´75 Chevy Van
Debut Series 1-75 MBX Metal
Produced 2007-2016 (original), 2019-Present (retool)
Number MB709
Scale 1:74

Vehicle HistoryEdit

Produced from 1971 to 1995, the third generation Chevrolet Van and its cousin, the GMC Vandura is a full size van offered in 3 / 4 door van and 3+1 door wagon body styles. Redesigned for the 1971 model year, the engine was moved and mounted in the front in order to compete with the Ford Econoline, sharing parts with the Chevrolet / GMC C/K Series line of trucks.

The Matchbox 1975 Chevy Van is based on the pre facelift of the third generation Chevrolet Van produced from 1971 to 1977. The model is a remade casting of the Chevy Van (1979) and the 4X4 Chevy Van, removing the hot rod and off road stance down to road level. It debuted for the 2007 mainline under the 1-75 series for the sub series of MBX Metal in Orange with Black / Red / White Stripes on the side. The casting has a number of MB709 and was in production from 2007 to 2016 until it was discontinued. A retool was issued in 2019 as the rear end and side gas cap was redone while the number and rivet assembly were kept intact. It has resumed production ever since.

Technical SpecsEdit

Engine: 4.1L I6

Output: Unknown

0-60: Unknown


The Chevy Van has come out in the following 1/74 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy Number(s) Country Notes / Variations Photo
MB40 2007 MBX Metal Orange Black red and white stripes on side; Front and rear sidemarkers Chrome / Plastic Clear Tan M001f K7473 (USA), L0332 (INT) Thailand MB-40 Chevy Van
BOI04 2008 Best of International 4/6 Beige Fresh Northwest Salmon, Driver has GREAT STORIES and carries only FISH, 709, We fish for food Chrome / Plastic Smoke Tan M001f M9169 Thailand Best of International Chevy Van
MB49 2008 City Action 5/12 White Black, Yellow, Silver and Red with "City Services Water & Power" on sides Chrome / Plastic Smoke Light Gray M001f M5328 M7403 (INT) Thailand 0849ChevyVanWhite
MB49 2008 City Action 5/12 Metalflake Purple Yellow, Purple, White and Black stripe tampos on sides Chrome / Plastic Clear Yellow M001f N2187 Thailand 0849ChevyVanPurple
MB709 2008 Classic Cars 5-Pack Metalflake Green Black, White and Yellow stripe tampos on sides Gray / Plastic Red Beige M001f M0138 Thailand Base Code(s): A47 Matchbox Chevy Van 5-Pack - 1276ef
MB49 2009 City Action 9/13 Yellow Black "City Services Maintenance Yard" on sides Chrome / Plastic Smoke Black Cut Tri-Spoke (Black) - 2851df P2956 Thailand 0949-ChevyVan
N/A 2009 Service Center 5-Pack Metalflake Blue White, Silver and Red with "Custom Paint Works" on sides Gray / Plastic Smoke Black M001f N9643 Thailand MBX Chevy Van (2)
N/A 2010 City Heroes 10-Pack Black, White and Gold Locksmith tampos Chrome / Plastic Smoke Ringed Disc - 1288cf R0620 Thailand Chevy Van - 02540df
MB70 2011 City Action 11/14 Pearl Metallic Green Pro Atom, Custom Boards & Equipment, Snowboards, ants, yellow lines Black / Plastic Yellow Silver Black with Orange-lipped Ringed Disc - 1288cf T8930 Thailand Base Code(s): D30 CityActionChevyVanmetallicgreen
MB81 2012 Highway 1/10 Black Catch me if you can!, Can't Drive 55, etc Gray / Plastic Smoke Gray Ringed Disc - 1288cf W4792 Thailand Base Code(s): D50, D51 1975 Chevy Van 2012 anwar
MB40 2013 MBX Adventure City 40/120 Blue/White/Orange WIFI+ repair White/ Plastic Clear Gray Ringed Disc - 1288cf Y0720 Y8912 (INT) Thailand Base Code(s): E43 6
N/A 2016 5 Pack: Shark Week Black SHARK WEEK, TIGER SHARK, 28 Light gray/ Plastic Blue timt Gray 65px-M001f Yellow Thailand Base code(s): J29 Chevy Van (2016 Shark Week)
N/A 2019 5 Pack: Service Squad Gold 50th ANNIVERSARY, Superfast Black/ Plastic Dark N/A Ringed Disc - 1288cf Gold GBJ71 Thailand Base code(s): M03, M06 Chevy Van (2019 50th Anniversary)

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