The ’66 toy is a special edition that features a removable surfboard rack. The Matchbox ’65 Land Rover Gen II Safari recreates that and comes presented in a matte yellow finish, and complete with blue and white surfboards on the roof.
It further True Grip wheels with off-road tires as well as a very cool tinted windshield. Rounding up the package is a rock terrain-formed base and coastal diorama.
This collectible die-cast may be small, but it is not lacking in details, including Land Rover logos on front and sides, SURF RIDERS SHOP logo on the sides and rear, and tan, white and black stripes on sides and rear.
The Matchbox ’65 Land Rover Gen II Safari Die-cast Car will drop on creations.mattel.com on October 14, 2021, at 9 AM Pacific Time. The asking price is 25 bucks.
IMHO, it is a must-have for die-cast car collectors. The Matchbox ’65 Land Rover Gen II Safari Die-cast Car joins the growing list of “reboot” classic Matchbox collectibles, including the likes of the ’62 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Coupe and the Matchbox Routemaster Bus.