Matchbox Kingsize: K204 Oldsmobile 442 (1970) - Ltd Edition

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This LIMITED EDITION model is the Matchbox K204 Oldsmobile 442 (1970) Convertible in metallic green. It was released as a limited edition of 20,500 worldwide.

This model has no opening parts. The side doors, bonnet and boot are fixed. The front has a chrome bumper and grill with cast headlights (also chromed). The rear bumper assembly is also chromed plastic with the rear number plate (blank) being cast into the bumper unit and red lenses(?) inset to represent rear lights. Both sides and the boot are tampo(?) printed with "badges" for 442. The model sports side mirrors that appear to be part of the body casting.

The interior is white plastic with black plastic floor and chrome gearstick. The left hand steering wheel is black plastic and the front windscreen (clear) sports black plastic sun visors and a chromed interior rear view mirror.

All wheels are of the "Speed Kings wheel" type - hollow one piece plastic with a "chromed" 5 spoke center "hub".

The base plate is a metallic silver painted metal and is marked with "Super Kings" on line 1 in the centre of the baseplate, Matchbox on the second line, ©2005 Mattel Inc on the third line, "K204      CHINA" on the fourth line and 1970 Oldsmobile™ 442™ TMGM at the centre bottom. It is held in place with two small self-tapping screws.

This model was issued in 2006.

Item: 1124