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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y16-2-A-9 Mercedes SS Coupe (1928) in Glossy Lime Green and Metallic (Stutz) Green. It comes packed in its original type H woodgrain box.
The model has a Glossy Lime Green body and bonnet, and Metallic Dark Green chassis, wheel arches and running boards. This chassis is painted in the same colour as the Y14 Stutz model. The roof, rear luggage and interior are black.
Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book
Body Colour: Glossy Lime Green body & Metallic Dark (Stutz) Green chassis
Plated Parts: Brass
Wheel Hubs: Chrome, 24 spoke
Box Type: Type H
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has glossy lime green side panels, 1mm thick windscreen surround, black seats, black textured roof and rear luggage, separate brass exhaust, no rear differential, riveted axles, and no threaded hole in the base. The baseplate is held in place with two machined rivets.
Issued between 1974 and 1979 to stimulate the American market, it has a stated scale of 1:45.