NEW OLD MODELS FOUND
The tag says it all. It's all about older models which I have discovered only recently.
I recently saw in an auction a 5-car set by Matchbox featuring a Volvo C30. This set was released back in 2008 under the name 'Modern Rides'. This blue painted 3'' Volvo C30 model can be found with 8 or 10 Spoke wheels.It is made in Thailand.
Source & copyright : matchbox.wikia.com/wiki/Volvo_C30
A fellow Volvo fan and collector made me recently aware of this Volvo 760 GLE scale model. The 3'' model was made for the British label TC Toys by Majorette. The Volvo 760 is Majorette's standard model which consists of a diecast body and a plastic bottom-plate. The model is made in France. TC Toys has printed their own product number on the left bottom corner of the cardboard. The item number is 34 06279. TC Toys stands for Thomas Cork SM Ltd. It seems that the company started doing business back in 1984. It had his headquarter in Nottingham, Great Britain. The company had been dissolved in November 1995.
I have just discovered another 10-car set by Matchbox featuring a Volvo. This set is labeled 'Showroom Models' and has been released in January 2010. This set comes with a medium blue painted Volvo P1800. The set features nine regular cars and as bonus an exclusive vehicle which is a yellow Chevy Camaro SS-396.
These 3'' models have been made in Thailand.
A good source for anything regarding the Volvo P1800 by Matchbox is this Wiki page.
I have just discovered this 10-car set featuring a Volvo XC90. This set by Matchbox is labeled 'Showroom Models' and has been released in January 2010. This golden brown paint scheme is new for this set. It has not been available before. The interior of the model is black. The 3'' model has a diecast body and a plastic bottom plate. It has been made in Thailand.
A good source for anything regarding the Volvo XC90 by Matchbox is this Wiki page.
I recently came across this set by Majorette featuring a Volvo 760 GLE and a Peugeot 205 GTi. The box not only contains the scale models but also a device called Sprinter. It allows you to whiz the cars. You can even clip it to your belt so you can play with it when you are on the road. I haven't opened the package since it is still in near mint condition. The cardboard will get damaged once opened. This set was available under item number Ref. 03446010. I presume that it is dating back to the mid eighties.
Here you can watch two commercials broadcasted on the French TV back in 1987 :
Source & copyright of the clips : ina.fr
This Volvo C30 is a Code 2 model made for Disney by Matchbox. The set was offered as Matchbox Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 5-pack back in 2011.
On the left side of the white car there’s a decal ‘Best Friend’ and a picture of Minnie Mouse.
On the right side of the car there’s a decal ‘Look at that sparkle’.
The interior and base of the model are violet.
Product number is MB711 and the scale of the model is 1:61.
The car has been made in Thailand.
The 5-car Disney gift set includes furthermore :
I have found a new colour version of the Volvo XC90 by Matchbox.
This dark green metallic Volvo XC90 has a grey interior.
The model was released in 2006 as #38 of the Superfast product line.
It is a limited edition of 15500 models.