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Series 1-75[]

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
1 Mercedes Truck 1968 Mercedes-Benz Removable orange canopy Turquoise Mercedes-Benz Truck (1967-69).jpg
2 Mercedes Trailer 1968 Mercedes-Benz Removable orange canopy Turquoise Mercedes Trailer (1967-69 RW).jpg
3 Mercedes Benz Binz Ambulance 1968 Mercedes-Benz Opening tailgate
Removable stretcher
White
White stretcher
6803 Mercedes-Benz Binz Ambulance.JPG
4 Stake Truck 1967 Dodge Yellow with green bed DSC 3299.jpg
5 Routemaster Bus 1965 AEC Red 6505 Routemaster Bus.JPG
6 Ford Pick-up 1968 Ford Removable canopy Red Ford Pickup Regular.jpg
7 Ford Refuse Truck 1966 Ford Tipping collector box Orange with gray dumper 6607 Refuse Truck.JPG
8 Mustang Fastback 1966 Ford Steering White DSC 3306.jpg
9 Boat & Trailer 1966 Bertram Removable boat Blue and white boat with blue trailer Boat and Trailer (9B).JPG
10 Pipe Truck 1966 Leyland Removable pipes Red 6610 Pipe Truck.JPG
11 Jumbo Crane 1965 Taylor Operating boom Yellow & red Taylor Jumbo Crane.jpg
12 Land Rover Safari 1965 Land Rover Blue Land Rover Safari - Blue (No.12).JPG
13 Dodge Wreck Truck 1965 Dodge Movable hook Green and yellow Dodge Wreck Truck (No 13).JPG
14 Iso Grifo 1968 Iso Opening doors Metallic blue 6814 Iso Grifo.JPG
15 Volkswagen 1500 Saloon 1968 Volkswagen Steering Cream DSC 3317.jpg
16 Scammell Snow Plough 1964 Scammell Dumping bed Grey with orange bed 6416 Scammell Snow Plough.JPG
17 Hoveringham Tipper 1963 Foden Dump bed tips and tail gate pivots Red with orange dump bed HoveringhamTipper.jpg
18 Caterpillar D8 Bulldozer 1964 Caterpillar

Rubber Treads

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

Yellow with gray cattle bed

White cattle

Cattle Truck.jpg
38 Honda Motorcycle & Trailer 1967 Honda Turquoise Honda on yellow trailer Honda Motorcycle Trailer A.jpg
39 Ford Tractor 1967 Ford Blue 6739 Ford Tractor.JPG
40 Hay Trailer 1967 Removable stakes Blue Hay Trailer (No. 40).jpg
41 Ford GT 1965 Ford White Ford GT - 5506ff.jpg
42 Studebaker Lark Wagonaire 1965 Studebaker Opeing roof panel Turquoise L1200390.JPG
43 Pony Trailer 1968 Removable ponies

Yellow

White ponies

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

White wth yellow top

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

King Size[]

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 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 Twin Tippers (K16).jpg
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[]

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[]

  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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