I bought one of the ebay examples in the ongoing batch of 7 seen so far, and it's now arrived. Identical to my two others as described in previous comments, including the paint faults, although in this case they are the least obvious of the trio, with just orange-peel pimpling without drips or streaking. However this affects the widest area of body surfacing, with roof, boot, bonnet and driver's side all afflicted. The only surprise is a certificate number in the 0380s, which is a new area of the sequence alongside the previously noted 1110s and the 2100s apparent from at least 2 of this current batch.
While I don't put much emphasis on the certificate numbers being solidly reliable, three different number clusters are intriguing for the possibility that the full intended run of 2960 may have been produced before the plug was pulled, and the consequent questions of what might have happened to them. How do you scrap a couple of thousand or more fully packaged models - what actually happens? Do workers dissemble everything so that boxes, cases, and maybe components can be reused? Or does the whole caboodle just get thrown into a furnace or incinerator, or maybe bulldozed into a landfill site?