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Lesney Matchbox Accessory pack 2a car transporter



The Lesney Accessory pack number two was the Bedford S type car transporter which was introduced in 1957.
The car transported was made to a larger size than the 1-75 series vehicles so it could carry four models from the miniatures range.
The tractor unit was a one piece casting and the trailer was cast in two pieces where the lower deck was a seperate casting from the sides and upper deck. Oddly there was no ramp to allow vehicles to be driven up to the top deck and the top deck could not be folded down to be loaded.
The model was painted blue all over and it had '"Matchbox" Car Transporter' stamped to the sides in black ink and grey metal wheels on crimped axles, Later a red decal replaced the stamped inscription which read 'Car collection Ltd car transporter' and the wheels were changed for grey plastic on crimped or rounded axles,
Later black plastic wheels replaced the grey wheels and transporters with grey wheels on the tractor unit and black wheels on the trailer are a known factory error.
Late in the models life it was recoloured when the tractor unit and lower deck on the trailer were painted red and the sides and top deck of the trailer were painted grey, The blue versions are quite common but the red & grey version is rare. It was packaged in either a 'B' type box or the later red & grey issues were packaged in a 'D' type box, The model was deleted in 1962-63


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Lot 1547 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox Accessory Pack No.A2 Bedford Articulated Car Transporter - blue body, red lettering, knobbly grey plastic wheels with rounded axles - Mint (apart from a couple of very minor factory marks) in Excellent Plus Moko box. Estimate: 80-110 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 70


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Lot 2591 The Nathan-A-James Collection - February 18th, 2008 Matchbox Accessory Pack No.A2 Bedford Car Transporter "Car Collection Ltd Car Transporter" - blue, red lettering, grey plastic wheels - although overall condition is Mint does have very slight surface rusting to axles in Excellent blue and yellow carded Moko Lesney box - still displays well. Estimate: 80-90 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 60

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Lot 634 The David Kenney Manhattan Collection - Part III - December 11th, 2007 Matchbox Accessory Pack No.A2 Bedford Articulated Car Transporter "Car Collection Ltd Car Transporter" - blue, grey plastic wheels - Near Mint nice example including blue and yellow carded Moko box. Estimate: 70-80 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 80


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Lot 635 The David Kenney Manhattan Collection - Part III - December 11th, 2007 Matchbox Accessory Pack No.A2 Bedford Articulated Car Transporter - dark orange cab and Trailer base, light grey Trailer, black plastic wheels - Mint superb example in Good Plus detailed picture box. Estimate: 340-460 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 380

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Lot 1331 Matchbox Magic 19 - October 10th, 2007 Matchbox Accessory Pack No.A2 Bedford Car Transporter "Car Collection Ltd Car Transporter" - orange, grey, black plastic wheels - Mint (apart from a couple of very minor factory marks) in Good blue and yellow carded picture. Estimate: 260-340 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 260

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Lot 2502 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox Accessory Pack - A2 Bedford Articulated Car Transporter - blue, mask sprayed silver grille, car collection decals, knobbly black plastic wheels, rounded axles - Near Mint in Good Plus to Excellent type B Moko box with model details to end flaps. Estimate: 100-150 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 100

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Lot 2500 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox Accessory Pack - A2 Bedford Articulated Car Transporter - blue, metal wheels - Excellent in Fair to Poor incomplete type B Moko box. Estimate: 20-30 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 40