When I was born (or Christened; I dunno) my uncle bought me a set of Matchbox "Models Of Yesteryear" cars. I used to play with them as a kid. Seems like I should have left them alone, and they may have been worth money now. They've all got chipped paintwork now, and no boxes and some are even more damaged. Most of them are series 2 or series 3 models.

Oh well...

# Year of
Manufacturer
Model Colour
Body/Seats
Image
(click for full size)
Comments
Y1-2 1968 1911 Ford Model T Red/Black  
Y2-2 1968 1911 Renault Green/Red  
Y3-2 1968 1910 Benz Limo Green/Red  
Y4-3 1968 1909 Opel Coupe White/Red Lost rhs "pin" to hold roof on; lhs OK
Y5-3 1969 1907 Peugot Yellow/Red  
Y6-3 1968 1913 Cadilac Gold/Red  
Y7-3 1968 1912 Rolls Royce Silver/Red Missing front grill
Y8-3 1969 1914 Stutz Red/Green Front windscreen metal broken
Y9-2 1968 1912 Simplex Green/Red  
Y10-3 1969 1909 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Silver/Red  
Y11-2 1968 1912 Packard Landaulet Red/Black  
Y12-2 1968 1909 Thomas Flyabout Blue/Red Missing both "pins" on front seat
Y13-2 1968 1911 Daimler Yellow/Red Missing grill
Y14-2 1968 1911 Maxwell Roadster Pale Blue/Red  
Y15-2 1969 1930 Packard Victoria Gold/Red  
Y16-1 1968 1904 Spyker Yellow/Green Heat damage to paint on engine compartment

In 1984 I was in a local shop and I saw a new "Model Of Yesteryear" set. All I could afford that day was one car (turned out to be the Y12 "1911 Model T Van") but the quality was so much poorer than the cars I already had that I didn't buy any more.
# Year of
Manufacturer
Model Colour
Body/Seats
Image Comments
Y12 1984 1911 Ford Model T Van Yellow/Black  


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