scheme finally came to an end and the  government ordered all of the invalid carriages that it owned to be scrapped.

 TWC survived, because scrapyards soon got fed up with the deluge of invalid carriages, and so TWC and a group of friends, were abandoned in a field in Sussex, where they were forgotten for some 14 years. In November 2017, Ian Seabrook of the HubNut YouTube Channel rescued TWC and set about getting this extraordinary piece of motoring history back on the road, having long been fascinated by these unusual machines. Since returning to the road in March 2018, TWC has travelled from Wales back to the Invacar Ltd factory (no longer trading, but the gentleman now running a garage in the building served his apprenticeship at the factory and looked after them for many years) in Essex, has driven through the centre of London, been around the Goodwood Motor Circuit and also slowly climbed up the famous Shelsley Walsh hillclimb. She once managed to attain 70mph on a downhill section of the A23 in Sussex, an experience Ian describes as ‘entirely terrifying.’

A great little item which is 1:76 (00) scale, so suitable for Hornby layouts.  You can find out more about TWC the Invacar by visiting www.youtube.com/HubNut 

Packed: 8.6cm x 5.3cm x 4.6cm ( L x W x H )

Unpacked: 3.9cm x 1.8cm x 1.9cm ( L x W x H )

Excludes shipping carton

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    DF
    30/11/2023
    Daniel F.
    United States United States

    Invacar

    Great memories if these little cars, good pal of mine had one

    RC
    28/10/2023
    Roger C.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Memories

    There was a badly burned fighter pilot lived at the bottom of my road. When I was a young lad in the 50s. He used to drive one of these to work in the morning just as I was passing on the way to school. He allways sayed hello as we passed I remember the sound of it starting up and the smoke coming from the exhaust. Memories.

    FB
    27/10/2023
    Fred B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Great model that brings the memories back

    Great model that brings the memories back, and fast delivery

    R
    02/10/2023
    Richard
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Invacar

    Excellent , looks good on the layout ,brings back a load of memories, I used to work across the road from reselco, in hammersmith

    SP
    27/04/2023
    Steve P.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Invacar

    Not at all surprised this was a best seller. And, which never seems to be mentioned, delivered promptly and well packaged.

    KJ
    15/03/2023
    Kinga J.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    The AC invacar

    I love this model. It comes from one of my favourite youtubers (hubnut) and I love how Oxford came up with the idea to make TWC (took) a model. This goes great for any dioramas and gives the 70s vibes. Thanks a lot.

    Oxford Diecast AC Invacar Pale Blue (Hubnut) 76INV002 76 Scale model. Review
    MG
    09/02/2023
    Michael G.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Good

    Lovely model true to scale for oomodel

    JF
    04/02/2023
    Jeffrey F.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Inva car

    I love it. Brilliant

    DS
    07/12/2022
    Donald S.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Invacar

    Great little model

    DH
    17/09/2022
    David H.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Excellent

    A small miniature copy of a YouTube car here in perfect detail, quickly dispatched