Morestone 'Esso' Petrol Pump Series

No.19 Rover 105

Morestone Esso Petrol Pump Series No.19 Rover 105

The Rover 105R 'Rovermatic' car was launched in October 1956 with the first British-built automatic transmission. Morestone added their model as No.19 in the Esso Petrol Pump Series a year later. It had a long life being in production until 1970.

 

Manufactured for Morestone by Modern Products Ltd, the Rover was a well made but slightly dull model. It had a conventional body & base construction and standard unpainted metal wheels on flat-head & crimped axles.

 

Coloured green, the model was given silver trim on the grille, headlights and front & rear bumpers. The gloss black base had 'Rover 105 Rovermatic' and 'Made in England' on it with 'No.19' cast directly onto the flat base. Later re-issues had an altered base; details are on the Budgie Miniatures No.19 Rover 105 page.

 

Issued after the Garage Offer ended, No.19 Rover 105 had an Esso box with a large number in a circle on the base flap with a Tanker Coupon included inside.

 

Being well made and having a long life, the Rover is among the most common models in the Esso Series and mint models are not hard to find.

Morestone Esso Petrol Pump Series No.19 Rover 105
Morestone Esso Petrol Pump Series No.19 Rover 105

No.19 Rover 105 - Summary

 

  • Issued in Esso Series : 1957-59

  • Re-issued by Budgie : 1960-70

  • Length : 65mm

  • Value (MINT model in MINT Esso box) : c.£15-25

 

Esso Box 

 

  • Esso (large font), Number in circle on base flap, Tanker Coupon

 

Esso Model

 

  • GREEN body    silver trim    gloss BLACK base    UMW

 

Morestone Esso Petrol Pump Series No.19 Rover 105 - base
Morestone Esso Petrol Pump Series No.19 box

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Abbreviations used on Nicholas Martin Diecast

   

  • umw - unpainted metal wheels

  • pmw - painted metal wheels

  • pw    - plastic wheels

  • gpw  - grey plastic wheels

  • spw  - silver plastic wheels

  • bpw  - black plastic wheels

  • um    - unpainted metal

  • id.     - maker's identification

 

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