C239 Honda Motorbike variant

The yellow C239 Honda Motorbike & Sidecar has been identified in two production versions. One has a strong yellow base colour shell whilst the other has a translucent yellow body. The bodies would have been produced in two seperate production batches. Each production run starts with a quantity of clear plastic granules and a small fraction of colour dye granules to create the final yellow colour. Two production runs with different amounts of coloured dye would have been required to create body shells of different hues.
C239 variants are now recorded as Type 1 dark yellow, Type 2 light yellow.
“Thank you” to the eagle-eyes of Scalextric specialist Mark Scale of Scale Models for spotting this one.
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Rare livery Rover 3500 SDi discovered

A rare National Holidays liveried Rover 3500 SDi was discovered in an online auction in June 2016. The livery was probably created for a business-to-business sale between Scalextric and the then national coach company ‘National Holidays’ operating in the UK. The car is plain white with red and blue National Holidays logos and stripes. Red bumpers and red door mirrors are also fitted. Just how many units of this model were produced in the mid-1980s is unknown but it is known that a ‘handful’ surfaced in the North of England around the turn of the century but none have been seen since until this example turned up.
The car is now classified as C0283NH

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C0283NH National Holidays Rover 3500 SDi