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The windows glow in the dark. As the doors do not open as they do on the standard issue here,:



I figured this might be a different casting or mold. Is this Bulgarian then and the No.55 window box in the first picture is not what this car came in? I'm just trying to see what the story is here. Thanks.
 

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No,

it was a regular issue made in England. There were other models in the series with glow windows. All Bulgarian Matchbox models have Made in Bulgaria on the base. Box is correct. No glow window models were made in Bulgaria.
 

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Yes, Matchbox cost-reduced the model in the early 1980s before the molds were sent to Bulgaria. In fact, the red model can come with or without the glow windows, and all feature sealed doors. These were standard production models, and many came in twin packs as well as these ones that were made for the glow racing sets.

:) :D :p
 
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