Austin Seven van joins largest collection of Matchbox models


What was billed as the 'ultimate' Matchbox van is now part of the world's largest collection of Matchbox models after being sold at Barons for £10,700.

In 1937 the 1932 Austin Seven van was converted into an advertising vehicle for England’s Glory matches and is a wonderful artefact.

Top-seller at the 29 October sale was a 1998 Ferrari F355 convertible, which sold for £30,250, but the biggest shock result was a 1977 Daimler Double Six Coupé that doubled its high estimate to make £5780.

A trio of restoration projects also sold. A 1957 MGA Roadster achieved £4268, while a 1969 Daimler 250 V8 Saloon and 1954 Ford Prefect/105E sold for £692 and £800 respectively. 

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