Tuesday 24th May 2022 10: 00am

Matchbox Regular Wheels 35c Merryweather Marquis Fire Engine

Matchbox Regular Wheels 35c Merryweather Marquis Fire Engine factory pre-production colour trial (this was released as a Superfast rather than Regular Wheel model) - metallic silver body without labels fitted, clear windows & roof lights, white plastic ladder, black plastic grille & base, chrome plastic hubs with black tyres. Model differs from the standard Superfast production issue in the following ways: body casting is without the roof chequer plate detail to rear and has thin rather than thick ladder retaining lugs & roof light openings, lower edge body between the wheel arches is flat without any raised sill, rear of body has 4 x cast open rectangular hose lockers above the plastic insert (these are cast shut on Superfast models), smooth base without any copyright date & without "Pat App" cast to rear, the body side lockers are cast as 2 x separate lockers rather than cast together with a raised upper panel - body is Near Mint to Mint, glazing unit Excellent with some scratches to windscreen, base also Excellent with left hand corner of front bumper missing, please note glazing unit has not been factory spun down but can be clipped securely into position, base also appears to have been factory spun but does not retain the plastic base in position which is now loose.

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,800

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