The Morris 1800 or "Landcrab" (nickname) from BMC (British Motors Corporation) is a model that was released after the huge success of the Mini and the Austin 1100. The body styling for this model was done by Italian designer Pininfarina. This edition, the Mark II was released in 1968.
It was on 19th April, 1970 at the Wembley Stadium that the World cup Rally commenced. Traversing through multiple countries, this rally covered 25,700 kms. The route that began at London went through Dover (UK) – Boulogne-sur-Mer (France) – Mannheim – Munich (Germany) – Vienna (Austria) – Budapest (Hungary) – Belgrade (Yugoslovia, now Serbia) – Sofia (Bulgaria) – Trieste – Venice – Genoa (Italy) – Toulouse – Pau (France) – Burgos – Salamanca (Spain) – Lisbon (Portugal) - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) – Montevideo (Uruguay) - Buenos Aires – Bariloche (Argentina) – Santiago (Chile) - La Paz (Bolivia) – Lima (Peru) – Cali (Colombia) - Panama City (Panama) - San José (Costa Rica) finally ending in Mexico City (Mexico).
One of the cars that took part was this one that belonged to a British lady driver, Jean Denton. She decided to team-up with Liz Crellin and Pat Wright for the gruelling race. Her car was prepared for the race by a specialist tuning firm called Basil Wales Special Tuning Division. Sponsored by a magazine called Motorwoman, this car was nicknamed ‘The Beauty Box’ by the magazine’s editor as it was an all-woman crew.
After 39 days of driving, this all-woman team completed the race and stood 18th in the overall position beating many male teams.
A historic car, this scale model is an exact rendition of the same.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|
|Color||Blue / White|