It's always great to do business with this company - first rate!

Google ReviewRay HeadReviewed 12/04/2022

Definitely will be a repeat customer and I look forward to dealing with Swapmeet again. 5 stars truly earned - keep up the great work!

Google ReviewChrisReviewed 13/04/2022

A wonderful shop to deal with. Friendly and helpful service and a great selection of models. Highly recommended.

Google ReviewBrettReviewed 19/10/2023
About Us

About Us

Swapmeet Models was established in 1981 by it's original founder Paul Smith. He first ran the business by going to swap meets and collectors shows and then later ran it as a small home run amateur eBay business. After he retired in 2023 the business was bought by the current owners who have been running professional niche e-commerce brands since 2005.

Today the business is run from a purpose-built warehouse in Frome, Somerset, UK with a small but dedicated team of professional enthusiasts with a passion for cars, the history of motoring, motorsport and diecast.

We sell all of the major brands in diecast models which we source not only from UK wholesalers but also directly from Europe. We do this to be able to offer you, the customer, the best range, the best availability and the fastest delivery time. We know that when a new release comes out, getting it sooner is always better than later.

We hold a large and comprehensive stock of diecast scale models in our warehouse in Frome, ready for same day dispatch. We also take orders for pre-order and new release cars and make these available for sale the minute they are announced. The best way to be the first to get your hands on the latest models is to sign up for our mailing list. You'll get the best prices, fastest delivery and best service every time.

Mission Statement

  • To offer a great range of excellent quality, branded diecast models to collectors in the UK, Europe and beyond.
  • To offer the very best customer service, after sales care, and the most professional operation possible.
  • To ensure high standards of service, ethics and respect are always offered to our customers, suppliers and external contractors.
  • To offer fair and competitive prices and speedy delivery times.

The Team

Julian Deverell

Julian Deverell – Owner

Julian has been an e-commerce business owner since 2005 and is the owner and founder of a handful of highly successful e-commerce brands including The Regency Chess Company, The Harmonica Company and Coffee House Guitars. He has a deep passion for cars and the history of motoring, is an IAM advanced driver and has received advanced police training in road car driving. He has a small collection of 1/1 scale cars from his favourite three German brands, Audi, VW and BMW.

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Daniel Page

Daniel Page – Warehouse and Product Data Manager

Dan has worked in e-commerce since 2020 and is responsible for ensuring product data is correct. He also works in product sourcing, warehousing and order dispatch. You may also hear from him in a customer service capacity. Prior to working here Dan was a fully qualified VAG technician and he worked in the local VW dealership. He is a fan of Japanese cars, a former skyline owner and general all round car buff.

Jonathan Prestidge – Product Sourcing and Customer Service

Jonathan has worked in e-commerce since 2017 and has a comprehensive family history of motorsport and motor trading. His father owned a Ford dealership during most of Jonathans childhood. His dad also held a race license and was connected to some very famous motorsport legends of the 20th century. Jonathan also has his race license and is a former Lotus driver. Today he prefers mountain biking to racing petrol cars. He has extensive knowledge of both road and motorsport cars.

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