76AK016 OXFORD DIECAST Austin 3-way van "British Rail"
The K8 (3 Way) Van commenced production in 1947 and the van cost £535.
It earned the name 3-Way due to the door configuration. To assist loading and unloading, it featured double doors on the near and offside, as well as opening near doors.
With a payload of 25 cwt and a short wheelbase, it proved a very nippy vehicle for delivery purposes.
The van was discontinued in 1954, by which time over 26,500 had been manufactured.
Decorated in pale cream and crimson with the British Railways logo on the sides, above the windscreen and also along the back, this Austin K8 was registered NXW 134.
Additional black and silver masking completes the detail and note especially, the minutely detailed Austin lettering as well above the rear bumper.