To mark the recent passing of Jack Odell, founder of Matchbox cars, I decided to break out a few of my more precious models and photograph them. Matchbox cars meant a lot to me as a kid. There are still times when I'll see a real classic car and think, "that doesn't look right; the Matchbox version seemed bigger." (Usually because in the world of Matchbox, a Mini was the same size as bus).
I inherited many of these from my cousin Victor, who was a meticulous collector.
Thanks for a wonderful childhood, Jack. Rest in peace.
No. 42 Studebaker Lark Wagonaire 1965
No. 53 Ford Zodiac Mk IV 1968
No. 5 Routemaster Bus 1965
No. 41 Ford GT 1965
No. 27 Mercedes 230 SL 1964
No. 33 Lamborghini Miura 1970
No. 75 Alfa Carabo 1970