You think you're obsessed with Matchbox cars? This one cost a British collector $17,075, but at least it's road legal.

The 1932 Austin Seven van was transformed into an advertising vehicle in 1937 for England’s Glory matches, famous for being made in Sweden (instead of England as you would expect). To put a 1932 Austin Seven van into perspective, this original image comes to the rescue:


Not that the 747 cc straight-4 could take much more. 1932 was the first year in which 7s came with a four-speed gearbox. Unfortunately for the new owner, a synchronized third gear was only introduced a year later.

Whether he can fit the world's biggest matchbox car collection in the back or not remains a question.

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