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Matchbox King-Size No.K-21 Mercury Cougar

In 1968 the Lesney Matchbox King-Size K-21 Mercury Cougar became the first Passenger Vehicle to join the range, It was always painted metallic gold and it had opening doors and clear plastic windows, The baseplate was silver plated and it included the grille and headlights as part of the casting,
The wheel hubs were chrome plated metal and the tyres were black rubber, The interior was usually red plastic but a small number have been found with off white interiors, The model featured 'True Guide Steering' which enabled the front wheels to be steered by pushing the car in the direction you wanted to steer it, This was due to the extra grip from the rubber tyres that would enable the steering system to function. The model was packaged in F type window boxes,
In 1971 the Mercury was revamped and returned to the range in its new guise as either the 'Dinamite' or the 'Bender' Dragster but it still retained its 'K-21' designation.

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Lot 431 Matchbox - September 8th, 2009 Matchbox King Size No.K21 Mercury Cougar - metallic gold, red interior and tow hook, chrome hubs - Excellent in Excellent Plus blue and yellow box. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 20

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Lot 430 Matchbox - September 8th, 2009 Matchbox King Size No.K21 Mercury Cougar - metallic gold, red interior and tow hook, chrome hubs - overall condition is generally Near Mint to Mint (although does have slight heat distortion to rear wheels) in Good Plus to Excellent blue and yellow window box. Estimate: 25-35 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 20


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Lot 4190 Matchbox Magic 24 - July 22nd, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K21 Mercury Cougar - metallic gold, off white interior, chrome hubs - overall condition is generally Good Plus to Excellent - unboxed, still displays well, harder issue to find. Estimate: 80-100 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 90


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Lot 7439 The Flanders Fields Matchbox Collection 2 - June 30th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K21 Mercury Cougar - metallic gold, red interior and tow hook, chrome hubs with black tyres - overall condition is Excellent Plus (although does have melting to hubs and rear tow hook has been superdetailed) in Excellent blue and yellow window box. Estimate: 20-25 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 15


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Lot 7087 The Flanders Fields Matchbox Collection - June 30th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K21 Mercury Cougar - metallic gold, red interior and tow hook, chrome hubs with black tyres - Excellent (although does have some small chips to front drivers side wing and bonnet edge) in Good although grubby blue and yellow window box. Estimate: 15-20 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 20


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Lot 7086 The Flanders Fields Matchbox Collection - June 30th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K21 Mercury Cougar - metallic gold, red interior and tow hook, chrome hubs with black tyres - Excellent (although does have some small chips around front wing edges) in Excellent blue and yellow window box. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 25


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Lot 3884 Other Manufacturers - May 20th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K21 Mercury Cougar - gold, red interior, chrome hubs - Near Mint (does have some casting marks to roof) in Good Plus blue and yellow window box. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30


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Lot 582 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K21 Mercury Cougar - metallic gold, red interior, chrome hubs - Excellent including blue and yellow "New Model" pictorial window box illustrating red model. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 25


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Lot 581 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K21 Mercury Cougar - metallic gold, white interior, chrome hubs - Near Mint including "New Model" pictorial window box illustrating red model. Estimate: 200-240 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 150