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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y22-1-G-4 Ford Model A Van (1930) in Ford livery. Produced as a limited edition model, the model carries "The New Ford Enclosed Light Van" decals. This model comes packed in its original maroon coloured box which has a label identifying this as "Ford News", Christmas '88, Special Limited Edition model, No. 1199" and declaring "Promotional Model using Matchbox components, Advertising panel not by Matchbox".
The model has no opening parts. The vehicle roof is blue, the seats are light brown plastic, the cab roof type is raised panel Type "2", the rear van roof is the new type "C" plastic roof. The decals are specially designed. The glazing is clear.
Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book
Body Colour: Dark Blue body & glossy black chassis
Cab Roof: Dark Blue "Type 2" (raised panel effect)
Rear Canopy: Dark Bleu "Type C" plastic roof
Radiator: one piece plastic unit. Chrome plastic grille surround and front lights
Seats: Light brown plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: Chrome, 24 spoke, plastic, push fit
Plated Parts: Chrome colour
Box Type: J - maroon box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has clear glazing all round, chrome grille with molded number plate(?) [6L 31 27 on upper line and CAL 35 on the lower line] with corresponding rear number plate [6L 31 27]. The base plate is held in place with one rivet and two body tabs, has a 3mm hole cast behind the "gearbox" housing and is stamped Y21 Models of Yesteryear.
This Code 3 Promotional model was issued in 1988 as a limited edition of an unknown quantity by an un-attributed Code 3 Supplier. The model is not accompanied by a certificate identifying it, but has a white label label with black lettering on the box end flap reading "Ford News", Christmas '88, Special Limited Edition model, No. 1199" and further declaring "Promotional Model using Matchbox components, Advertising panel not by Matchbox". It has a stated scale of 1:40.