If this were a few years ago, I would have introduced this post with something about how Matchbox is one of the best at doing wagons. Classic (Olds Vista Cruiser) to Sport (Audi RS6 Avant), it seemed Matchbox has always been dedicated to keeping cool wagons in the lineup.
Other brands have caught on, and we have seen some wagon gems from other companies, especially Hot Wheels. I don’t need to mention what those wagons are.
But Matchbox has proven once again that their wagon game is strong, this time with another classic. It is the 1964 Ford Fairlane, and it is – unsurprisingly – awesome.
This one is special. One, because wagons are special, especially vintage wagons done well. And two, because this is based on the Fairlane that Matchbox Designer Abe Lugo owned until recently, when he sold it to Mooneyes.
So it’s nice, but it’s more cool. Cool is better. Maybe it gets a little Mooneyes outfit later, but it is cool to know that the wagon that inspired this one is sitting in the Mooneyes shop right now.
Look for this in the mainline early summer.