Wiking 88303 Shell tanker embodies a piece of automotive culture
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Shell tanker embodies a piece of automotive culture

Shell tanker embodies a piece of automotive culture

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Shell tanker embodies a piece of automotive culture

This tanker personifies a piece of the automotive culture of the fifties a new addition in 1:87! The real-life sibling of the Magirus S 7500 in its day came with a large drivers cab, which was not uncommon for the tankers used for making deliveries from the depot at the time.

However, the back portion of the driver's cab was primarily used as a convenient can storage cabinet. Brandishing the contemporary colours of the Shell corporation, the Magirus round hood not only hauled the fuel to the filling station but also performed small quantity deliveries to the stations that included oil cans and other small containers.

The superstructure exemplifies tanker construction in the nineteen fifties. Following the approach applied in omnibus manufacturing at the time, the tank superstructure is completely encased, and the area behind the side doors served as storage for hoses and mobile fittings.

The curved fenders are regarded as a throwback to the late thirties when body manufacturers sent the first major lines of tankers out on the road. Running on two axles, the classic tanker was quite manoeuvrable and able to replenish the stocks at the petrol station at any time.

Year manufacture 1955-57

Character of model Typical tanker operating under the Shell banner

Driver's cab, chassis with cardan part as well as tank plate, radiator grille and wheel rims blood orange. Anthracite grey interior. Tank superstructure with floor panel in rapeseed yellow. Side Shell logo on the driver's cab doors. Superstructure with red Shell lettering. Red Shell logo on the rear. Frame and Magirus logo on the radiator grille as well as door handles and indicators painted silver. Mirrors, windscreen wipers, and marker poles anthracite grey and included as accessories.


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