Produced from 1959 to 2000, the Mini is a city car offered in 2 door saloon, estate, van, and coupe utility body styles. It was revolutionary in pioneering the small size, front wheel drive hatchbacks of today and an icon of British motoring.
The Matchbox Austin Mini Van is based on the Mini Van version of the 1959 to 1967 Mini "Mark 1"" produced by the British Motor Corporation. It made its debut for the 2007 mainline under the 1-75 series for the sub series of MBX Metal in Emerald Green with Matchbox 55th Anniversary 1962-2007 graphics. The casting has a number of MB713 and was in production from 2007 to 2019 when it was discontinued. A retool was issued for the 2020 Candy series, with a tow hitch added to the casting. It has been in production ever since.
- The regular version of the Mini was produced for the 2009 mainline known as the Austin Mini Cooper 1275S (1964).
- Specs are from original vehicle and may not reflect modified vehicle
Engine: 0.9L I4
0-60: 27.1 sec.
Top Speed:: 72.4 mph
Description on packaging
- A school bus has broken down in the city and you've got to deliver the parts to fix it. Weaving through rush-hour traffic downtown will be no problem with the super-compact body of your Austin Mini Van. Its spacious back compartment can transport auto parts in no time!
This model of a 1965 Austin Mini Van has come out in the following 1/51 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|MB31||2007||1-75: MBX Metal||Emerald Green||Silver headlights, Matchbox 55th Anniversary 1962-2007||Gray / Plastic||Clear||White||L5042||Thailand||Card says "Austin Mini Van 1965"|
|MB31||2007||1-75: MBX Metal||Tan||Detailed headlights, Red, White and Blue "Authentic British Auto Parts" tampos||Gray / Plastic||Clear||White||K7488||Thailand||Mid Year Color Change, Card says "Austin Mini Van"|
"Austin Mini Van - 1965" on baseplate.
|SF08||2007||Superfast||Purple||Austin Classics, Silver roof, Silver headlights, Red taillights, trim details||Chrome / Plastic||Smoke||Gray||M3431||Thailand|
|N/A||2007||10-Pack||Green Gold||MBX Dairy Farms, "It's Utterly Delicious||White / Plastic||Smoke||Brown||Thailand|
|N/A||2008||MBX Metal||Dark Green & Black||The Matchbox Club Official Matchbox Ambassador Vehicle||VUM Chrome||Smoke||Black||N6287||Thailand||Limited Edition Model #23|
|Mustard||Detailed headlights||Chrome / Plastic||Clear||Black||M5313 (USA) M7380 (INT)||Thailand||Base code(s):|
|BB09||2008||Best of British||Olive Green||Detailed headlights and taillights, grille||Chrome / Plastic||Smoke||Black||M3287 / M8503||Thailand||Base Code(s):|
|N/A||2008||5-Pack: Classic Cars||Blue||White Roof||Gray / Plastic||Clear||Gray||M0138||Thailand||Base Code(s): A48|
|MB53||2009||City Action 13/13||Red||Black and White "Benz" and "We Power Your World" tampos||Gray / Plastic||Clear||Black||P2969||Thailand|
Cut Tri-Spoke Wheels is a rare variation
|N/A||2009||5-Pack: Classic Cars||Light Blue||White, Orange and Black with "LC Lumber Co." on sides||Gray / Plastic||Smoke||Black||N9637||Thailand||Base Code(s):|
|N/A||2009||10-Pack||Pearl White||Black, Red and Yellow "Richie's Pizza Delivery" tampos||Chrome / Plastic||Smoke||Black||P2990||Thailand||Base Code(s):|
|MB72||2010||City Action 15/16||Gray||Blue, Black and White with "MH Authentic Austin Performance Parts" on sides||Chrome / Plastic||Smoke||Black||R4999||Thailand||Base Code(s): B41, B44|
|MB72 (USA) MB48 (ROW)||2011||City Action 13/14||Black||Express Royal Couriers LTD, Silver fender trim||Chrome / Plastic||Smoke||Caramel||T8929||Thailand||Base Code(s):|
|N/A||2011||Lesney Edition||Sky Blue & White||POLICE tampos on sides, hood and roof||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black||V0968||Thailand||Base Code(s): D30|
|N/A||2011||5-Pack: City Services||Cream Yellow||GO Bike Shop, We Buy, Sell & Repair All Bikes||Gray / Plastic||Smoke||Black||V0312||Thailand||Base Code(s): D38|
|N/A||2014||5-Pack: City Works||Silver||MBX, PLUMBING Services||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||Thailand||Base code(s): G34|
|N/A||2016||Best of Matchbox||Metallic Purple||BATTENBERG'S, checkered roof||Chrome / Plastic||Smoke||White||DKC62||Thailand||Base code(s): J22|
|MB27||2018||1-125: MBX Service 8/20||Brown||MATCHBOX Confectioner's Sweet Treats||Beige / Plastic||Clear||White||FHH03||Thailand||Base code(s): K48, K50|
|1/6||2019||Candy Series||Silver and Blue||Baby Ruth||Blue / Plastic||Light Blue||White||GHH32||Thailand||Base code(s): M18|
|5/6||2020||Candy Series||Mint Green||Junior Mints Logo, White and Brown.||White / Plastic||Clear||Black||Thailand||Trailer hitch Base code(s): M42|