#lamleydaily – July 10, 2017
Model: Matchbox Mercedes-Benz E430 Wagon
Line: 2006 Basic Range (Lace-wheel variant)
Where to get it: Matchbox Mercedes-Benz E430 on ebay
Why it’s in the collection: It’s a great casting for one, and it’s a great release for another. This was the last time the non-police version of the E430 was released, and to me it was the best. Matchbox kept the metal chassis for this one, and released in black, which is the color I have seen on most of these.
This particular version has lace wheels. The model was released with the dreaded flower wheels, but a small number appeared with lace. I like them much better. Still, the flower wheels don’t kill this model. It is too nice in black.
When talking Matchbox Euro Wagons, the Volvo V60 and Audi RS6 Avant come to mind, but this one shouldn’t be ignored. If anything, it can hold more cargo.