Soon after the seat pins had been relocated the baseplate underwent two modifications in quick succcession, First the models description was changed from "Models of Yesteryear 1909 Opel Coupe" to "Matchbox Models of Yesteryear" on a raised panel with "1909 Opel Coupe" written below. Soon after the baseplate giftware mounting holes were filled in. The last two runs of white Opels had a new brown roof with a textured finish and rear windows.
The model was recoloured to orange with a black roof with rear windows, Maroon seats, cream grille and chromed 12 or 24 spoked wheels, The Opel was replaced by the Y4-4 Duesenberg in 1976 but was re released as part of the Connoisseur set in 1984 painted bright red and darkred with a brown textured roof, This later version of the brown textured roof was marked "Limited Edition" to avoid it being swapped onto an earlier white version to make a faked rarity.
Type 1 (not shown) has "Models of Yesteryear 1909 Opel Coupe" in one line with 2 rivets in the sump.
type 2 (top) has " Matchbox Models of Yesteryear" on a raised platform with "1909 Opel Coupe" below with 2 rivets in the sump.
Type 3 (bottom) has the giftware mounting holes filled in and one rivet in the sump.
Type 4 (not shown) has "Limited Edition" and 1984 date and was only used on the red version.