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Models of Yesteryear Y-2/2; 1911 Renault AX Models of Yesteryear

Scale: 1:40

The Renault AX two-seater was the second Matchbox of Yesteryear to be numbered Y-2 and was made from 1963 to 1968. They are always green with red seats. There are no particularly rare versions although nice boxed examples will always get a reasonable price compared to some of the more common MOYs. There are some variations. The steering column & wheel can be cast and painted or plastic, the spare wheel carrier can have three or four prongs, the rear lights and number plate can be cast together or separately and of course the boxes will differ over time.

I used to know someone who owned one of these in 1:1 and it was a fascinating car. At the time it was made there were no conventions about how things were to be laid out and car makers, especially the French, tended to go their own way. The radiator is in front of the windscreen, on the model it is part of the same casting as the bulkhead, the engine is sealed in top and bottom with a huge cast iron fan on the back of the engine drawing air into the sealed engine space and on to the radiator.

 

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Models of Yesteryear Y-2/2; 1911 Renault AX Two-Seater; Metallic Green, Red Seats - Type D1 Box Models of Yesteryear Y-2/2; 1911 Renault AX Two-Seater; Metallic Green, Red Seats - Type D2 Box Models of Yesteryear Y-2/2; 1911 Renault AX Two-Seater; Metallic Green, Red Seats - Type D3 Box Models of Yesteryear Y-2/2; 1911 Renault AX Two-Seater; Metallic Green, Red Seats - Type E Box Models of Yesteryear Y-2/2; 1911 Renault AX Two-Seater; Metallic Green, Red Seats - Type F Box
Models of Yesteryear Y-2/2; 1911 Renault AX Two-Seater; Metallic Green, Red Seats - Type D1 Box Models of Yesteryear Y-2/2; 1911 Renault AX Two-Seater; Metallic Green, Red Seats - Type D2 Box Models of Yesteryear Y-2/2; 1911 Renault AX Two-Seater; Metallic Green, Red Seats - Type D3 Box Models of Yesteryear Y-2/2; 1911 Renault AX Two-Seater; Metallic Green, Red Seats - Type E Box Models of Yesteryear Y-2/2; 1911 Renault AX Two-Seater; Metallic Green, Red Seats - Type F Box

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