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great buy, what was the crap all over them? Love the Mini and transit!
 

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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
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Junk shop find at my favourite price, 50p. Matchbox Road Dragster, first cast 1970. Not sure I have seen one before.


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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

20191101_160123 by RS, on Flickr

There were quite a few along similar lines in the 70s - the front of the Woosh-N-Push looks for all the world like an Austin Maxi!

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Plenty more in my collection if anyone's interested
 

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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

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It should also have a spare wheel and jewel tail lights but mine are missing - easy to find as repro parts thankfully

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Very cool!
Before I read that earlier post I was looking at the pic thinking that it looked like a Maxi!
 
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