Benbros Zebra Toys

107 (27) Daimler Ambulance

The Daimler Ambulance was a little out of date and bulky compared to other Zebra Toy models.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 pale 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 unpainted metal wheels with black tyres for the Ambulance. There was no update to coloured plastic wheels which may indicate that this was not a popular model.

 

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 '27' on both orange end-flaps.

 

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

Benbros Zebra Toys Daimler Ambulance

 

CREAM body

Jewelled headlights

BLACK base incl.driver

'AMBULANCE' decal

unpainted metal wheels

Benbros Zebra Toys Daimler Ambulance

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Abbreviations used on Nicholas Martin Diecast

   

  • bpw  - black plastic wheels

  • pmw - painted metal wheels

  • pw    - plastic wheels

  • spw  - silver plastic wheels

  • um    - unpainted metal

  • umw - unpainted metal wheels

  • id.     - maker's identification

 

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