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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y19-3-A-1 Morris Cowley Van (1912) in Isle of Man TT 1990 livery. Produced as a commissioned model in a limited edition, the model was issued to coincide with the 1990 Isle of Man TT Races, probably by Mervyn Wynne, who also organised the release of several MB38 Ford Model A vans for the races between 1986 and 1992. This model comes packed in its original maroon coloured box.
The model has no opening parts. The vehicle roof is white and the seats are mid brown. The decals are specially designed - a representation of the Isle of Man triskelion (three armoured legs) on the front doors and a cream, gold and red rear body decal that reads "Isle Of Man, TT, May 28 - June 8 1990" on three lines. The glazing is clear.
Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book
Body Colour: Dark blue body & glossy black chassis
Radiator: one piece plastic unit. chrome plastic grille surround and front lights with black radiator
Seats: Mid Brown plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: Red, 12 spoke
Plated Parts: Gold colour
Box Type: J - maroon box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has type 1 roof brackets. The base plate is held in place with one front machined rivet and a rear body locating lug, has no base hole, and has a Macau base.
This Code 3 Promotional model was issued in 1990 as a limited edition of an unknown quantity. The model is accompanied by a certificate identifying it as model #74. The box has a white label marked "Promotional Model, Limited Edition, No. 74, Label Not Applied, By Matchbox" on 5 lines. It has a stated scale of 1:39.