Series 1-75[edit | edit source]

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
1-E Mercedes Truck 1968 Mercedes-Benz Removable orange canopy Turquoise Mercedes-Benz Truck (1967-69).jpg
2-D Mercedes Trailer 1968 Mercedes-Benz Removable orange canopy Turquoise Mercedes Trailer (1967-69 RW).jpg
3-C Mercedes Benz Binz Ambulance 1968 Mercedes-Benz

Opening tailgate

Removable stretcher


White stretcher

6803 Mercedes-Benz Binz Ambulance.JPG
4-D Stake Truck 1967 Dodge Yellow with green bed DSC 3299.jpg
5-D Routemaster Bus 1965 AEC Red 6505 Routemaster Bus.JPG
6-D Ford Pick-up 1968 Ford Removable canopy Red Ford Pickup Regular.jpg
7-C Ford Refuse Truck 1966 Ford Tipping collector box Orange with gray dumper 6607 Refuse Truck.JPG
8-E Mustang Fastback 1966 Ford Steering White DSC 3306.jpg
9-D Boat & Trailer 1966 Bertram Removable boat Blue and white boat with blue trailer Boat and Trailer (9B).JPG
10-D Pipe Truck 1966 Leyland Removable pipes Red 6610 Pipe Truck.JPG
11-C Jumbo Crane 1965 Taylor Operating boom Yellow & red
12-C Land Rover Safari 1965 Land Rover Blue Land Rover Safari - Blue (No.12).JPG
13-D Dodge Wreck Truck 1965 Dodge Movable hook Green and yellow Dodge Wreck Truck (No 13).JPG
14-D Iso Grifo 1968 Iso Opening doors Metallic blue 6814 Iso Grifo.JPG
15 Volkswagen 1500 Saloon 1968 Volkswagen Steering Cream DSC 3317.jpg
16-C Scammell Snow Plough 1964 Scammell Dumping bed Grey with orange bed 6416 Scammell Snow Plough.JPG
17-D Hoveringham Tipper 1963 Foden Dump bed tips and tail gate pivots Red with orange dump bed HoveringhamTipper.jpg
18-D Caterpillar D8 Bulldozer 1964 Caterpillar

Rubber Treads

Yellow Caterpillar D8 Bulldozer (18-D).JPG
19-D Lotus Racing Car 1966 Lotus Green Lotus (No 19).JPG
20-C Chevrolet Impala Taxi 1964 Chevrolet Yellow Chevrolet Impala Taxi (No.20).JPG
21-D Foden Concrete Truck 1968 Foden Rotating barrel Yellow with red chassis 6821 Foden Concrete Truck.JPG
22-C Pontiac GP Sports Coupe 1964 Pontiac Opening doors Red DSC 3327.jpg
23-D Trailer Caravan 1965 Removable roof Pink 6523 Trailer Caravan.JPG
24-C Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1967 Rolls-Royce Opening boot Metallic red 6724 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.JPG
25-D Ford Cortina 1968 Ford Opening doors Bronze Ford Cortina (No. 25, brown).JPG
26-C G.M.C. Tipper Truck 1968 GMC Bed dumps, tailgate pivots, cab tilts foreward Red with grey dumper 6826 GMC Tipper Truck.JPG
27-D Mercedes 230 SL 1966 Mercedes-Benz Opening doors White Mercedes 230 SL (No. 27).JPG
28-D Mack Dump Truck 1968 Mack Dump bed tips Orange Mack Dump Truck (1968-69).jpg
29-C Fire Pumper Truck 1966 American LaFrance (hoses always curl due to age) Red Fire Pumper Truck (No. 29).JPG
30-C 8 Wheel Crane 1965 Faun Boom rotates Green with orange boom 8-Wheel Crane.jpg
31-C Lincoln Continental 1964 Lincoln Opening trunk Turquoise Lincoln Continental (Green).JPG
32-C Leyland Petrol Tanker 1968 Leyland Green & white Leyland Petrol Tanker.jpg
33-B Ford Zephyr 6 MkIII 1963 Ford Blue 33b ford zephyr 6 mkiii.jpg
34-C Volkswagen Camper 1967 Volkswagen opening side doors Grey Volkswagen Camper nº34 -1967 2.jpg
35-B Snow Trac 1964 Aktiv Rubber treads Red 6435 Snow Trac.JPG
36-C Opel Diplomat 1966 Opel Gold 6636 Opel Diplomat.JPG
37-C Dodge Cattle Truck 1966 Dodge Two removable cattle

Yellow with gray cattle bed

White cattle

Cattle Truck.jpg
38-C Honda Motorcycle & Trailer 1967 Honda Turquoise Honda on yellow trailer Honda Motorcycle Trailer A.jpg
39-C Ford Tractor 1967 Ford Blue 6739 Ford Tractor.JPG
40-C Hay Trailer 1967 Removable stakes Blue Hay Trailer 1967.jpg
41-C Ford GT 1965 Ford White Ford GT - 5506ff.jpg
42-B Studebaker Lark Wagonaire 1965 Studebaker Opeing roof panel Turquoise 6442 Studebaker Lark Wagonaire.JPG
43-C Pony Trailer 1968 Removable ponies


White ponies

6843 Pony Trailer.JPG
44-C Refrigerator Truck 1967 GMC Opening rear door Red with turquoise box 6744 GMC Refrigerator Truck.JPG
45-B Ford Corsair with Boat 1965 Ford Removable boat and roof rack Yellow with green boat Ford Corsair with Boat.JPG
46-C Mercedes 300 SE 1968 Mercedes-Benz Opening doors Green Green 220 SE.jpg
47-C DAF Tipper Container Truck 1968 DAF Container tips Turquoise with yellow box 6847 DAF Tipper Container Truck.JPG
48-C Dodge Dumper Truck 1966 Dodge Dump bed tips Red Dodge Dumper.jpg
49-B Unimog 1967 Mercedes-Benz Blue & red Unimog 49-B.JPG
50-B John Deere Tractor 1964 John Deere Green 50b john deere tractor.jpg
51-B John Deere Trailer 1964 Removable barrels Green 51b john deere trailer.jpg
52-B BRM Racing Car 1965 BRM Blue B.R.M (No.52).JPG
53-C Ford Zodiac Mk. IV 1968 Ford Hood opens Blue Ford Zodiac Mk. IV.JPG
54-B S & S Cadillac Ambulance 1965 Cadillac White 6554 S&S Cadillac Ambulance.JPG
55-D Ford Galaxie (Police Car) 1966 Ford White 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 - 8479ef.jpg
56-B Fiat 1500 1965 Fiat Turquoise 6556 Fiat 1500.JPG
57-C Land Rover Fire Truck 1966 Land Rover Red Land Rover Fire Truck (No. 11).JPG
58-C DAF Girder Truck 1968 DAF Removable red girders White DAF Girder Truck (1968-69 RW).jpg
59-C Ford Galaxie (Fire Chief Car) 1966 Ford Red Ford Galaxie Fire Chief car MB59.JPG
60-B Site Hut Truck 1966 Leyland Removable green and yellow site hut Blue 6660 Site Hut Truck.JPG
61-B Alvis Stalwart 1966 Alvis Removable top

White wth yellow top

Alvis Stalwart No 61.JPG
62-C Mercury Cougar 1969 Mercury Opening doors Metallic light green 6862 Mercury Cougar.JPG
63-C Dodge Crane Truck 1968 Dodge Rotating crane boom Yellow Dodge Crane Truck (RW 1968-69).jpg
64-B MG 1100 1966 MG Green 6664 MG 1100.JPG
65-C Claas Combine Harvester 1967 Claas Red with yellow blades Claas Combine Harvester (No 65).JPG
66-C Greyhound Coach 1967 GMC Grey 6666 Greyhound Coach.JPG
67-B Volkswagen 1600 TL 1967 Volkswagen Opening doors Red 6767 Volkswagen 1600.JPG
68-B Mercedes Coach 1965 Mercedes-Benz Orange and white 6568 Mercedes Coach.JPG
69-B Tractor Shovel 1965 Hatra Movable shovel Yellow 6769 Tractor Shovel.JPG
70-B Grit-Spreading Truck 1966 Ford Opening shute Red with yellow bed Grit-spreading Truck No.70.JPG
71-C Ford Heavy Wreck Truck 1968 Ford Movable hook Red with white bed MATCHBOX-LESNEY -71 FORD HEAVY WRECK TRUCK 1968 ENGLAND (2).jpg
72-B Jeep 1966 Jeep Yellow 6672 Standard Jeep 2.JPG
73-C Mercury Commuter 1968 Mercury Metallic light green 6873 Mercury Commuter.JPG
74-B Daimler Bus 1966 Daimler Green 6674Daimler Bus.JPG
75-B Ferrari Berlinetta 1965 Ferrari Green 6575 Ferrari Berlinetta.JPG

King Size[edit | edit source]

Series No. [1] Model Name [1] First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color [1] Photo
K-1 Hoveringham Tipper Truck 1964 Foden Dump bed tips Red with orange bed Hoveringham Tipper (1964-69).jpg
K-2 KW Dump Truck 1964 KW Dump bed tips Yellow KW-Dart Dump Truck (1964-68).jpg
K-3 Hatra Tractor Shovel 1965 Hatra Shovel moves Orange Matchbox no-k3-hatra shovel-4.jpg
K-4 Fruehauf Hopper 1967 GMC Detatchable trailers Red & grey GMC Fruehauf.jpg
K-5 Racing Car Transporter 1967 Generic Opening rear door & movable top deck Green Racing Car Transporter (K-5).JPG
K-6 Mercedes Benz Ambulance 1967 Mercedes-Benz

Opening rear hatch

Removable stretcher


White stretcher

Mercedes Benz Ambulance (1967 K-6).jpg
K-7 Refuse Truck 1967 SD Red with silver box Refuse Truck (K-7).jpg
K-8 Guy Warrior Car Transporter 1967 Guy Yellow Guy Warrior Car Transporter (Yellow).jpg
K-9 Claas Combine Harvester 1967 Claas Cutters rotate Green Claas.jpg
K-10 Pipe Truck 1967 Scammell Removable pipes Yellow Pipe Truck (1967-70 King Size).jpg
K-11 Fordson Tractor & Whitlock Trailer 1963 Fordson Blue Fordson Tractor & Whitlock Trailer (1963-69).jpg
K-12 Heavy Breakdown Wreck Truck 1963 Foden Green Foden Breakdown Tractor (K-12).jpg
K-13 Readymix Concrete Truck 1963 ERF Orange Ready-mix Concrete Truck (1967-70).jpg
K-14 Taylor Jumbo Crane 1964 Taylor Boom rotates, raises, and lowers Yellow Taylor Jumbo Crane (K-14 Yellow).jpg
K-15 Merryweather Fire Engine 1964 Merryweather Movable ladder Red Merryweather Fire Engine (K-15 Box I).jpg
K-16 Dodge Tractor with Twin Tippers 1966 Dodge Both trailers tip Green cab with yellow tippers Dodge Tractor with Fruehauf Tippers (K-16 King Size).jpeg
K-17 Lowloader with Bulldozer 1967 Ford + Caterpillar Removable bulldozer Green cab and trailer with yellow & red bulldozer Low Loader with Bulldozer (1967-70 K-17).jpg
K-18 Articulated Horse Van 1967 Dodge Four removable horses

Red & tan with white horses

Articulated Horse Van (1967-69).jpg
K-19 Scammell Tipper Truck 1967 Scammell Dump bed tips Red cab with yellow tipper Scammell Tipper Truck (1967-70).jpg
K-20 Tractor Transporter 1968 Ford Removable tractors Red cab and trailer with blue tractors Tractor Transporter (1967-70).jpg
K-21 Mercury Cougar 1968 Mercury Opening doors Gold [2] [3] Mercury Cougar (K-21).jpg

Models of Yesteryear[edit | edit source]

Series No. [1] Model Name [1] First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color [1] Photo
Y-1 1911 Ford Model T 1966 Ford Red 1911 Ford Model T (Y-1).JPG
Y-2 1911 Renault 1963 Renault Green Renault 2 seater.jpg
Y-3 1910 Benz Limousine 1966 Benz Cream & green Benz Limo.jpg
Y-4 1909 Opel Coupe 1967 Opel White Models of Yesteryear Opel.jpg
Y-5 1929 4½ Litre Bentley 1962 Bentley Green LeMans.jpg
Y-6 1913 Cadillac 1967 Cadillac Gold [4] 1913 Cadillac.jpg
Y-7 1912 Rolls-Royce 1968 Rolls-Royce Silver and red [5] Matchbox-Models-Of-Yesteryear-Y7-3-1912-Rolls-Royce.jpg
Y-8 1914 Sunbeam 1962 Sunbeam Silver 1914 Sunbeam.jpg
Y-9 1912 Simplex 1968 Simplex Green 1912 Simplex (Y-9).jpg
Y-10 1928 Mercedes Benz 36/220 1963 Mercedes-Benz White Mercedes Benz 36 220.jpg
Y-11 Packard Landaulet 1912 1964 Packard Red Packard Landaulet.jpg
Y-12 1909 Thomas Flyabout 1967 Thomas Blue Thomas Flyabout.jpg
Y-13 1911 Daimler 1966 Daimler Yellow 1911 Daimler.jpg
Y-14 1911 Maxwell Roadster 1965 Maxwell Turquoise Maxwell Roadster.jpg
Y-15 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1960 Rolls-Royce Green Rolls Royce Silver Ghost.jpg
Y-16 1904 Spyker 1961 Spyker Yellow Spyker.jpg

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Matchbox Collectors' Catalogue International Edition 1968
  2. Although catalogued in blue the model was actually released in gold
  3. Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989, page 213
  4. Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989, page 184
  5. Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989, page 185

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