Matchbox Daimler Bus (74) Restoration

Another straight restoration of a worn model. This is a regular wheels to superfast conversion which will date the model to 1969 to early 1970’s.  Decals are after market.  Unable to remove discolaration from lower deck.  These models can be tricky to separate the rivet sits under the rear window, however, careful use of a small drill bit works!

Daimler Bus Before Restoration
Daimler Bus Before Restoration
Daimler Bus Before Restoration
Daimler Bus Before Restoration
Daimler Bus Before Restoration
Daimler Bus Before Restoration
Daimler Bus After Restoration
Daimler Bus After Restoration
Daimler Bus After Restoration
Daimler Bus After Restoration
Daimler Bus After Restoration
Daimler Bus After Restoration

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