Benbros Zebra Toys
107 (32) Daimler Ambulance

Benbros Zebra Toys Daimler Ambulance
Benbros Zebra Toys Daimler Ambulance

Variation 3: red painted metal wheels

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Benbros Zebra Toys Daimler Ambulance
Benbros Zebra Toys Daimler Ambulance

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Benbros Zebra Toys Daimler Ambulance
Benbros Zebra Toys Daimler Ambulance

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Benbros Zebra Toys Daimler Ambulance
Benbros Zebra Toys Daimler Ambulance

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The Daimler Ambulance was a little out of date compared to other Zebra Toy models. It was based on an old-style vehicle from the 1950's and although well cast it had no new features like windows or side doors.

 

The body was a single casting with side windows, feature details and a raised cross. There were two opening metal doors at the rear. As with the real vehicle, it was painted cream including the doors with silver trim on the front grille, red trim on the side crosses, and the Zebra Toys trade-mark jewelled headlights at the front. On the roof above the windscreen a black decal with white 'Ambulance' was added.

 

The base section included the driver and interior of the model and extended to provide both bumpers with a representation of a bell at the front. It was painted black inside and out and had the number '107', 'Daimler Ambulance', 'Zebra Toys' and 'Made in England' cast on the otherwise plain surface.

 

Benbros used the standard Zebra Toys metal wheels on the Ambulance with rivetted axles and black treaded tyres. These were unpainted, or painted black or red. There was no update given to the Ambulance or coloured plastic wheels which may indicate that this was not a popular toy.

 

As with other models in the collection, the Daimler Ambulance had a black & white box with an illustration of the vehicle on both faces and the number '32' on one orange end-flap.

 

Finding examples of the Ambulance is not easy and boxed mint models are very rare.

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Variation 1: unpainted metal wheels

Benbros Zebra Toys Daimler Ambulance

 

All models had

Cream body

Red painted side crosses

Jewelled headlights

Black base incl.driver & interior

'AMBULANCE' decal

 

Variations

1) Unpainted metal wheels

2) Black painted metal wheels

3) Red painted metal wheels

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Variation 1 with box

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Variation 3: red painted metal wheels

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