The Classic Burlingham Seagull Coach Model
An unmissable offer from Atlas Editions
Your coach awaits… and settle down at the back!
We’ve all got treasured memories of fun-filled coach journeys. Perhaps yours is a school trip for an exciting day out, with everyone rushing for the back seats!; or maybe it’s a works outing (remember those?) to the bright lights of Blackpool, ‘Dreamland’ at Margate or the bracing sea air of Skegness; then again, it could even be a holiday, motoring across country or – if you were really lucky – heading off to the Continent as a pioneering, pre-package-holiday tourist.
Whatever it was, we all remember how coaches and coach travel once loomed so large in all our lives. There was something so special about them. For some of us it was all about clambering up those polished metal stairs, for others it was the comfy seats – leather if you were lucky but usually squeaky old vinyl! But for all of us it was the thrill of being whisked off to pastures new, the trusty driver ploughing ever onwards, oblivious to the noise, the chatter and the sing-alongs behind him. And the further back in time you go, the more beautiful the coaches of yesteryear become. More than a means of transport, coaches are a much-loved, and increasingly rare, part of our transport heritage.
The Burlingham Seagull – a British icon
It is surely the definitive coach of the 1950s – and one of the greatest of all time. The beautiful Burlingham Seagull was released at a time when Britain was bouncing back from a period of postwar austerity. And doesn’t it show? Just look at the 100% authentic 1:76 scale model of this legendary coach that we have created exclusively for you. It’s a perfect replica of a superb early 1950s Blackpool-made Seagull, resplendent in its red and blue Whittle’s of Highley livery. And just look at all that gleaming metalwork, true in every detail to the original Seagull’s highly polished aluminium. We’ve even included the window wipers, wing mirrors and window dividers. You won’t find another Burlingham Seagull model this detailed at this scale anywhere else. Unmissable.
At just £1.99, with FREE p&p, it’s incredible value – especially as it is worth £14.99! It will be sent to you plinth-mounted in a special presentation box, along with a Certificate of Authenticity and a FREE ‘Scarborough Seagulls’ print worth £4.99. That’s not all. Order today and we will place you on our priority delivery service, meaning that each month you will receive the latest model in this exclusive Classic Coaches collection. Plus, in your next three deliveries you’ll receive some exclusive FREE gifts. Read on to find out more….
Movie star looks and pre-war glamour
No Classic Coaches collection is complete without a Bedford VAL. A swinging sixties icon, it ‘starred’ in both ‘The Italian Job’ and The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. With its unique triple-axle wheel configuration it’s one of the best-loved and best-performing British coaches of all time. Your 1:76 scale model, in elegant Wallace Arnold livery, is worth £14.99 but is yours for just £8.99, plus p&p. We’ll send it to you boxed and plinth-mounted, with a Certificate of Authenticity including Fact File. Better still, you will also receive an exclusive DVD, ‘The British Coach – A Journey Through Time’ DVD. Worth £9.99, to you it’s FREE!
Then, just a few short weeks later, you will receive another gorgeous Classic Coaches replica – the wonderfully nostalgic Bedford OB model coach. This fondly-remembered ‘bull-nosed’ single-decker first took to the roads in 1939 and was an instant classic. Your 1:76 scale die-cast metal Bedford OB is a masterpiece of the model-makers art, lovingly recreated in stunning detail. At just £14.99 (plus p&p) it’s a bargain too. Along with its plinth, presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity it will be sent to you with another FREE gift, the fascinating 64-page ‘The Golden Age of Coaching’ book worth £7.95.
Classic after classic
So, that’s three coaches and three all-time legends. How do we top that? Easy. We bring in even more legends – and not just great British coaches, but Continental classics too. With a mix of brand-new castings for British models and hard-to-find (and highly-sought-after) models from Atlas Editions’ European partners you have a truly unique collection. While Britain is rightly proud of its coach-building heritage, it’s true that Germany also knows a thing or two about public transportation. Take the Henschel HS 100N for example. The ‘bubble-car’ curves, the practical roof racks and those spectacular roof windows are a coach-spotter’s dream - and the model of it in this collection is now available in the UK for the first time ever! Then there’s the Mercedes Benz O 3500, another Teutonic stunner, this time built for those twisting-turning alpine climbs.
Back in Blighty, we’ve got a jaw-dropping Plaxton Panorama. Stylish and modern when first released in 1958, it’s splendidly retro now, while the instantly recognisable and still-active Bova Futura is surely a modern classic in the making. Don’t miss this opportunity to own the finest collection of die-cast metal coaches. It’s not available anywhere else and there’s no commitment to buy any more models than those you want. Don’t miss out. Order now…