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Oxford Diecast Desoto Suburban 1946-48 Butterfly Blue and Crystal Gray 1:87 Scale

Product Code: 87DS46004
7 reviews |
£9.95

The DeSoto Suburban represents the car first made in the USA, post World War Two, in 1946, modelled on the car manufacturer’s previous long wheelbase DeSoto cars. Also different from its predecessors, it had four doors and could seat eight people, which had great appeal for families and also provided an opportunity for use as a taxi cab. Weighing nearly two tons, the DeSoto was powered by a Chrysler inline 6 cylinder engine, promising a smooth ride for its occupants. Most DeSotos were fitted with a luggage rack at production stage, providing an additional luggage facility. Such was its popularity and unrivalled attraction, it went on being produced until 1954.

 This 1:87 scale DeSoto appears in dark blue with contrasting upper body, roof and roof rack sides in gray - to quote its US spelling - and a wealth of chrome. The roof rack base is light brown and is storing two suitcases, one silver grey and the other a dark oxblood red.  The interior and the steering wheel are silver grey too. Our DeSoto is registered TL.5839 in Manitoba 46.

It comes on a plinth, with a clear case lid and Oxford Automobile wrap.

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1:87 scale means that this is 87 times smaller than the full sized vehicle(s)

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    MW
    02/03/2024
    Michael W.
    United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    De Soto Suburban

    A fine model of a car I was familiar with in the USA in the 1970s when some of them were still around (our neighbour had one).. The suitcases and rack on the roof are a very nice touch. It will go well at the passenger station on my upcoming US HO railroad layout.

    SC
    06/03/2023
    Stephen C.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Desoto on vacation

    Looks great on my railroad sitting at the gas pump of a filling station.

    WS
    07/12/2022
    William S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Well wrapped

    Excellent!!!!!!

    TS
    16/10/2022
    Tom S.
    United States United States

    HO vehicle

    Outstanding detail

    BL
    18/08/2022
    Brad L.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Realistic mini autos

    Awesome product to enhance my model railroad era scenes.

    TO
    16/08/2022
    THADDIUS O.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Review of Oxford vehicles

    They all look super great. They were for HO model railroading projects in the future. I don't have a time line of when they will be used. Too much going on for now.

    SG
    11/08/2022
    Steven G.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    keep bringing us new vehicles

    I love your vehicles they are excellent and the price is amazing .I would love to see a 1959 CHEVY IMPALLA done next.thanks