#lamleydaily – July 18, 2017
Leading up to the Matchbox Gathering Convention this week, it’s gonna be all Event Exclusives from years past, leading up to showcases on this year’s models.
Model: Matchbox ’71 Pontiac Firebird Formula
Line: 2012 Gathering of Friends Dinner Exclusive (1 of 150)
Where to get it: Ebay, if it ever pops up
Why it’s in the collection: Why would it not be? I have attended the Matchbox Gathering of Friends Convention in New Mexico every one of the last nine years. This Firebird was a Dinner Model, and I was there to claim one. There is another Early Registrant variant with the bird on the hood, but this one is more accurate. It looks beautiful in gold with that Formula racing stripe.
Matchbox will always go all out on the Gathering models. This Firebird is a nice example of that.