Our 1930s Austin London Low Loader Taxicab already features in the Oxford 1:43 series and this latest smaller scale model, registered CGJ 605, is a replica of its larger counterpart, decorated in dark green with black roof, running board, mudguards and rear open ‘pram hood’ roof section.
The Austin London Taxi used a modified Austin Heavy Twelve-four chassis with new body designed by London’s Mann & Overton. The original taxi was re-modelled in the early 1930s, resulting in the Low Loading, petrol fed, 27 bhp model, introduced in 1934. The Austin Low Loader carried as standard a luxuriously upholstered body, full windscreen, fire extinguisher, horn, number plates, licence holder and taxi sign. All exterior fittings were chrome plated and the list price was £395. An example was sold at auction three years ago for an amazing £28,000!
Our 1:76 scale model features many of these fittings, right down to the silver ashtray set into the green side panels of the passenger area. The rear is fitted out in green with black flooring while the driver’s area contains a brown dashboard, silver floor and black steering wheel.
In real life, the Austin Low Loader was a favourite with London hotels in particular and examples were at the disposal of the rich and famous during their stay, carrying them wherever they wanted to go.
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