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Austin Tilly - 51st Highland Division 

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Oxford Diecast 1:76 76TIL002
Austin Tilly - 51st Highland Division

Historical Note:


Tilly (from "Utility") was the name given to a number of British military vehicles produced during World War II from civilian car designs and used by all of the armed forces in most theatres of that conflict.

As an expediency British car manufacturers adapted civilian saloon designs to be fitted with a simple rear loading area to create the Car, Light Utility 4 x 2.

Tens of thousands were built during the war but very few still exist today. Preserved restored examples are on public display in the Czech Republic's tank museum at Lesany near Prague, Yorkshire Air Museum, in France's Regional Air Museum at Angers-Marce and at the Malta Air Museum at Ta Kali, Malta, the Muckleburgh Collection, Norfolk among others

Some of the privately owned Tillys are shown at the annual 'War & Peace Show' at Beltring near Paddock Wood, Kent, Britain's largest military vehicle show.

Owners of the few surviving Tillys today regard them as very special versatile vehicles but which tend to be overlooked by many in the military vehicle preservation scene. The Tilly Register was formed in 1996 to bring Tilly owners together. Its primary aim is to locate and record all surviving vehicles worldwide. All four marques of Tilly – Austin, Hillman, Morris and Standard – are catered for, as well as the Austin 8 Tourer which is a close relative of the Austin Tilly. The Register has members all over Europe and in Australia.

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  1. "Tilly and other Wanted Women" 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Jul 2013

    I recently received the Oxford "Tilly" diecast display model and can say that it is better than expected. I was at first reluctant to purchase a vehicle in the old outdated "Airfix" model scale of 1/76 since my collection of pre-assembled vehicles are all 1/72 scale. With the exception of the old Airfix and Fujimi armor models that I have constructed in that scale I decided to venture out due to the fresh subjects being offered by Oxford Diecast. The little vehicle is cleanly done with good detail and great camo. paint. Even though a little small next to the 1/72 scale subjects these new display models from Oxford make a fresh and welcome addition to anyone's collection. Where the "other" guys are offering small jeep sized vehicles for $21. and up, these little gems are a steal at less than half that price. As the demand will eventually increase for these Oxford products due to the quality, so obviously will the price. So dig in troops! Well done and an "A-" for Oxford. ("The minus is for the 1/76 scale, How British!")