McQuay-Norris headquartered at St. Louis, Missouri, USA was already well known for producing piston rings, special types of bolts and various parts needed for combustion engines.
Top executives from the firm wanted a road show that would help them to attract more dealers and make their brand of piston rings famous. They wanted to catch not only the prospective dealer’s eyes but also wanted the attention of the general public. This led to the building of the most innovative designed vehicle called the McQuay-Norris Van in the year 1933.
The company hired the services of a Cincinnati based bodybuilder Hill Auto Body Metal Co. to make 6 vehicles. The idea was to have maximum impact with their roadshow and covering USA, Canada and Mexico, all at the same time. Using the power of a FORD V8 flathead 85 HP engine, the promotion vehicle was fitted with high performance tyres. It had a lighter aluminium-steel body and could do about 120 km/hr.
The roadshow by McQuay-Norris with these 6 vehicles continued for 6 years until 1940.
|- Only 333 pieces created|
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Exclusive Edition models|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3 x 3|