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Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout Models of Yesteryear

Scale: 1:48

Box notes: "Built in New York, Simplex Cars were among the finest made in America in their day. This is the Model 50 fitted with a Holbrook toy tonneau body and a 5 inch bore and stroke engine which is on display at the Long Island Automotive Museum, Southampton, New York, U.S.A. Scale 1:48"

The versions below in their range of box styles tell the story of how long this model was in production. It was released in 1968 and remained in production up to 1989. A lot of cars were made in that period so you will find many of these. You will find them in lime green or mid green, gold with a maroon or bright red chassis; all over red or red on a black chassis, yellow on a black chassis. The roof can be black, white, yellow or tan as can the seats.

Most versions from this very long, 21 year, run are easy to find and of lowish value. However look out for gold with a bright red chassis, and red with yellow seats. I was lucky enough to find a pre-production prototype in white with a red chassis and yellow seats in a large mixed batch of played-with cars off eBay, shown below. This car has now been sold on to a specialist collector in Australia.

 

1968 1969 1969 1970 1970
Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Lime Green, Tan Roof; Type E1 Box Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Mid Green, Tan Roof; Type E1 Box Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Mid Green, Tan Roof; Type F Box Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Gold, Maroon Chassis; Type F Box Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Gold, Maroon Chassis; Type G Box
Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Lime Green, Tan Roof; Type E1 Box Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Mid Green, Tan Roof; Type E1 Box Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Mid Green, Tan Roof; Type F Box Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Gold, Maroon Chassis; Type F Box Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Gold, Maroon Chassis; Type G Box

1975 1979 1979 1986 1996
Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Red, Black Roof; Type H Box Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Red & Black, Yellow Seats & Roof; Type H Box Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Red & Black, Yellow Seats & Roof; Type I B Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Yellow, Black Chassis, Diorama Box Matchbox Collectibles YMS08-M; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Red, 40th Anniversary of Yesteryear
Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Red, Black Roof; Type H Box Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Red & Black, Yellow Seats & Roof; Type H Box Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Red & Black, Yellow Seats & Roof; Type I Box Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Yellow, Black Chassis, Diorama Box Matchbox Collectibles YMS08-M; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; Red, 40th Anniversary of Yesteryear

Pre-Production Colour Trial
Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; White, Red Chassis, Yellow Seats        
Models of Yesteryear Y-9/2; 1912 Simplex Tourabout; White, Red Chassis, Yellow Seats        

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