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Odd Y7a with even odder back-story

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Odd Y7a with even odder back-story

Postby Idris » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:22 pm

I would be extremely interest to know what out resident MoY experts made of this auction.
The text of the listing read: "Lot Description: auction is for a Lesney Leyland 4 ton lorry that was stripped from its standard brown finish and re-finished in Pickford livery by an ex-employee of Lesney Products many, many years ago. The paint is very flaky on the roof. the story i was told when i purchased this was that it was a standard model that had been stripped and re-finished in the livery you see as a livery trial for Lesney Products. usually a colour trial would be done with a raw unpainted casting".
I should point out that the vendor has recently sold a significant number of later Yesteryears acquired from a named former Lesney employee which included a number of pre-productions.
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Re: Odd Y7a with even odder back-story

Postby YYS4BOB » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:17 pm

It's a nice story, but I'm not sure how much (if any) truth there is in it. I have no knowledge of anything like this being proposed. My take would be that whilst it may have been made by an ex employee, it was probably for private use. Maybe on a model railway layout. This is just my personal opinion. Some of the other YY's from the same source were in very poor condition, but there were some genuine prepros among them. They were mostly post '73 models though.
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Re: Odd Y7a with even odder back-story

Postby MOKOSEX » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:43 pm

The seller also had a early green roller with driver,which i think is quite difficult to find :D it will go nice with the pickfords :lol:
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