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Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y-61 1933 Cadillac Fire Engine

The Y61-1 1933 Cadillac Fire Engine joined the range in 1992 and it used the chassis and probably some of the brightwork from the Y34 Cadillac and the wheels came from the Y12 GMC Van. Unfortunately Lesney also chose to re-use the ladder from the Y6 Rolls Royce fire engine which is rather underscale for this model but on the whole the resulting model was a quite presentable and attractive vehicle.
The Y61 was not reissued or replaced although examples of the Cadillac were produced for the Matchbox Collectibles range.


Above: The Cadillac had a gloss red body with a chrome plated grille & headlights, The chassis and bumpers were a one piece molding which was also chrome plated, It had clear plastic windows and a black plastic interior and chromed wheels with black rubber tyres. The roof had two red tinted plastic dome lights and attached to the roof was a rather flimsy orangy-red roof rack which had the brown plastic ladder fitted to it. The sides of the running boards, the running board steps, sidelights, door handles and the rear drip rail were silver trimmed, Finally the doors were decorated with "Feuerwehr Arrau" tampo in gold and black and a spead eagle motif in white, red and black and the lamp above the windscreen had a white F.
There are currently no known variations so no rareties to watch out for.

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