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!

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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:

http://lamleydlm.blogspot.com/2014/07/july-1…

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...