A commercial vehicle introduced to the public in Great Britain by Ford’s counterpart there, the 400E also called ‘Thames’ became a runaway hit. Nearly 190,000 were produced in 8 years starting from 1957.
This HMV sponsored Ford 400E was the most iconic vehicle of her times. It had a roof top billboard that announced STEREO in large print (an innovation of those times). The van had the famous HMV logo with the mixed breed dog nick-named Nipper* also painted.
* Nipper was the name of the dog that was owned by one Francis Barraud from Bristol. This dog lived for 9 years and his graveyard can still be found at Kingston that is marked with a plaque.
|- Licensed product|
|- Premium collectible|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) and plexiglas hard-display case|
|Dimension (in inches)||5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5|