The HA van was very economical and sold well into the large fleets, notably the regional gas companies, the electricity boards, water authorities and British Railways and Post Office Telephones. When the Morris Minor ceased production in 1972, Bedford stepped into the void created by the lack of an immediate replacement and gained large orders from Post Office Telephones (1972-1982) and later Royal Mail (1975-1978). The HA was also modified for a number of special applications, including a 'high top', which Martin Walter designed primarily for the garment trade. A good number of these were also sold to laundry companies, whilst several local authorities employed them in their 'Park and Gardens' departments. Camper versions soon appeared and firms like Morrisons, Cummins and Archibold Scott converted them to ice-cream vans and burger bars. One of the oldest conversions to the HA was the offering by Cummins of Crewe, who produced the 'Batman' mobile.
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