BMC TRANSPORTER & MINI 1275GT SET OXFORD 1/76
The early days of sporting Minis are revisited with this superb 3-piece set comprising our model BMC Mobile Unit Transporter and two brightly decorated 1275GT Minis. The Mobile Unit Transporter has appeared already in the Oxford range as a separate item and is a replica of a vehicle commissioned by Nuffield Exports in 1958 when Marshall Motor Bodies in Cambridge built six of these vehicles for them, constructed on modified Nuffield 5-ton FF-K 100 chassis.
This model was as used by the British Leyland Special Tuning Service for Private Owners and is decorated in royal blue with white roof and mid-body, registered BMC 34. It would have been a familiar sight on the sidelines of race and rally events from the end of the 1950s onwards. In our set, it accompanies two 1275 GT racing Minis of the day competing under the British Leyland Nederland flag, one being the drive of David Preece, Number 78, decorated in white with red and green stripes with Castrol Team sponsored logos along the sides. The second Mini, with the same sponsors and colour scheme, is competing as No. 75, driven by Hugh Wheldon.