Matchbox Lesney Ford 6 cam Details
You can see why Matchbox made this model as the car is a fine piece of sculpture – but as a car it was a complete failure, never finishing a single race. Number 45 in the 1-75 Lesney range is one of the few where there was no transitional model.
The Ford Corsair (45b) was dropped in 1970 and replaced with a brand new Superfast model – the Ford Group 6 racer.The Ford Group 6 (45c) was released in 1970 and some pre-production models are known in non-metallic dark green, during 1970/71 it was produced in metallic green, switching to metallic lime green in 1971 through to 1973 when it switched to metallic purple.
Ford 6 cam missing
According to Matchbox collectors, the rare one is the pre-pro green. Of the production models look out for metallic green with amber windows, pink bases on the metallic green version or a metallic purple version with eyes labels. On the commonly found metallic green version racing number 7 is a little rarer than racing number 45.