Lincoln (NZ) Motorway Mini 4302 Utility Truck

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This is the Lincoln (NZ) 4302 Utility Truck issued in the mid 1960s as part of the Motorway Mini Series in bare metal. The bare metal models appeared in McKenzie's and Woolworth's (large nationwide general goods department stores) in the mid 1960s as Lincoln Industries dumped large quantities of NZ made product as they were moving/had moved manufacturing to Hong Kong. They were usually found in large "bins" near the doors and were sold without packaging, a mixture of the castings simply being dumped, in quantity, into the display bins and sold at a much lower price than the range normally sold for.

This version of the model is a one piece casting with simplistic detail such as bumpers, lights, grille, body lines and trim, etc. cast into the metal. There is no glazing or "base" to the model. The body is unsprayed, bare metal. On the under-side, the model carries no manufacturer's marks or country of origin. The original pointed axles pass through the bare metal, and carry solid metal wheels (smooth dic type) and are pinch-clamped to pillar mounts on the body casting, one wide pillar under the bonnet and one under the deck.

Item: 3138

 


This is the Lincoln (NZ) 4302 Utility Truck issued in the mid 1960s as part of the Motorway Mini Series in bare metal. The bare metal models appeared in McKenzie's and Woolworth's (large nationwide general goods department stores) in the mid 1960s as Lincoln Industries dumped large quantities of NZ made product as they were moving/had moved manufacturing to Hong Kong. They were usually found in large "bins" near the doors and were sold without packaging, a mixture of the castings simply being dumped, in quantity, into the display bins and sold at a much lower price than the range normally sold for.

This version of the model is a one piece casting with simplistic detail such as bumpers, lights, grille, body lines and trim, etc. cast into the metal. There is no glazing or "base" to the model. The body is unsprayed, bare metal. On the under-side, the model carries no manufacturer's marks or country of origin. The original pointed axles pass through the bare metal, and carry solid metal wheels (smooth dic type) and are pinch-clamped to pillar mounts on the body casting, one wide pillar under the bonnet and one under the deck.

Item: 3139