Made in England by Lesney and produced from 1972 to 1982 the Londoner (Daimler Bus) was utilised as a promotion tool for many companies and it therefore appears with a range of advertisements on its sides and in colours ranging from Red, Silver, Blue and Orange. The original Lesney release however was 'Swinging London' (Carnaby Street) in Red and this was followed by Berger Paints. Thereafter adverts include Hilton Hotels, Barclays Bank, Selfridges, Typhoo Tea etc. etc.
particular model was issued to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Matchbox. It is quite scarce. The vehicle is in mint condition being used only ever for display purposes.
The original box (Type I1) is in very good condition, extremely minor scuffing to corners with good colour retention and firmness with all end flaps intact.
GAUGE / SCALE:
Known as 'Box Scale' (made to fit the box) Matchbox 1-75 and Superfast vehicles vary in scale and can be anything between 1:50 / 1:110
C10 - Mint
NB: Our grading system was obviously created for Die-cast models and is occasionally applied to others (plastic vehicles, locomotives, rolling stock, etc.) to help give an indication of an items condition or comparison against a new one of the same type. In these instances it can only be used to compare appearance and not operational suitability.
CATEGORY / CODE:
Diecast - Commercials - Buses / Coaches - 02312-10
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MATCHBOX SUPERFAST: 17F THE LONDONER - 25TH ANNIVERSARY - BOX I1 - MINT
- Brand: Matchbox Superfast
- Product Code: 02312-10
- Availability: 1