Ford Transit

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Those campers are extremely charming.
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Comparison of IXO and Spark Transit Motorsport support vans.

ImageFord Transit Rally Support Vans by Michael, on Flickr

LWB Motorsport support vans by IXO and Spark. There seems to a size discrepancy and my gut tells me that the Spark is correct for size.

ImageFord Transit Rally Support Vans by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Transit Rally Support Vans by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Transit Rally Support Vans by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Transit Rally Support Vans by Michael, on Flickr

Some photos of the real thing (plus a possible replica).

ImageFord Transit Motorsports Support Van by Michael, on Flickr

Imageclassic-ford-august-2013-service-barges by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Transit Motorsport Livery by Michael, on Flickr
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Recently I pulled all of my Transit models out for a photo shoot.

ImageFord Transit Models in 1:43 by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Transit Models in 1:43 by Michael, on Flickr

This Caramara van was issued to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Transit production at Southampton. The plant was closed in 2013. This is more of a historic memorabilia/shelf display item rather than a true piece of my collection.

ImageFord Transit Lineup by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Transit Models in 1:43 by Michael, on Flickr

Mk Is by Norev, Vanguards, and Minichamps

ImageFord Transit Models in 1:43 by Michael, on Flickr

Partwork Camper models

ImageFord Transit Models in 1:43 by Michael, on Flickr

An early rendering of a Long wheelbase Mk I Transit by IXO. Unfortunately they are noticeably smaller than 1:43 scale.

ImageFord Transit Models in 1:43 by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Transit Models in 1:43 by Michael, on Flickr
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Very nice. I need at least one more Transit mk.1 in my collection.

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Tom wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:18 am
Very nice. I need at least one more Transit mk.1 in my collection.
Do you have an idea as to which one?
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If I can find one, it will be an early closed van by MC.

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Tom wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:14 am
If I can find one, it will be an early closed van by MC.
Yes, I've have come to the conclusion that Minichamps Mk I Transit has an edge over Vangaurds and Norev.

ImageFord Transit Models in 1:43 by Michael, on Flickr
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I especially like the white grill, exactly how I remember it.

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I agree. I'd like to have a early Mk I Transit window van with the white grille too. Minichamps did both a window and a panel version with that feature. But what I'd really like to see is a early Mk I with the white wrap around grille and the deluxe two-tone paint scheme.

Kind of like this one.

ImageFord Transit FT 175 Bus (Germany) 1975 by Michael, on Flickr
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Slightly OT. At the other end of the Transit Panel van spectrum recently I hire the latest diesel version to do some light removals. I was astounded at the comfort and ease of drivability. It even had a reversing camera! Several years ago I hired a white fronted version which was extremely basic and agricultural in feel. What a difference 40 years makes.

In 1:43 it would be hard to collect every type of Transit as the number of combination of specifications is enormous.

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Minichamps Transits Mk1

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