Posted 3 years ago
The Ford Zephyr model MB 33 was the second #33 of the line. It was sold from 1963-1968. In 1969 it was replaced by something a bit more exotic, the Lamborghini Miura.
Ford of Britain manufactured the actual car. Something kids in the US wouldn't see too often. The nice thing about Matchbox/Lesney is that it had an international flavor. Vehicles from the UK, US, Germany, Italy and others were featured. The current version of Matchbox is just a name owned by Mattel.
Back to this model it came in a D Box which were made from t1961-1967 which means this is from 1963-1967. Personally I am thinking 1965-66. Never have seen this model in anything other than a D box which are rare after 1966.
The exciting feature for this model is the suspension as seen on the front of the box. There is a strip of plastic that simulates a suspension inside the base of the model. Anything to get that 59 cents from the kids.