#lamleydaily – December 19, 2017
Model: Matchbox Volvo C30
Line: 2007 New Models 10-pack Exclusive
Where to get it: Search “Volvo C30” on eBay and hope.
Why it’s in the collection: This is one cool little Volvo. Then again, most little Volvos are cool. Matchbox has produced a nice group of Volvos, from classic to large to small. The C30 was one of the most out-there choices to be sure.
Volvo’s hatch is unique in looks, but not enough to garner a ton of attention, yet Matchbox still created the casting in 2007. And a small group of collectors have loved it since. It hasn’t been seen in years, but it had a nice run of colors. None beats this one in white.
Matchbox debuted the C30 in silver in 2007. At the time they also finished the year with an all exclusive 10-pack full of new models released that year. This particular pack was loaded, with a Porsche 911 GT3, Lexus GS430, Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint, and Austin Mini Van. Many of the models in that pack stick out, and the Volvo is no exception. The white with gold trim was a great choice, mimicking the color combo Volvo used to showcase the C30.
The C30 showed up in a lot of places afterwards, from 5-packs to Superfast, but no release ever topped this one. Mix its good looks with the fact that it is hard to find, and you have a must-have Matchbox.