Matchbox Yesteryear: Y12-3 Ford Model T Van (1912) - Coca-Cola - Code 3

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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Ford Model T Van (1912) in yellow Coca-Cola livery. It comes with the original straw coloured box. This item is a Code 3 model I purchased and appears to be based on a Y12-3-B-1 casting.

The model has no opening parts. The vehicle roof is black, the seats are black plastic, the rear door type is Type "1" and it has black rear lights. There is no glazing.

Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book

Body Colour: Yellow body & Black chassis
Roof: Black
Radiator: Gold
Seats: Black plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: 12 spoke, dark red plastic
Tyres: Black
Plated Parts: Gold colour
Box Type: I - straw coloured box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has red Type 1 rear doors (single line tampo), black rear lights, and carries new "Coca-Cola" side decals.  There is no sign of the original Coleman's Mustard signage. The base plate is held in place by its original three machined rivets, indicating the model was not disassembled and probably used a Y12-3-B-1 donor model.

Originally issued in 1979 with a stated scale of 1:35, I have been unable to determine when this model was produced, but believe it may have been circa 2010.

Item: 3984