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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y22-1-B-2 Ford Model A Van (1930) in Maggi livery. When produced, the Maggis Company took 14,000 models for their own promotional purposes. Unbeknown to Lesney, the Maggis Company had 6000 models altered by adding a Maggis logo to the rear doors. These were packed into non-Lesney packaging, a special presentation style box. This model comes packed in its original straw coloured presentation box with German text (possibly the non-Lesney box).
The model has no opening parts. The vehicle roof is red, the seats are fawn plastic, the cab roof type is raised panel Type "2", the rear van roof is type "A", and the decal is a type "1" decal. The glazing is clear.
Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book
Body Colour: Yellow body & glossy black chassis
Cab Roof: Yellow "Type 2" (raised panel effect) - one piece metal casting covering both cab and van body
Rear Canopy: Glossy Red "Type A" (small join, van roof to cab roof)
Radiator: one piece plastic unit. Chrome plastic grille surround and front lights
Seats: Fawn plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: Chrome, 24 spoke, plastic
Tyres: Black with Whitewall effect
Plated Parts: Chrome colour
Box Type: I - straw - Promotional Maggis box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has clear glazing all round, type 1 script on the decal, chromed grille with molded number plate(?) [6L 31 27 on upperline and CAL 35 on the lower line] with corresponding rear number plate [6L 31 27]. The base plate is held in place with one rivet and two body tabs, has a 3mm hole cast behind the "gearbox" housing and is stamped Y21 Models of Yesteryear.
Issued 1984 approximately, with a stated scale of 1:40.