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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y13-3-B-9 Crossley (1918) in Surrey Model Fair 1981 livery. It is packed in an original type I straw coloured box with a gold Limited Edition label indicating it is model #158. This is an official Code 2 model based on the chassis from a Y13-3-B model (type C chassis).
|To celebrate the second Surrey Model Fair held on the 28th February 1981, the organisers obtained permission from Lesney Products to produce a promotional model based on the Y13 Crossley. A light brown one piece canopy replaced the original coal load and front canopy. 500 models were produced.|
The model has no opening or operating parts. The cab roof and rear cover is a single unit. There is no glazing. The rear body is a type C body (no cleats).
Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book
Body Colour: Red body, Black chassis
Cab Roof: Light brown
Rear Canopy: Light brown
Radiator: Black plastic with gold surround
Seats: Black plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: Dark Red, 12 spoke
Plated Parts: Gold
Box Type: I - straw coloured window box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has type C body, type "B" front springs (additional strengthening web has been added), small grey metal spare rivet, and the type "C" baseplate. The base is held in place with 2 machined rivets.
Issued in 1981 with a stated scale of 1:47.