This article concerns the 2000 ambulance casting, first issued in 2001. You may be looking for a different ambulance casting.

Ambulance (2000)
Debut Series Matchbox 1-75 series
Produced 2001 - 2003
Number MB498, MD006

  • The Ambulance (2000) is a fantasy ambulance, featuring opening rear doors. A patient (loaded backwards) is visible in the rear compartment, making this the first (and so far only) ambulance casting featuring a molded-in-place patient. The casting reflects the short-lived early 21st century shift away from realism that marked many of the then-introduced Matchbox models. When the company direction changed again, this casting was retired in favor of the more realistic Ambulance (2005).


The Ambulance (2000) has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy Number(s) Country Notes / Variations Photo
MB42 2001 1-75: Rescue Squad 2/5 White Medic M3, Matchbox, Green and Yellow checkered stripe Black / Plastic Blue Green Four dot 92251 (USA) 92968 (INT) 92973 (ROW) China Ambulance
MB26 2002 1-75: Red Hot Heroes 2/4 Metalflake Gold Ultra Med-Alert, Orange to White fade cross tampos Red / Plastic Blue Silver Four dot 95222 China USA only 50th AmbulanceAmbulance2000metalflakegold
MB13 (INT) 2002 1-75: Rescue 1/4 Silver AMBULANCE, emergency vehicle tampos Black / Plastic Yellow Green Four dot 95815 (INT) China ROW only MB-13 Ambulance
N/A 2002 Across America: Washington 42/54 Silver WASHINGTON, APPLE COUNTRY RESCUE, 42 Black / Plastic Blue Red Four dotorLace 97521 China 42 Ambulance (2001) (Washington)´269-OVP-2002-AA
N/A 2002 5-Pack: Ultra Rescue White Ambulance, Spider Peak, Blue cross Black / Plastic Red Blue Four dotorLace 97214 97394 China Ambulance 2000 (2002 5 pack)
N/A 2002 Playset: Puzzle White Ambulance, Blue cross Black / Plastic Orange Blue Four dot China 269C - 2002 Playset Puzzle
MB12 2003 1-75: Hero City Hospital 2/5 Slate Blue Ambulance, 12, Yellow, White and Orange swirls Silver / Plastic Orange Silver Four dot 97692 (USA) 97809 (ROW) China Ambulance2003
MD006 (Modified Model)
N/A 2002 McDonald's Series 6/6 White 42, WASHINGTON stickers Blue / Plastic Red None 5SpokeSuperfast China Ambulance (2002 McDonalds)
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