I really don't know. It didn't smell of anything, I reckon they'd been either in a shed a bit open to the elements or a loft where the lining was falling apart. I did ask the seller but didn't get an answer. I'm pretty happy with all of them for the price, even the Husky Buick with no roof you may be able to make out might live again, as I've been offered a donor body with broken bumpers FOC
They are of course from the era when Lesney were trying to compete with the then-new Hot Wheels with many fantasy castings, so there was a move away from faithfully reproducing mostly European cars to more hot hods, dragsters and their own fantasy castings, my favourite being the Mod Rod - the only Superfast with red tyres
Going back a few years, my friend in NI also got me this from his local market - Corgi Bentley Continental Sports Saloon. Features working (coil) suspension and steering along with those lovely jewel headlights
A question on the model VWs thread reminded me about some cars I have in my collection; in the late 60s Mattel bought out Mebetoys, and initially re-branded their existing models. I was very lucky to score this Lotus Europa a few years ago thanks to a poor eBay listing
As you might have gathered, I quite like the Matchbox Gus's Gulper and Milligans Mill, they're made on the same base so you quite often find the yellow interior from a Gulper in a Mill, or the wider supercharger scoop from a Mill on a Gulper for example - but I hadn't seen this error before - this Milligans Mill has the roof and rear decals meant for a Gus's Gulper. It also had the part of the interior with the batteries on it rattling around inside, having never been riveted in when it was made. Going by it's condition, I don't think it's ever been played with.
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