The Chevrolet Corvette was introduced by Matchbox in 1979, a difficult time, the Dinky factory had closed and the writing was on the wall for Lesney Matchbox. Lesney went bankrupt in 1982. Universal Toys bought Matchbox and changed the brand name to Matchbox International Limited and started making models in Macau. Later outsourcing work to mainland China. The Corvette was initially “Made in England” then Macau and finally China. The white model is “Made in Macau” and has a metal base, the dark red model is “Made in China” and has a plastic base. I now need to find a “Made in England” Corvette to complete the set.