Toy Car Restorations

Our Toy Car Restoration pages include pictures of a variety of toys that we commonly get asked about. The most popular area has always been our Corgi Batmobile (model 267) repair pictures.

There are lots of other models and brands here including Dinky Toys, Matchbox Lesney, Tri-ang Spot-On and more Corgi Toys as well.






15 comments on “Toy Car Restorations

  1. hello, looking for a pair of T-tops for a 1/18th scale smokey & the bandit trans am by ertl. ive acquired the model but no T-tops. doesn’t really have to be ertl brand as long as its black and gold to match up. cant find them anywhere. appreciate any info,site,number, thanks

    • Hi Mike

      Sorry, but I am not aware of anyone making those parts. I would also imagine that the market for these replacements would be relatively small and the cost of tooling up for them would make them very expensive. If you had a top available to copy, we could do a resin reproduction. Let me know if you can find one that we can use to make a mould.


    • Hi Pat

      The Matchbox Lesney 9a ladder wheel is the one I think you are referring to and there are two sizes in that model.

      The smaller one is for the very early issue 9a model while the larger wheels were fitted to both the 9a and the re-sized 9b version. You can see both Matchbox Lesney 9a Fire Engine Ladder Wheels in the RecoverToy shop.

      So if you are trying to match an existing wheel we will need a measurement of it from you.

      The replacements are unpainted so that you can match the paint with your model. The red paint used at the time unfortunately can fade and change tone depending on many variables so if we paint one it may look really out of place on your model.


  2. Hi Tony, I have a Dinky Spitfire and a Dinky 6 wheel armoured car, I was wondering if there is anyone who restores Dinky items? The Spitfire is missing the propellor and canopy and the AC is missing two tyres and the canon.
    Thanks Lindsay

    • Hi Lindsay

      Thanks for your query and yes I do provide toy restoration services, but I have around a 3 month queue of models to be done.

      I’ll contact you via email.


  3. Do you offer repainting small toys, such as Dinky Toys buses? If not, do you know who sells components and parts that can be used to give a new patina to old models?
    Thank you

    • Hi Albert

      Thanks for your query and yes I can help with fixing your old toys, but I have around a 3 month queue of models to be done.

      I’ll contact you via email.


  4. Hi, Tony

    I have a Corgi 267 Batmobile need to repair, should I need to send you the picture to see how much it needs?


  5. Hi Tony,
    Having recently moved I have found my old cars from my youth, I am 65, two of which I am keen to restore, a Man from Uncle and Bond DB 5, both corgi.
    Are you still restoring and if interested what is your timeline.
    Kind regards

  6. I need a steering wheel for a Matchbox Models Of Yesteryear No7 1913 Mercer Race about, thanks in advance

  7. Hi Tony
    I am looking for some new reproduction parts for Aston Martin 261 as follows
    3 Chassis suspension
    3 Window unit
    1 Seat retainer
    8 Tyres
    1 Packet of rivets
    Can you help !
    I have bought from you via Ebay. but I do take your point.
    Also how much would the postage be to Queensland
    Many thanks Peter Brooks

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