Well we know Matchbox has moved away a bit from the classic car models. They throw us a bone occasionally, but the classic car models are not nearly as common in the lineup as they were a few years ago.
But the Matchbox team knows we collectors love our classics, so they decided to make the gift pack exclusives all classic cars to celebrate Matchbox’s 60th Anniversary. The models are a little different. In place of full tampos, there is a 60th logo along with the carmaker’s logo, placed in prominent spots like the hood.
The hood is where all the action is on the Miura. That is fine with me, as long as we see more versions in the future. And I think we will. This casting, one of current Hot Wheels designer Ryu Asada’s favorites when he was designing for Matchbox, is too pretty to ignore. Obviously, because it is a common belief that the 1:1 Miura is one of the most beautiful cars ever made (I completely agree), and any 1:64 that even somewhat resembles the real thing is bound to be a looker.
So it is nice to have an excuse to photograph all four versions of the Matchbox Lamborghini Miura together.
(If you don’t have one or all of these models, you should. Go to ebay to find them and you can even pick up the old Lesney version as well…)
Matchbox ’68 Lamborghini Miura P400 S (2013 Gift Pack exclusive):
With the green 2011 10-pack exclusive:
2011 green (First Editions 10-pack)