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'36 Ford Sedan Custom
Debut Series Moving Parts
Produced 2019-Present
Number MB1164
Scale Unlisted
Ford Sedan Custom (2019 New).jpg

Model History[]

The '36 Ford Sedan Custom is a casting with opening doors that debuted for the Moving Parts Series (2019). It has been produced as MB1164 ever since.

The casting appears to be based on a 1935 Ford Sedan Custom that is known as one of the earliest custom hot rods. It was officially known as The So. Cal. Plating Co. Truck. Matchbox pays tribute to this iconic hot rod with the second release casting liveried with "Matchbox Chrome & Plating Service"

"The car was commissioned by Leonard K. DeBell, owner of the So Calif Plating Co. who had bought a brand new 1935 Ford phaeton. His plan was to use it as a very classy delivery truck. But to be able to do that the car had to be lengthened 12 inches to assure freshly chromed bumpers could be stalled behind the front seat cargo section. George DuVall had been employed by DeBell since 1933. He was hired to design and develop new chrome plated aftermarket parts for the company, and as part of this he had already designed and build several company pick up trucks."

More info on the inspiration can be found here.


The '36 Ford Sedan Custom has been issued 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
N/A 2019
Moving Parts Green Detailed grille and window trim Tan / Plastic Smoke Green Ringed Disc - 1288cf.jpg FWX21 Thailand Base code(s): M27, M47, M49 Ford Sedan Custom (2019 New).jpg
#7 2020 Superfast Metalflake Gold Detailed grille, "Matchbox Chrome Plating" White Roof Chrome / Plastic Smoke Black Image Not Available.jpg GKP47 Thailand Base code(s): N08 36FordSedanCustomsuperfast.JPG