Issued 1955-1957 Length 108mm
Morestone issued a number of AA (Automobile Association) road service models and this Land Rover appeared at a time when the AA was beginning to augment the well-known Motorcycle Patrols with other vehicles. It was the first of two Morestone AA Land Rovers and was the largest.
An interesting feature of the construction of this model was the inclusion of the bodies of the driver and passenger as part of the base section which in fact also comprised the lower half of the vehicle up to the 'waistline'. To accomodate this, there was no flat underside but 'Made in England' was included above the rear axle. It was all painted yellow before the skin-coloured heads and black caps of the figures were seperately added.
Both upper and lower sections of the casting carried quite a bit of detail. Apart from the grille, and silver trimmed fog and headlights at the front, the AA logo was cast on one wing and a number-plate 'NGF 998' on the other whilst on the sides was 'AA Road Service'. Black trim was used to highlight these features and other raised lines.
The glossy black roof had a central socket for a metal aerial. At the rear, an opening upper tailgate and lower tailboard fitted into the body and created good play value. The yellow painted metal wheels were given large rubber tyres unique to this model and there was a spare on top of the bonnet.
The AA Road Service Land Rover had two similar but different size boxes, the second being a bit smaller. Coloured black & yellow, they carried the AA logo on all sides and end-flaps with illustrations on two faces. 'Morestone Series' was printed alongside each logo.
The AA Road Service Land Rover is quite scarce and so often secures a premium price. However, examples do seem to have retained their boxes better than many Morestone models.
YELLOW including pmw 2 figures with trim BLACK roof and trim metal aerial Morestone Series box