Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
Illustration for article titled Forty 3rd: When a Rover needs a Rover

On my previous blog I wrote about a Rover with the AA logo use by this organization as one if not the only ‘Road Service’ vehicle of choice was most likely due to its 4 wheel drive in order to reach stranded vehicles located in very rough terrain.

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But what happens if a ‘Road Service’ Rover eventually breaks down?

Enter the Land Rover 107 Series I Recovery Truck 1965 by True-Scale-Miniatures. By the way this is my first TSM model.

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Illustration for article titled Forty 3rd: When a Rover needs a Rover

The Land Rover was launch in 1948. Later known as Series I, it has an 80 in. wheelbase. In 1954 the 107 Series I - similar to this - was introduced where 107 denotes the length of the wheelbase.

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Illustration for article titled Forty 3rd: When a Rover needs a Rover

In 1958 the Series II was introduced. Wait... what? If the series II came out in 1958 how could this still be a series I if this is a 1965 model? My take on this is it could be a typo on the year but if any of you ‘ol chaps out there are classic Land Rover experts you are welcome to shed some light.

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Illustration for article titled Forty 3rd: When a Rover needs a Rover

Compare to the Dinky model I think the front part of this model is more realistic and refine.

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Illustration for article titled Forty 3rd: When a Rover needs a Rover
Illustration for article titled Forty 3rd: When a Rover needs a Rover
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Illustration for article titled Forty 3rd: When a Rover needs a Rover

Looks like it received an emergency call and was dispatch to rescue a Rover in need.

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Illustration for article titled Forty 3rd: When a Rover needs a Rover

Vive la Rover err... I mean hurray for Rover.

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