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Who made what in 1/32nd Scale

Updated 1/10/06

British cars from the mid 50s to mid 70s

Over the years I have kept an eye out for all models of British cars in this scale, and there have been quite a few. People often ask me if a model was ever made of their particular car and I hope these pages will provide an answer. I'm limiting it to British cars (for now) and am covering the era I am most interested in, although I may include one or two later cars if I think them worth mentioning. I've tried to cover plastic kits, resin bodies, slot cars, plastic friction toys etc but I am sure there are many I don't know about, if you have any further information please let me know! There have been thousands of vac formed bodies made over the years and it is not possible to know about them all but I have included the ones I know about. Often the original manufacturer is impossible to know on some of the models and in the case of vac forms the same model seems to have been available under many different brands.


BMC/British Leyland

(covers Austin, Morris, Riley, Wolseley,MG)

British Leyland 2

(covers Rover, Triumph, Jaguar)

Ford

Rootes Group

(covers Hillman, Singer, Sunbeam, Humber etc)

Vauxhall

 

 

All of these models are roughly 1/32nd scale although it should be noted that many Scalextric etc cars are not exactly 1/32nd but whatever size was convenient to fit in with standard chassis dimensions or make them competitive with other cars in the range.Also many plastic kits are not exactly 1/32nd, especially early kits which were often not made to any particular scale (sometimes sized to fit a standard box) but were later re labled as 1/32nd if they were close (Linberg were particularly bad for this) when 1/32nd became adopted for slot cars.

 

Browse around and see what you can find. If you have anything to add to any of it please contact me

 



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