In 1968 to address the needs of the commercial segment, British Motor Corporation (BMC) launched the A40 and A70 range of vehicles. Also known as ‘scuttle’, these vehicles were given to coachbuilders with only the cab & chassis which they converted into high-roof ice-cream vans or vans to carry men's clothing or ladies long gowns (they were popularly known as Gown Van).
Founded by Henry Price in 1905, British tailoring brand 'The 50 Shilling Tailor' was a British chain selling men's clothes. In it's 50 years of existence it built up so much reputation that by 1955 had over 400 shops, across Britain.
In 1958, the brand was sold off to another British retail group called United Drapery Services (UDS) who already owned another tailoring brand called Alexandre. UDS used several of such Gown Vans for their deliveries.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||5.5 x 2.5 x 3.5|