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This article concerns the 1996 ambulance casting, first issued in 1997. You may be looking for a different ambulance casting.

Ambulance (1996)
Debut Series Matchbox 1-75
Produced 1997-2001
Number MB299
Scale 1:80
Ambulance white and black

Ambulance (1996), also issued as Ford Ambulance, was originally released in 1997. It depicts a modern Type III North American ambulance, built on a Ford chassis. The vehicle lacks an interior, using textured windows to hide the fact. As an emergency vehicle with large, flat surfaces on its top and sides, this casting was popular with third-party customizers; this page is limited to those versions released directly by Matchbox.

VersionsEdit

The Ambulance (1996) was made in China through the entire length of its run. Matchbox issued it in the following 1/80 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Wheel Type Toy Number Country Notes / Variations Photo
MB51 (USA) MB17 (ROW) 1997 1-75 White Ambulance, 27, Blue and Silver ambulance tampos Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Eight dot rims China Ford Ambulance MB51-K3
MB25 1998 1-75: To The Rescue 5/10 Yellow Ambulance, 27, Red and White ambulance tampos Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Eight dot rims 33825 33509 China Same graphic design as 1997, but in different colors MBX Ambulance Yellow
N/A 1998 75 Challenge 51/75 Gold None Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Eight dot rims 35308 China 75 Challenge %! Ambulance 20120525 JSCC
N/A 1998 5-Pack: Around Town Burgundy and White Call 911, County EMS, ambulance tampos Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Eight dot rims China AmbulanceAroundTown
N/A 1998 Premiere Red Fire Rescue Unit 3, painted lights, White stripe Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Chrome hubs with Black plastic tires China
MB05 1999 1-100: Matchbox USA 5/5 Blue Ridge, New York tampos Chrome / Plastic Textured Clear Eight dot rims 36419 China USA only Ford Ambulance blue
N/A 1999 5-Pack: Survival White Mountain Rescue tampos, AMBULANCE Chrome / Plastic Textured Clear Eight dot rims 36387 China 5-pack mtn rescue JSCC
MB87 (USA) 2000 1-100: Police Patrol 2/5 Silver Red striping on box, "EMT" on left side, Yellow EKG pattern Chrome / Plastic Textured Clear Eight dot rims 96383 China Same as 2001 issue but with 8-dot wheels,
USA only
2000 Ford Ambulance Pass side JSCC
MB40 (UK) 2000 1-75 White Metropolitan Police Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Eight dot rims China UK only Metropolitan Police Ambulance JSCC
N/A 2000 Launchers: 5 Alarm White Red and Blue striping and graphics, "5 Alarm Ambulance" Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Eight dot rims 96470 China 5-Alarm JSCC
N/A 2000 5-Pack: Serve and Protect Red EMS caduceus logos in Yellow and Blue Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Eight dot rims 96726 China 5-pack 2 JSCC
N/A 2000 Premiere Dark Blue Yellow lights and text: U.S.A.F. Flight Crew Transport Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke 5SpokeSuperfastSportblack China
N/A 2000 Premiere Fire White Las Vegas Fire Department tampos, Orange stripes Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke GoodyearSpiral 36851 China Red and Blue light bar
MB87 2001 1-75: Police Patrol Silver Red striping on box, "EMT" on left side, Yellow EKG pattern Chrome / Plastic Textured Clear 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf China Same as 2000 issue, but with teardrop wheels Silver Ford Ambulance 1996 20120525 JSCC
MB52 (Aus) MB62 (ROW) 2001 1-75: (INT) White Ambulance, Black fenders and hood, ambulance tampos Chrome / Plastic Textured Blue 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf 93926 China Card says Ford Ambulance Ambulance white and black
N/A 2001 Action Launcher: 5-Alarm White Red and Blue striping and graphics, "5 Alarm Ambulance" Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf 92348 China Similar to 5-Alarm Launchers version of 2000, but with Red and Blue reversed.
N/A 2001 5-Pack: Rescue Riders Orange White, Silver and Black graphics; "Metro Alarm" Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf 95121 China Metro Alarm Ambulance JSCC
N/A 2001 German
3-Pack
Silver Black and White striping and graphics, "Ambulance" Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Eight dot rims China
N/A 2001 set, with book White Red and Silver striping and graphics, "911 Emergency" Chrome / Plastic Textured Yellow 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf China Lic Plate Book Night JSCC
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