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CORGI VANGUARD VA06625 O SCALE Ford Transit Van Mk1 Diesel

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CORGI VANGUARD VA06625 O SCALE Ford Transit Van Mk1 Diesel

The now common epithet 'white van man' is popularly acknowledged as being invented by BBC Radio 2's early morning presenter Sarah Kennedy during the mid-1990s. Vans have been produced in white for many years because it's cheaper and facilitates the sign writing. Although not all white vans are Fords, the word Transit has become a metonym for van, and justifiably so as over 6 million have been sold since 1965. Ironically it was only named Transit at the last minute when Ford UK Chairman Bill Batty saw the word on a German bound pilot-build vehicle and knew he had found the new vehicle's name.

This cheeky little interpretation of a white van in not an un-common sight on our roads, the British weather is perfect for mucking up our cars and vans and encouraging another type of sign writing, "Clean Me!", "Wot no sponge" are just a couple of the slogans this model is decorated in.

Vital statistics:

Engine: 1759cc Perkins 4/108 Diesel
Power: 49bhp@3000rpm
Wheelbase: 106 inch
Payload: 1,345lb (610kg)
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