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Matchbox Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow-1970



The No.MB24-A1 version of the Silver Shadow was produced in England by Lindsay in 1970. The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was designed with the traditional European right side driving. This particular variation of a Matchbox is not often seen in the US market. This diecast model Matchbox car was produced with the “Superfast” wheels. Matchbox cars with this series of wheels are popularly known as the category ‘Miniatures 1-75’. Having this particular wheel has no noticeable effect on the value, but is rather a personal preference as to which type of Matchbox cars to collect. The pictured Silver shadow had the following features:

  • Four-door
  • Trunk opens
  • Right-side steering
  • White interior and steering wheel
  • Metal base
  • Black wheels
  • Clear windshield
  • Grill in front bumper (or unpainted metal)
  • Four headlights

 

Embossed on the bottom:

  • Matchbox Series No. 24
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
  • Made in England by Lesney
  • Pat No. 1092412
  • Superfast
  • Pat App

The Matchbox Silver Shadow was a classic ‘real’ model that Matchbox could produce and was considered very collectible not only in the English but also in the US market.

To find more information on other Matchbox Cars in the ‘Miniature 1-75’ series as well as all the other cars produced by Matchbox, refer to the Encyclopedia of Matchbox Toys by Charlie Mack. For all the years I’ve been collecting, it is my opinion, that this book has good descriptions and excellent pictures of each series, and all the cars Matchbox produced up to their publishing date.
 

 

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