Matchbox Yesteryear: Y12-3 Ford Model T Van (1912) - Chesapeake - Code 3

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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Ford Model T Van (1912) in yellow Chesapeake Miniature Vehicle Collectors Club livery. It comes without the original straw coloured box. This item is a Code 3 model I purchased out of interest in mid 2010.

The model has no opening parts. The vehicle roof is black, the seats are black plastic, the rear door type is Type "1" and it has been modified by the application of new decals. There is no glazing.

Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book

Body Colour: Yellow body & Black chassis
Roof: Black
Radiator: Gold
Seats: Black plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: 12 spoke, red plastic
Tyres: Black
Plated Parts: Gold colour
Box Type: I - straw coloured box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has red Type 1 rear doors (single line tampo), red rear lights, and carries new side decals. The base plate is held in place by its original three machined rivets, indicating the model was produced using Coleman's donor models.

 

Originally issued in 1979 with a stated scale of 1:35, I have been unable to determine when this model was produced.

Item: 932