Y01-2 : 1911 Ford Model ‘T’ Car

Scale : 1/42

In 1976 Lesney released a small batch of Y1 models to members of an American Matchbox Club, These Code 2 models are very rare and should not be confused with the all black version released in 1984 as part of the connoisseurs set.

Issue #1 was the only one with a twin brake lever, all other variations were issued with a single brake lever.

Collectors Warning: The seats, hoods & grille on this model are very easy to swap so beware !!!

Pre-Production Models:

Issue <click to enlarge> Body Chassis Hood Seats Wheels Steering Wheel Grille Base Holes Windscreen Baseplate
PP01 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-PP01 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car Dark Red Light Red Dark Red Textured Tan Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Red   Red Lesney No Y-1 England
PP02 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-PP02 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car Dark Red Light Red Orange Textured Tan Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Brass - 13mm(White Tyres) Black Plastic Orange   Red Lesney No Y-1 England
PP03 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-PP03 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car White Red Orange Textured Dark Red Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Orange 0 Chrome Lesney No Y-1 England
PP04 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-PP04 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car Green Black Black Smooth Black Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 24 Spoke Metal Chrome Black Plastic Black   Black Lesney No Y-1 England
PP05 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-PP05 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car White Yellow Black Textured Black Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Black   Black Lesney No Y-1 England

Code 1 Models:

Issue <click to enlarge> Year Released Body Chassis Hood Seats Wheels Steering Wheel Grille Base Holes Windscreen Baseplate Package
01 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-01 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car 1964 Red Red Smooth Black Black Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Brass - 13mm Red Metal Black 2 Red Lesney No Y-1 England D2
This is the only variation that has a Twin brake lever, all others had only a single Brake lever
02 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-02 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car 1965 Red Red Smooth Black Black Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Brass - 13mm Red Metal Black 2 Red Lesney No Y-1 England D2 & D3
03 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-03 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car 1965

1966

Red Red Smooth Black Black Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Brass - 13mm Red Metal Black 0 Red Lesney No Y-1 England E & E1
04   1966

1967

Red Red Smooth Black Black Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Brass - 13mm Black Plastic Black 0 Red Lesney No Y-1 England F & G
05 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-05 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car 1967 Red Red Smooth Black Black Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Brass - 11mm Black Plastic Black 0 Red Lesney No Y-1 England F
06 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-06 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car 1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

Red Red Textured Black Black Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Brass - 13mm Black Plastic Black 0 Red Lesney No Y-1 England G
07 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-07 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car 1974 Cream Red Textured Black Bright Red Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Red 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
08 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-08 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car 1974 Cream Red Textured Black Black Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Black 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
09   1974 Cream Red Textured Black Black Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Red 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
10   1974 Cream Red Textured Black Dark Red Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Black 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
11   1974 Cream Red Textured Black Dark Red Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Dark Red 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
12   1974 Cream Red Textured Dark Red Bright Red Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Red 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
13   1974 Cream Red Textured Dark Red Black Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Black 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
14   1974 Cream Red Textured Dark Red Black Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Red 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
15   1974 Cream Red Textured Dark Red Black Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Red 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
16   1974 Cream Red Textured Dark Red Red Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Black 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
17 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-17 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car 1974 Cream Red Textured Dark Red Red Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Red 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
18   1974 Cream Red Textured Dark Red Red Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Red 0 Brass Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
19   1975 White Red Textured Dark Red Dark Red Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Dark Red 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
20   1975 White Red Textured Dark Red Dark Red Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Dark Red 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
21 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-21 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car 1975 White Red Textured Mid Red Bright Red Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Bright Red 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
22 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-22 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car 1976 White Red Textured Bright Red Red Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Dark Red 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
23   1976 White Red Textured Bright Red Dark Red Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Red 0 Unpainted Lesney No Y-1 England Hg & Hw
24 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-24 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car 1984 Black Black Black Textured Fawn Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Brass - 13mm Black Plastic Black 0 Black Lesney No Y-1 England Connoisseur Set
Has the words “Limited Edition” cast into the underside of the roof to ensure the rare textured Black roof could not be swapped onto other models
25 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-25 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car 1996 Black Black Black Textured Mahogany Brown Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Gold Black Plastic Black 0 Brass Matchbox YMS01
1911 Ford Model T cast on the base 
26 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-26 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car 1996 Black Black Black Textured Mahogany Brown Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Gold Black Plastic Black 0 Brass Matchbox YMS01
1911 Ford Model cast on the base – This issue is rare because of the missing “T” from the baseplate name

 

Code 2 Models:

Issue <click to enlarge> Body Chassis Hood Seats Wheels Steering Wheel Grille Base Holes Windscreen Baseplate
C2-01 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-C2-01 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car Black Black Black Textured Black Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Black Plastic Black 0 Unpainted  
American Matchbox Club Model, not to be confused with the standard 1984 all black model which had the words “Limited Edition” cast into the underside of the roof
C2-02 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-C2-02 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car Yellow Yellow Black Textured Mahogany Brown Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Gold Black Plastic Black 0 Unpainted  
This Model was commissioned by MICA NA to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Matchbox Toys at Chelsea Piers in New York City on August 24, 2002.

Limited to a total of approximately 200 models. Altered from the original YMS01 1911 Ford Model T a total of 180 yellow taxis were produced along with 12 navy blue.

C2-03 Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-C2-03 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car Navy Blue Navy Blue Black Textured Mahogany Brown Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Gold Black Plastic Black 0 Unpainted  
This Model was commissioned by MICA NA to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Matchbox Toys at Chelsea Piers in New York City on August 24, 2002.

Limited to a total of approximately 200 models. Altered from the original YMS01 1911 Ford Model T a total of 180 yellow taxis were produced along with 12 navy blue.

 

NB:  Lots of the information & images on this model comes from the world renowned collector Mick Flack, his website Matchbox Memories is well worth a visit.

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