Monday, June 15, 2009

MATCHBOX ROLLS ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II



During 1985 the James Bond film, A View to A Kill, was given its premiere. To coincide with this, Matchbox released a silver Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II with a grey interior and a plated base in a special presentation box. Three other models were intended to accompany the Rolls Royce as special issues, but in the event only the Renault 11 taxi was issued. At this time the models were not part of the range and it was not until 1986 that a recolored Royce Royce in cream became available, initially with a ‘Made in England’ base, but soon altered when the whole range moved to the Far East to be manufactured in Macau. Incidentally, apart from the GT range, this was the last 1-75 model made in England. (Model Collector 1988)

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