MB1207 : ’41 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe

Model Details
Brand Cadillac
Model 1941 Series 62 Convertible
Matchbox Catalog Entry: MB1207
Matchbox MB1207 : ’41 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe - 2020 Basic Range

Matchbox MB1207 : ’41 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe – 2020 Basic Range

I wasnt going to look at another Cadillac; at least not for a while anyway but then I saw this one and changed my mind.  This is the MB1207 Series 62 Convertible released this year (2021) as part of the Cadillac Series. The model itself first appeared in the basic range last year in Metallic Green and to be honest I quite like this one.

I really think these older models should be made in higher detail after all they are aimed at collectors because kids generally would not recognise or appreciate these models; the now defunct Models of Yesteryear range would be perfect, but I digress.  This is a casting that I really like, its well designed, looks great and I can see big things for this casting in the future.

Sadly after just one outing it has been ruined, why would they make such a change? It looks hideous and has all but destroyed the look of a great casting.  What I am referring to is the change to the window casting to give this newest outing a roof.

Matchbox MB1207 : ’41 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe Matchbox MB1207 : ’41 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe

I get what they are trying to achieve, this model has the roof up and that makes a nice change to all other convertibles that seem to be depicted with the roof down, but why would you make it clear?  Of course I know the answer and that is the accountants wouldn’t allow a separate piece to the window mould as it would add cost, but then why do it and make it look so ugly.

Surely having a model with the roof up is a good thing, but save it for a premium offering so that it can be a different piece and can then be coloured so that the overall model doesnt look like a cheap imitation of what could have been so much better.  Hopefully this ”roof up” version will be the one and only time we see this variation as it does the model no favours at all.


Collector of Matchbox cars for many years

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