Well, it isn't Matchbox Monday, but we can pretend it is.
During this year while I serve as Matchbox Ambassador, the plan has been to dedicate Mondays to Matchbox, starting with the Ambassador Update in the morning, followed by a Matchbox-focused post in the afternoon. My time as Ambassador will end in July, and at that point we might do something different, but we won't change things until then.
One of the elements we have liked best about our Matchbox Mondays has been our partnership with MVE Collectibles. Tim and MVE are one of the most Matchbox-oriented stores around, and we continue to enjoy working with them. If you haven't checked out their store, you most certainly should. You can even find this post's feature model there.
Because of a very hectic schedule, this post was slated for Matchbox Monday, but is delayed until now. But we had to make sure it made it to the blog, because this is one of the coolest models Matchbox has released in the last few years. Yes, I said "coolest".
"Cool" is a word people throw around a lot, and really doesn't mean much, unless we use it the way it is supposed to be used. A cool car makes you look. It is unique. It makes you jealous of the guy driving it. People form strong opinions about it, good or bad. Cool is the Morgan Aeromax.
The Coupe version of the Aero 8, Morgan first new design since 1948, the car shows modern and very classic lines. It looks like nothing else on the road, unless of course you are at a classic car show. There are only 100 Aeromax's made, but luckily Matchbox made a few more mini versions. And what a job they did. The Aeromax is really Matchbox at the peak of their design powers. If you have one in hand look at all the details. Then look at a few photos of the real thing. It is almost dead on.
The car is a gem. Now check out the mini Morgan:
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