Within the next few weeks, a new Matchbox 9-pack will hit:
An updated Golf Country, a Ford Thunderbird, and as the exclusive in this pack, the beautiful Cadillac Fleetwood.
Except that Fleetwood would probably scoff at the “beautiful” label. In the past, the Fleetwood embraced it. From Superfast to Lesney Edition to the Mainline, the Fleetwood has always donned classic colors and trim that hearken back to the 50’s. This one, however, sports a gunmetal gray color and dark wheels. It seems a tad more sinister, a little more “aftermarket”.
It’s most telling sign? Look at the rear. That is not something you expect to see on a Matchbox. More something you might see on, say, a ’54 Chevy owned by Jesse James (look it up). If you know what I am talking about, you definitely would not see that on a Matchbox car. So let’s take a closer look:
Not a message about “_______ things up again”, just a little plug for the IG feed. But it looks awesome, and definitely is the work of Matchbox Designer Abe Lugo. You just need to follow the @matchboxworld feed to know the rear of the Caddy is right down his alley.
I mentioned the Cadillac got a facelift. Gone is the plastic roof, replaced with a diecast roof. That is the most significant change, but there could be others.
One way or the other, this is a fun little changeup for Matchbox, and a model destined for my collection.