Matchbox #6, Mercedes-Benz 350SL Restored

This 350SL was picked up for £1 at Eastleigh Chritmas Toy Fare in Dec’19. It mostly likey spent much of it’s life on a model railway as this standard yellow exmple was dirty but oddly had almost orange paint work on the boot and bonnet while the lower part of the car was standard Lesney yellow. Some polishing showed the discolartion was unfixable so off the to paint stripper. Katie decided she liked Tamiya Orange so this became the new colour for the car.

Front View
350SL

Hotwheels McDonalds Happy Meal Charity Shop Finds

Charity shops often have Hotwheels and Matchox cars for sale. Many are “beaters” and restoration projects but occasionally have unusual cars with minor damage. Going rate is around £1.00 for three, at £0.33p each, a few chips are very acceptable. Pre-Christmas rummaging produced several good finds, but these McDonalds cars were the pick of the bunch. The two light up cars need new batteries as can be seen worked perfectly these were fitted.

2005 Accelractors
2005 Accelractors

2004 Lotus Elise
2004 Lotus Elise

2006 Asphalt Assault
2006 Asphalt Assault