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Oxford Diecast Austin Champ 4th RHAR, 7th Arm Div. Germany 1957

Product Code: 76AC001
28 reviews |
£9.95

Our Austin Champ replica is based on the vehicle which the Austin Motor Company manufactured between 1951 and 1956 as both a military vehicle and subsequently made for civilian use as well.  It was the British Army’s answer to the famous US Army’s Willys MB Jeep.

The Army version had the official title Truck ¼ ton, CT, 4x4, Cargo & FTW, Austin Mk I or Truck ¼ ton.  The civilian version was named simply Champ, by which the vehicle was to become unofficially known. Developed by the Nuffield organisation in the late 1940s, it is interesting to note that the suspension was designed by Sir Alec Issigonis who later became most famous for his design of the Morris Minor and the Mini.

The Champ was an open four seater 4 x 4 vehicle which featured a Rolls-Royce 26.36cc 80 hp (60kw) 14 petrol engine. A light PVC coated hood, hinged doors and a set of weather screens were also available for use in deployments less weather-friendly. And Austin were commissioned to build 15,000 at their Longbridge plant although in the end, the vehicle proved so expensive to produce that the last 4000 were never made. Some were fitted out with additional equipment for deployment as field ambulances, telephone line-laying or even carrying armour and a .303 in Vickers Machine gun or .303 Bren gun.  Most, however, served as cargo or personnel carriers and could be fitted with radios. Sadly, the Austin was out-classed by rival Land Rover on economic, performance and driver preference grounds.

This model is deployed by the 7th Armoured Division, also known as the Deserts Rats, in Germany in 1957.  The Desert Rats are one of the most famous units of the British Army and made their name for their distinguished service in the deserts of North Africa in World War II.  Their insignia, a red rat on a white background, can be seen on the front and the rear of our Champ, along with other military markings. Registered 10 BF 23, the Champ is decorated in a distinctive bronze green with dark beige interior seating and a lighter beige folded down hood.  It also comes as a right hand drive vehicle.  Intricate detailing includes the black steering wheel with silver spokes and a matt black finish to the radiator grille.  Also faithful to the original is the large dark green petrol can on the back of the jeep, held in place with beige straps next to the spare wheel. 

In real life, about 500 civilian models were made, some with left hand drive and costing between £750 and £1000 in the 1950s.  There are almost none still around in the UK today, although you might find one in Australia. What a find that would be!

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Packed: 8.6cm x 5.3cm x 2.5cm ( L x W x H )

Unpacked: 4.9cm x 2.1cm x 2.3cm ( L x W x H )

Dimension excludes shipping carton. Packed item comes on plinth with case.

Placing an Order

Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast, PO Box 62, Swansea, SA1 4YA. As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).

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For all UK/EU/USA and ROW orders we aim to despatch the same day.
Please allow 3-5 working days from despatch for delivery to the UK.
Please allow 5-7 working days from despatch for delivery to EU.
Please allow 7-14 working days from despatch for delivery to USA and ROW.
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    IW
    05/07/2024
    Ian W.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Austin champ

    I bought it for my father drove one in army over the moon with it

    AT
    24/11/2023
    Alan T.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Nice little model

    Ideal present for a Champ enthusiast.

    GL
    19/10/2023
    Graham L.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Oxford Diecast Austin Champ 4th RHAR, 7th Arm Div. Germany 1957

    Excellent

    RW
    16/10/2023
    Roy W.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Austin Champ

    I lent to drive on an Austin Champ when I was in the army in 1958. It was a wonderful vehicle in its day with quite a powerful Rolls Royce designed engine.The model is exactly how I remember it.

    L
    07/09/2023
    Leonard
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Stylish Army Runabout

    I am impressed by the fine details on this tiny model, such as the taillight housings and fuel filler on the end. Also there is the distinctive grill and the snorkel at the front. Faithfully represented are the corrugations on the bonnet and sides. Details of the upper transmission case are seen between the seats The colours of the seats and folded top make for an attractive contrast with the dark green bodywork. The markings are sharp and decorative. Overall this model has a unique appearance among other military light vehicles. Well done!

    DH
    03/04/2023
    Dennis H.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Champs

    Very accurate champs just waiting for the next champ to be manufactured.

    DW
    08/03/2023
    David W.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    AUSTIN CHAMP

    I have the diecast on my desk and a full size in the next bay fully restored, your's and mine have great detail. Good job Cheers

    GB
    20/01/2023
    Graham B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    I was a Desert Rat

    Very good, just what I wanted. Thank you.

    PL
    24/10/2022
    Peter L.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Great memories

    I used to have one of these back in the 60's. Your model now has found a suitable "home" on my railway 'theme-park' layout.

    DB
    23/09/2022
    David B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    A champion Champ

    As my review title says It’s a champion CHANP