Oxford’s 1:18 scale Heinkel Trojan appears with right hand drive, registered 917 TRT. The front-opening four seater is decorated in white with contrasting silver trim, while the interior is also predominantly white, with black flooring and cleverly moulded red and grey checked tartan seating. The larger scale shows off all the detail both inside and out from the steering wheel centre and gearstick detail to the chrome finished boot lock. Chrome bumpers, window surrounds and headlights all add to the realism of this iconic model from the 1950s.
In real life the Heinkel Trojan was a microcar designed by Heinkel Flugzeugwerke of aircraft fame in Germany under the name Heinkel Kabine. It was manufactured there between 1956 and 1958 before production was transferred under licence to Dundalk Engineering Company in Ireland in 1958. However, the licence was revoked due to poor quality control shortly afterwards. Happily, Trojan Cars Ltd in the UK gained the licence in 1960 to restart production of the car under the Trojan 200 name and manufacture continued until 1966.
With a steel unit body, the Trojan featured a four speed gear box plus a reverse gear, unlike some other bubble cars, with a top speed of 56 mph. The fabric sunroof, in addition to being a great fine-weather feature, also served as an escape hatch should the vehicle’s only door at the front become jammed in a collision. Most reassuring in its day, we’re sure, when health and safety measures were not what they are today.
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