Issued 1954-1955 Length 70mm
To match the RAC (Royal Automobile Club) Patrol issued in 1953, Morestone brought out the AA (Automobile Association) version in the following year. The same motorcycle casting was used but otherwise the AA model was quite different.
The Motorcycle was cast in one piece without steering. It was always shiny black with white number-plates and headlight, and a yellow painted fuel tank. Like all Morestone motorcycles, the number-plate was plain.
Unlike the RAC model, the Series 1 AA Patrol had a complete chassis on which the sidecar was rivetted. Painted glossy black, this had 'Made in England' included amid the detail. It also incorporated the mudguard. The sidecar was painted bright yellow, the colour of the AA, with the AA logo in black on both sides of the pointed front and at the back. There was no lid to the sidecar but instead a luggage rack, which was a separate casting, set into the top. There was also a hole near the back for the unpainted aerial.
The three metal wheels were usually painted black along with the motorcycle but unpainted wheels were sometimes used. The Patrolman was the same casting as the RAC version but this time painted in AA greenish-brown uniform with matching cap and skin-colour face trim.
One further feature of the Series 1 AA Patrol was the screen, a separate piece which fitted behind the headlight. The lower part was cast with the AA logo in the centre and painted yellow and black. Above this a clear plastic windscreen was fixed giving the AA Patrol an authentic appearance.
Boxes for the AA Patrol were a colourful mix of the AA colours of yellow and black. The AA logo was printed on all sides and on the end-flaps along with the 'Morestone Series' name.
BLACK motorcycle, chassis and mudguards, YELLOW & BLACK screen with plastic windscreen, black or unpainted wheels, YELLOW sidecar with BLACK rack & unpainted aerial, Morestone Series box