Friday, May 1, 2015

Lesney #33c-Lamborghini Miura Superfast Chassis Swap

The Lamborghini Miura is an absolute classic, one of my all time favorite cars. And the Lesney version is just as good. A real gem, everyone should have one in their diecast collections.  I made a sort of reverse-transitional version. Just a chassis and interior swap with a beater purchased from ebay. As far as I know, there were never any made like this, so this is a "one-of-none" Whatcha think??

Other Miura restorations I have completed:

And some of the other Miuras I have in my collection.

And some 1:1s to boot!
Amelia Island Concours d/Elegance 2015

Keeneland Concours d'Elegance 2014


  1. Nice! I love doing matchbox chassis swaps and making variations of cars that were never done before. I did one of the Lincoln Continental transitional, putting the superfast wheels and chassis on a beat-up mint green regular wheels Continental - it looks so cool and in its beat-up condition it actually looks more authentic.

    I'll eventually do a blog entry of the ones that I've done, on my Matchbox Frenzy blog - just haven't gotten to it yet! Thanks for posting. - John Carroll

    1. Yeah it's fun isn't it? I run my collection on a pretty tight budget, so making cars like this tends to be a cheap way to add unique and cool cars to my collection.

  2. I also think its funny when Matchbox re-does models that its already done - like the Miura that you show above and the Lotus. In both cases the original models of them are many times nicer than the new castings. I wonder whether people realize that the nicer old ones are available on Ebay, and that they don't have to buy the cheap-feeling new ones.

    1. I do enjoy the newer models, they're quite nice. But you are correct, absolutely no match for the old Lesneys.