Going through my childhood cars recently, and found a MB Audi Quattro (white one in the photos) that I probably didnt really appreciate when I was young, but I was pretty excited to find again as an adult. Off to the ebays I went to find some others...
I found two boxed Quattros, which also included the red loose one in the photos...but its not a Matchbox. It’s an Edocar, which was a dutch diecast company. They used castings by other companies, most notably Maisto...this one appears to be an actual MB casting (or at least closely modelled after the MB), but with a different base and overall it is noticably lighter. If anyone knows more about this please chime in!
The blue one in the photo has an interesting history. It seems that this version was originally supposed to be a BP promo car, but was rejected at the last minute...so MB retampoed the car, covering the BP on the hood with a red and white Audi logo. On most you can still see evidence of the BP tampo beneath, but on the one I just got I can’t really tell. Additionally, for whatever reason the seller rolled the card up and shoved it into a small square shipping box, pretty much ruining the card...not sure what the thought was there. The fantastic Lamley Group site did a bit about this particular BP promo last year, check out the link for more info and photos of the original version:
On a different note, I also finally got to take a dremel to a 180sx...I’m sure I will try a number of different wheels before I settle on a final version...but that seems to be consistent with real world aftermarket Silvias (My own went through a few sets...)
Anyway...the Mighty Quattro!
In keeping with the MB theme of this particular post...MB Lace Wheels on the 180...