The Washington Post Delivery Van was produced by Matchbox as one of the die cast cars in their “Power of the Press Series’ in 1993.
Having been made overseas, this 1:43 scale die cast model is a very good representation of the actual van. The attention paid to details by the manufacturer is quite impressive with the business address being displayed on both doors and the hood showing ‘pin-striping’. The grill and front bumper are plastic. The wheels appear to be rubber with plastic chrome spokes – and there is a spare tire side mounted on the driver’s side.
Listed below are some of the features of this Matchbox Ford Van:
Blue in color – including the chassis
Monument tampos on both sides of the cargo area
Rubber tires with chrome spokes
Light gray interior
License plates on front and read (36-311 MISS 1930)
Chrome body mounted head lights
Chrome front bumper and grill
1:43 Scale in size
Clear plastic windows and windshield
The underside is embossed with:
Y-21 / Y-22
Matchbox, Made in China
1930 Model A Ford Van
Copyright 1993 3
The complete series included eight (8) vehicles. The pictures below shows you the other vehicles in this series.