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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Crossley (1918) in Pickfords Blue livery with rear deck mounted towing crane. It is packed in a plain brown cardboard box. This is a Code 3 model based on the Y13-3-B-10 Evans Brothers model.
The model has no opening parts. The cab tilt, seats, steering wheel and radiator grille are all black. There is no glazing.
Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book
Body Colour: Pickfords Blue body & black chassis
Cab Roof: Black plastic, lightly textured
Rear Canopy: None
Radiator: Black plastic grille with die cast, plated surround
Seats: Black plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: Red, 12 spoke
Plated Parts: Gold/Brass colour
Box Type: Plain brown cardboard box (not original)
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has the "C" type body without cleats but with raised edges to the top and two sides of the rear body tray, type "B" front springs (additional strengthening web has been added), and the type "C" baseplate with the "Ltd" deleted from "Lesney Products & Co. Ltd" and the "RAF Tender" deleted. The base is held in place with three small self tapping screws. On the rear deck a small towing crane has been fitted. The assembler has used a small nail to represent the rope to the hook.
Issued 1982 approximately, with a stated scale of 1:47.