Vintage Lesney Matchbox Cars

Lensey produced die-cast scale model cars and vehicles from 1947 until 1982. Started by Leslie Smith and Rodney Smith (no relation), childhood friends who served together in WWII.  Along with Jack O’dell, they began producing toys that were small enough to fit inside a match box.  Hence, the line that would drive their success was born.  These toys are still highly sought after by collectors, especially rare models such as the Aveling Barford Road Roller, No. 62 Mercury Cougar, 1966 Opel Diplomat, 1961 Magirus Deutz Crane and the 1965 BP Dodge Wrecker.  Check out my antique cast iron banks page and vintage LEGO sets page as well

Check out these vintage Lesney Matchbox Cars that are currently available on eBay.  I earn a commission when an item is purchased, at no extra cost to you.

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