Some collectors choose not to tamper with these old lesneys, but since it was not my childhood toy and no childhood history of mine involved here, I decided to customized it to my liking. I usually custom all the cars I get from trift shops and make them into a "small scale replica" of the real thing, or as close as possible.
The Ford Cortina MKII by Matchbox Lesney
and after the customization and restoration...
I hope to see a Ford Cortina MKI and an MK3 in 3 inch scale in the future!