|I think this is a racing car that never
really got racing. Matra sent a brand new M630 coupe to the Daytona
24-hours in February 1968 for Henri Pescarolo and Johnny Servoz-Gavin
but 'Pepsi Cola' lost control of the car in practice and the car was too
badly damaged to take part in the race. After that the car was developed
very significantly for the Le Mans 24 hour race so much so that it was
redesignated with a new model number the 650. This seemed to happen to
Dinky (and Corgi) from time to time - they would make a model of the
latest, best hope and it would never get off the starting line so to
speak and the die-cast was obsolete from day one. However it did stay in
the Dinky range for 7 years and it is a very nice looking racing car.
The Dinky Matra 630 Le Mans, 200, went into the
range in 1971 and stayed in production until 1978. There are no colour
or wheel variations, nor is it a particularly sought after model and the
value is not high.