Matchbox 1-75: MB38 Ford Model A Van - Pritt Stick Promo

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This model is the Matchbox MB38 Ford Model A Van in Red. It was released as a special Code 2 promotional item in conjunction with Pritt Stick.

Most detail is cast into the body. Detail includes the front engine louvres, the front doors, door handles and door hinges, the rear doors, handles and rear numberplate [DR5869]. The front and rear wheel arches and running boards are cast as a separate metal component and painted gloss black. The front bumper, front lights, and grille are also cast separately in plastic and chrome plated. The van sides are adorned with Pritt Strick advertising and logos "Pritt Stick, The non-Sticky Sticky Stuff" on two lines and the front doors have "EST. 1973" on two lines. The roof is back textured plastic.

There is no interior as these models were never issued with interiors. The glazing is only present in the cab area and is clear/very pale amber plastic — there is no glazing in the rear door windows.

The baseplate is black plastic that fits inside the black metal body component housing the wheel arches. It is marked at the top centre "Matchbox", followed by "Model A Ford, Matchbox Int'l Ltd, © 1979" in the centre middle, and "Made in China" at the centre bottom. It is held in place by two machined rivets, front and rear.

All wheels are of the "Superfast" type - one piece plastic hub and tyre component, with a separate chrome and black "dot dash" 10 spoke hub insert.

This model was issued in the 1990s and comes in standard Mail-out Promotional box — White, oversize box (marked Size "L" on one inner end flap and "FMB38/WZ" on the inner top flaps) with address front, "MB 38" in black lettering on the outside end flaps, and standard Matchbox details on the rear, including "Copyright 1992 Matchbox International Limited".

Item: 3039