Matchbox Yesteryear: Y26-1-C Crossley (1918) - Gonzalez Byass

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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y26-1-C-3 Crossley (1918) in White with ruby red chassis and front cab tilt with red "Gonzalez Byass" on a white background on the rear deck sides. It comes with its original maroon coloured box. This is the scarce version with chrome 12 spoke hubs.

The model has no opening parts. The cab tilt is ruby red, the seats are ruby red, the rear barrels are dark brown, and the radiator grille is ruby red. There is no glazing.

Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book

Body Colour: White body & ruby red chassis
Cab Roof: Ruby red plastic, lightly textured
Rear Barrels: Dark Brown with decoration
Radiator: Ruby red plastic grille with die cast, plated surround
Seats: Ruby red plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: 12 spoke, chrome
Tyres: Black
Plated Parts: Gold/Brass colour
Box Type: J - maroon coloured box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has the "D" type body with no cleats or raised edges to the rear body tray, and the type "E" base plate with the model reference "No Y13/Y26", the drive shaft incomplete and a 3mm diameter hole in the centre, held in place with two machined rivets.

Issued from 1987 with a stated scale of 1:47.

Item: 3341