Tuesday, March 19, 2013
First Look: Matchbox 60th Anniversary Aston Martin DBS Volante...
We here at Lamley fancy ourselves car nuts in general. That said, we know our bias towards JDM is hard to mask, so we will happily embrace it. But that does not mean we can thoroughly appreciate a good muscle car, some sleek German engineering, or some Italian sexiness. We do. We also know that there is nothing on four wheels as beautiful as an Aston Martin.
And that appears to be the case in small scale as well. Mattel has indulged us with a few Aston castings the last few year, including Hot Wheels' V12 Vantage, One-77, and DBS. Of those three the DBS shines the most, and continues to be one of my personal favorites models.
And the same can be said for Matchbox's topless version. The Volante got the signature Matchbox treatment. Great lines, nice proportion, lots of detail, and some great colors.
All that peaks with the 60th Anniversary model in metallic happy blue. Yes, outside of a box, a little windshield detailing, and a 60th logo on the trunk, this model is technically not much more than what we have seen the basic range. But it will be hard to keep this beauty on the pegs. That blue just stands out.
(Find Matchbox 60th Anniversary Batch C at MVE Collectibles or on ebay...)
Matchbox Aston Martin DBS Volante (2013 60th Anniversary):
With its Hot Wheels counterpart: