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Royal Vehicles

Below is a list of the Royal vehicles produced, these vehicles were specially commissioned for the British Royal family and thus are not of any particular make.

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y66-1 : 1762 Gold State Coach
1762 State Coach
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Maserati

Listed here are all the Maserati models released:

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y10-4 : 1957 Maserati 250F
250F
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Scammell

Below is a list of all the Scammell models produced:

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y16-5 : 1929 Scammell 100 Ton Low Loader & Train
100 Ton Low Loader
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Allchin

The complete lists of Allchin models released

Matchbox Yesteryear Y01-1 : 1925 Allchin Traction Engine
Traction Engine

 

 

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YY60 : Connoisseur Set

A beautifully crafted limited release set contained within a lockable wooden case.  This set was released in 1984 and was limited to just 50,000 units in total; 20,000 for the UK market and an additional 30,000 for the rest of the world.

Each set consisted of 6 models as shown below and came with a certificate of authenticity and another note promising to buy back the set after 5 years if the purchasers wanted to sell it.

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set
Y01-2 : 1911 Ford Model T car Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-24 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car

Brochure:

Italian Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Italian Advertising Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Italian Advertising
German Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set German Advertising Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set German Advertising
Dutch Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Dutch Advertising Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Dutch Advertising

Other documents:

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Purchase Receipt Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Certificate of Authenticity Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set German Advertising
Purchase Receipt Certificate of Authenticity German Advert
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Advertising
English Advert

Outer Packaging (Mailer):

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Mailer

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YMS : 40th Anniversary Collection

Released in 1996 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Models of Yesteryear range; this set consist of 8 previously released casting in new and specially detailed liveries.

Each model came with a small brass tag depicting the 40th Anniversary logo and a certificate with a copy of Lesley Smiths signature on it.

The set was only available to the registered members of the Matchbox Collectibles group and selected museums for an initial purchase price of £14.50 + £1.95 for postage per model.

YMS01 Y01-2 : 1911 Ford Model T Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-25 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car
YMS02 Y02-3 : 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall
YMS03 Y03-2 : 1910 Benz Limousine
YMS04 Y04-3 : 1909 Opel Coupe
YMS05 Y09-2 : 1912 Simplex
YMS06 Y11-2 : 1912 Packard Landaulet
YMS07 Y13-2 : 1911 Daimler Type A12
YMS08 Y14-2 : 1911 Maxwell Roadster

Medallion:

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YMS : 40th Anniversary Collection Medallion Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YMS : 40th Anniversary Collection Medallion

Certificate:

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YMS : 40th Anniversary Collection Certificate

Mailer (Outer Package):

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YMS : 40th Anniversary Collection Mailer

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Y16-5 : 1929 Scammell 100 Ton Low Loader & Train

First Released : 1989
Scale : 1/64

This model was released as a one off limited edition, and unlike other ‘One offs’, this one to date (2020) actually has remained as a one off, never having been reproduced since 1989.
This model appeals to both Yesteryear collectors and model train collectors alike and a total of 33,296 models were produced.

The train on the rear was a model of a G.E.R. class E4 2-4-0 locomotive and this model was the largest and most expensive Yesteryear model produced at the time of release.

Originally selling for GBP £29.99 this model sold out within weeks; despite the initial worries of Matchbox that it wouldnt sell well due to its size and price.

The trailer was a very lifelike representation of the real thing, being that it had three seperate parts, the first part is the gooseneck which attaches to the rear of the truck connecting it to the second part of the trailer which is of course the main body, behind that is the third and final part of the trailer; that being the steersmans cab.

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Released: 1989

Baseplate: Matchbox © 1989 Special Limited Edition Macau

Body: Dark Blue
Chassis: Bright Red
Roof: White
Front Wheels: 6 Spoke (Red)
Rear Wheels: 6 Spoke Mousehole (Red)
Interior: LIght Brown
Tampo: Pickfords
Colour: Black
Wheels: 16 Spoke Train (Black)

 

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Y10-2 : 1928 Mercedes Benz 36-220

First Released : 1963
Scale : 1/52

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Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y10-2-01 1928 Mercedes Benz 36-220 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y10-2-02 1928 Mercedes Benz 36-220 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y10-2-03 1928 Mercedes Benz 36-220
Released: 1963
Body: White
Chassis: White
Seats & Folded Hood: Black
Wheels: 24 Spoke Metal (Chrome)
Floor & Dashboard: Tan
Spare Wheels: 2
Baseplate Holes: 2
Baseplate: Lesney No 10 England
Released: 1963
Body: White
Chassis: White
Seats & Folded Hood: Red
Wheels: 24 Spoke Metal (Chrome)
Floor & Dashboard: Tan
Spare Wheels: 2
Baseplate Holes: 2
Baseplate: Lesney No 10 England
Released: 1963
Body: White
Chassis: White
Seats & Folded Hood: Black
Wheels: 24 Spoke Metal (Chrome)
Floor & Dashboard: Tan
Spare Wheels: 1
Baseplate Holes: 2
Baseplate: Lesney No 10 England
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Box TypeD1 Box Type: D1 & D2 Box Type: D1 , D2& D3
This is an extremely rare issue, being the only one with black seats & folded hood
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Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y10-2-04 1928 Mercedes Benz 36-220 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y10-2-05 1928 Mercedes Benz 36-220 No Photo Available
Released: 1963
Body: White
Chassis: White
Seats & Folded Hood: Black
Wheels: 24 Spoke Metal (Chrome)
Floor & Dashboard: Tan
Spare Wheels: 2
Baseplate Holes: 0
Baseplate: Lesney No 10 England
Released: 1963
Body: White
Chassis: White
Seats & Folded Hood: Black
Wheels: 24 Spoke Metal (Chrome)
Floor & Dashboard: Tan
Spare Wheels: 1
Baseplate Holes: 0
Baseplate: Lesney No 10 England
Released: 1963
Body: White
Chassis: White
Seats & Folded Hood: Black
Wheels: 24 Spoke Metal (Chrome)
Floor & Dashboard: Tan
Spare Wheels: 1
Baseplate Holes: 2
Baseplate: Lesney No 10 England
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Box Type: D2 , D3 , E1 & F Box Type: D2 , D3 , E1 & F This issue appears to only have been released in France and all wheels are those taken from the 04C : Triumph Motorcycle & Sidecar released in 1960 as part of the Miniatures range

 

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Y10-4 : 1957 Maserati 250F

First Released : 1986
Scale : 1-36

This model was originally intended to part of a set of four (4) racing cars; including the 1930 Bentley, 1935 ERA and 1932 Bugatti to be  used to promote the sponsorship by Matchbox of a historic car race. Although the race went ahead, Matchbox pulled the sponsorship in the end due to costs being way to high.

Total production was 97,000 models

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Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y10-4-01 1957 Maserati 250F Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y10-4-02 1957 Maserati 250F Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y10-4-03 1957 Maserati 250F
Released: 1986
Body: Italian Racing Red
Chassis: Italian Racing Red
Seat & Dashboard: Black
Wheels: 24 Spoke Plastic (Bright Chrome)
Grille: Light Grey
Cockpit: Light Grey
Baseplate: Matchbox England
Released: 1986
Body: Italian Racing Red
Chassis: Italian Racing Red
Seat & Dashboard: Black
Wheels: 24 Spoke Plastic (Aluminium)
Grille: Light Grey
Cockpit: Light Grey
Baseplate: Matchbox England
Released: 1986
Body: Italian Racing Red
Chassis: Italian Racing Red
Seat & Dashboard: Black
Wheels: 24 Spoke Plastic (Aluminium)
Grille: Light Grey
Cockpit: Light Grey
Baseplate: Matchbox England ©1986
Box Type: J Box Type: J Box Type: J
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Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y10-4-04 1957 Maserati 250F
Released: 1986
Body: Italian Racing Red
Chassis: Italian Racing Red
Seat & Dashboard: Black
Wheels: 24 Spoke Plastic (Bright Chrome)
Grille: Light Grey
Cockpit: Light Grey
Baseplate: Matchbox England ©1986
Box Type: J

 

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Y66-1 : 1762 Gold State Coach

First Released : 1992
Scale : 1/105

First released in 1992, this model was re-released in 1997, the only difference between the two issues was the colour of the plastic box inlay which initially was red, but the later release was black and thus there is only one version to be added to the collection.

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Released: 1992 & 1997
Coach & Drawbar: Brass
Windows: Blue
Horses: 8 x White
Front Wheels: 10 Spoke Carriage (Brass)
Rear Wheels: 12 Spoke Carriage (Brass)
Baseplate: Matchbox © 1992 China YY66
Box Type: O

 

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