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Micro Mini Matchbox Monday MB57A Wolseley 1500 1958-1960

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    Posted 2 years ago

    fortapache
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    The real Wolseley 1500 was a rather small car with the engine size in its name. It had a top speed of 77 MPH. Probably went uphill slowly and not fit for the Autobahn but it had great gas mileage.
    This was the first MB57 and was released in 1958. It had a short run as it was only in the catalog for 3 years. No opening parts part there are paint details such as taillights and the grill. Later models did not have different color paint on the same part. Instead the grill would be part of the base for a silver grill but this one has it painted silver. There is no glass or interior so this is fairly primitive for a Matchbox model.
    Now for the exciting box section! Please remain in your seats and refrain clapping nd cheering until this section is over. This is a B style box which was used from 1954-1960. This is the B3 variation of this box. The exciting change that made it it the B3 is that the number "57" is in a white circle on the end cap. The first version had no number, then a "57" on the dark blue background which was hard to read. As these boxes were kept behind a counter with only the end flap visible having an easily readable number was important. OK everyone can stand and applaud now.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Much applause for this terrific car and rare box!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      I'm with Jenni, MUCH applause!! This is a really cool little Matchbox car and I love the write up!
    3. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 years ago
      Take a bow! Encore! Encore!
    4. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Newfld.

      Thank you very much Scott.

      And thank you very much Watchsearcher.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      Broochman
      Newfld
      fattytail
      Brunswick
      jscott0363
      TheGateKeeper
      Watchsearcher
      purvis
      Roycroftbooksfromme1
      Toyrebel
      elanski
      bobby725
    6. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you vetraio50.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Finally got some photos that show the actual color which is green.
    8. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 2 years ago
      NICE ,,l always love to see ,,, with the boxes
    9. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Vynil33rpm.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you burtmacklin.
    11. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Hey! I drove a Wolseley 1500 for about 6 years in the 1980s. It was not a big performer but had a certain Pommy style to it, lovely wood rain trim.
      They look better with wider tyres.....
    12. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. Would be a cool car to have now, there is always the slow lane.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      racer4four
      blunderbuss2
      kingshawn

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