Series 1-75[edit | edit source]

Most models in the 1973 Series 1-75 range were issued with Superfast Wheels.

New models are in Bold

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Special Features Colory Photo
1 Mod Rod 1971 Generic Yellow 01G Mod rod 1971 (Red Wheels).jpg
2 Jeep Hot Rod 1971 Jeep Pink 7101 Hot Rod Jeep R.JPG
3 Monteverdi Hai 1973 Monteverdi opening doors Orange 7303 Monteverdi Hai.JPG
4 Gruesome Twosome 1971 Generic Metalflake gold-orange 7104 Gruesome Twosome.JPG
5 Lotus Europa 1969 Lotus opening doors Metallic pink 7105 Lotus Europa Pk R.JPG
6 Ford Pick-up 1968 Ford removable topper Red & white 6a.jpg
7 Hairy Hustler 1971 Generic Metalflake orange 7107 Hairy Hustler.JPG
8 Wildcat Dragster 1971 Ford Orange E62 2.jpg
9 AMX Javelin 1972 AMC opening doors Metalflake light green 7209 AMX Javelin R.JPG
10 Mustang Piston Popper 1973 Ford Rola-matic pistons move up and down when car rolls Metallic blue 7310 Piston Popper R.JPG
11 Flying Bug 1972 Volkswagen Metalflake dark red 7211 Flying Bug R.JPG
12 Setra Coach 1971 Setra Red & white 12 Setra Coach.jpg
13 Baja Buggy 1971 Generic Metalflake light green 7113 Baja Buggy.JPG
14 Iso Grifo 1968 Iso Light blue 14 Iso Grifo.jpg
15 Fork Lift Truck 1972 Lansing Bagnall tow hook Red 7215 Fork lift Truck R.JPG
16 Case Tractor 1969 Case Removable yellow roof Red & yellow Case Tractor (16-D).JPG
17 The Londoner 1972 Daimler Red 7217 The Londoner L.JPG
18 Field Car 1969 International Yellow & brown 7018 Field Car L.JPG
19 Road Dragster 1971 Generic Red 7019 Road Dragster.JPG
20 Lamborghini Marzal 1969 Lamborghini Orange Lamborghini Marzal (1971).jpg
21 Rod Roller 1973 Generic front roller turns with steering stick Yellow 7321 Rod Roller.JPG
22 Freeman Inter-City Commuter 1971 Freeman Metallic pink 7122 Freeman Commuter L.JPG
23 Volkswagen Camper 1970 Volkswagen Orange 7423 Volkswagen Camper.JPG
24 Team Matchbox 1973 Generic Metalflake dark red 7324 Team Matchbox.JPG
25 Mod Tractor 1972 Generic tow hook Metalflake pink 7225 Mod Tractor.JPG
26 Big Banger 1972 Generic Red 26b.jpg
27 Lamborghini Countach 1973 Lamborghini Yellow Lamb countach 27 1973.jpg
28 Mack Dump Truck 1968 Mack Lime green 7028 Mack Dump Truck.JPG
29 Racing Mini 1971 Mini Metalflake red 7029 Racing Mini L.JPG
30 Beach Buggy 1971 Generic Metallic pink 7130 Beach Buggy.JPG
31 Volks-Dragon 1972 Volkswagen Red VW Dragon MB-31.jpg
32 Maserati Bora 1972 Maserati opening doors Metalflake pink MATCHBOX-LESNEY SUPERFAST -32 MASERATI BORA 1972 ENGLAND (2).jpg
33 Datsun 126X 1973 Datsun opening rear engine cover Yellow 7333 Datsun 126 X.JPG
34 Formula 1 1971 Generic Metallic pink 7134 Formula 1.JPG
35 Merryweather Fire Engine 1970 Merryweather Metallic red 7035 Merryweather Fire Engine.JPG
36 Hot Rod Draguar 1970 Jaguar Red 36b.jpg
37 Soopa Coopa 1972 Generic Metalflake blue 7237 Scoopa Coopa.JPG
38 Stingeroo 1972 Generic Metalflake magenta 7238 Stingeroo.JPG
39 Clipper 1973 Generic Rola-matic exhaust tips move up and down when rolled Metallic pink 7339 Clipper R.JPG
40 Vauxhall Guildsman 1971 Vauxhall Pink 7140 Vauxhall Guildsman R.JPG
41 Siva Spyder 1972 Siva Metallic red 7241 Siva Spyder RedR.JPG
42 Tyre Fryer 1972 Generic Metalflake blue 7242 Tyre Fryer R.JPG
43 Dragon Wheels 1972 Volkswagen Body lifts up Light green 7243 Dragon Wheels R.JPG
44 Boss Mustang 1972 Ford opening hood Yellow & black 7244 Boss Mustang R.JPG
45 Ford Group 6 1969 Ford Metallic dark red 7045 Ford Gruop 6 R.JPG
46 Stretcha Fetcha 1972 Generic opening rear door White 7246 Stretcha Fetcha.JPG
47 DAF Tipper Container Truck 1968 DAF tipping box with removable cover Gray & yellow DAF Tipper Container Truck (1970-73).jpg
48 Pi-Eyed Piper 1972 Dodge Metalflake blue Piper1.jpg
49 Chop Suey 1973 Generic Metallic pink Chop Suey 1973.jpg
50 Articulated Truck 1973 Generic pivoting removable trailer Yellow & blue 7350 Articulated Truck.JPG
51 Citroen S.M. 1972 Citroen opening doors Metalflake red-orange 7251 Citroen S.M R.JPG
52 Dodge Charger MkIII 1970 Dodge opening canopy Green 7452 Dodge ChargerIII R.JPG
53 Tanzara 1972 Leyland opening rear hatch Orange 7253 Tanzara orgL.JPG
54 Ford Capri 1971 Ford opening hood Red 54b.jpg
55 Mercury (Commuter Police Car) 1971 Mercury White Mercury Commuter Police Car.JPG
56 BMC 1800 Pininfarina 1969 BMC opening doors Orange BMC 1800 Pininfarina (1972-74).jpg
57 Wildlife Truck 1973 Ford Rola-matic lion in back rotates when rolled Yellow 7357 Wild Life Truck.JPG
58 Woosh-N-Push 1972 Generic Yellow 7358 Woosh-N-Push 2 R.JPG
59 Mercury (Park Lane Fire Chief Car) 1971 Mercury Red
60 Lotus Super Seven 1971 Lotus Orange 7160 Lotus Super Seven L.JPG
61 Blue Shark 1971 Generic Metalflake blue 7161 Blue Shark.JPG
62 Mercury Cougar 1971 Mercury Lime green Cougard1.jpg
63 Freeway Gas Tanker 1973 Generic pivoting trailer Red & white Freeway Gas Tanker.JPG
64 Slingshot Dragster 1971 Generic Orange
65 Saab Sonnet 1973 Saab opening rear hatch Metallic blue 7365 Saab Sonett.JPG
66 Mazda RX 500 1972 Mazda opening rear hatch Orange Mazda RX 500 (Orange).jpg
67 Hot Rocker 1973 Ford Rola-matic engine hops when rolled Metalflake light green 7367 Hot Rocker L.JPG
68 Porsche 910 1970 Porsche Metallic red 7068 Porsche 910 R2.JPG
69 Turbo Fury 1973 Generic Rola-matic fans in rear rotates when rolled Metalflake red 7369 Turbo Fury.JPG
70 Dodge Dragster 1971 Dodge body opens Pink 7170 Dodge Dragster R.JPG
71 Jumbo Jet 1973 Generic Metallic blue 7371 Jumbo Jet Chopper.JPG
72 Hovercraft SRN 6 1972 Saunders-Roe White & black 7272 SRN6 Hovercraft.JPG
73 Mercury Commuter 1968 Mercury Red Mercury Commuter Station Wagon (1972-73.jpeg
74 Toe Joe 1972 Generic pivoting booms & hooks Metalflake light green 7274Toe Joe.JPG
75 Alfa Carabo 1971 Alfa Romeo Metallic pinkish-purple 7175 Alfa Carabo L.JPG

Super Kings[edit | edit source]

Series No. [1] Model Name [1] First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color [1] Photo
K-1 Hydraulic Excavator 1970 O&K operational boom Red & gray DSC 9052.jpg
K-2 Scammell Heavy Wreck Truck 1969 Scammell operational boom & hooks Gold & red  Scammell Heavy Wreck Truck (1971 SK).jpg
K-3 Massey Ferguson Tractor & Trailer 1970 Massey Ferguson removable trailer with dumping bed Red & yellow Massey Ferguson Tractor & Trailer (1970-73)..jpg
K-4 Leyland Tipper Truck 1974 Leyland operational bed & tailgate Red with gold dump bed Leyland Tipper (1971-73).jpg
K-5 Muir-Hill Tractor & Trailer 1972 Muir-Hill removable trailer with dumping bed Yellow Muir-Hill Tractor & Trailer (1972-80).jpg
K-6 Cement Mixer 1971 GMC mixer drum spins with wheels Blue cab, red chassis, yellow plastic drum 7106 Cement Mixer L.JPG
K-7 Racing Car Transporter 1973 Generic opening doors and ramp Yellow Racing Car Transporter (Yellow).jpg
K-8 Caterpillar Traxcavator 1970 Caterpillar shovel deck raises & lowers Yellow Caterpillar Traxcavator (1971-79).jpg
K-9 Fire Tender 1973 Generic rotating ladder Red Fire Tender (K-9 DENVER).jpg
K-10 Pipe Truck 1967 Scammell removable trailer with six interlocking pipes Pink Pipe Truck (K-10 1971-75).jpg
K-11 DAF Car Transporter 1969 DAF car ramp & upper deck raises & lowers Yellow & orange 6911 DAF Car Transporter.JPG
K-12 Scammell Mobile Crane 1969 Scammell operational boom Orange Scammell Mobile Crane (1971-74).jpg
K-13 Building Transporter 1971 DAF removable unassembled yellow site hut Light green D.A.F. Building Transporter (K-13 1971-75)).jpg
K-14 Scammell Freight Liner 1971 Scammell Blue Scammell Freight Liner (1971-1977).jpg
K-15 The Londoner 1973 Daimler Opening doors and Starting bell, Red The Londoner (1973 1976).jpg
K-16 Dodge Tractor with Fruehauf Tippers 1966 Dodge dumping beds with removable trailer Yellow with blue dump beds Dodge Tractor with Fruehauf Tippers (1971-73 K-16).jpg
K-17 Low-Rider with Bulldozer 1967 Ford + Case removable trailer & bulldozer Red truck & lime green trailer with yellow & red bulldozer Low Loader with Bulldozer (1972-73 K-17).jpeg
K-18 Articulated Horse Box 1966 Dodge opening ramps with four removable white horses Red truck with orange trailer Articulated Horse Van (1971-73).jpg
K-19 Scammell Tipper Truck 1967 Scammell dumping bed Red truck with yellow dump bed Scammell Tipper Truck (1973-78).jpg
K-20 Cargo Hauler and Pallet Loader 1973 DAF + Lansing Bagnall removable pallets with lift truck and ramp

Lime green

Cargo Hauler and Pallet Loader (1973).jpg

Speed Kings[edit | edit source]

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Special Features Color Photo
K-21 Cougar Dragster 1971 Mercury opening doors Purple Cougar Dragster (1972-73).jpg
K-22 Dodge Dragster 1971 Dodge Opening doors Orange Dodge Roadster (1971-73 Speed Kings K-22).jpg
K-23 Mercury Police Car 1969 Mercury opening doors White
K-24 Lamborghini Miura 1969 Lamborghini opening rear hatch Red Lamborghini Miura (Open).jpeg
K-25 Sea Burst Power Boat and Trailer 1971 White and orange boat with yellow trailer Boat & Trailer (K-25 1974-1975).jpg
K-26 Mercedes Benz Ambulance 1971 Mercedes-Benz opening doors and rear hatch with removable stretcher White Mercede-Benz Binz Ambulance (King Size).jpg
K-27 Camping Cruiser 1971 Generic opening rear door and top hatch Yellow Camping Cruiser (1971-75).jpeg
K-28 Drag Pack 1971 Mercury Mercury Commuter with Cougar Dragster on Trailer Light green Mercury Commuter, pink Cougar dragster, yellow trailer Drag Pack (1972-73).jpg
K-29 Miura Seaburst Set 1971 Lamborghini Lamborghini Muira with Seaburst Power Boat on Trailer Lamborghini Muira with white and orange boat on yellow trailer Lamborghini Miura-Boat & Trailer (1971-1975).jpg
K-30 Mercedes C.111 1972 Mercedes-Benz opening rear hatch Light green 7230 Mercedes C111 L.JPG
K-31 Bertone Runabout 1972 Bertone Orange 7131 Bertone Runabout R.JPG
K-32 Shovel Nose 1972 Generic opening hatch Yellow 7232 Shovel Nose R.JPG
K-33 Citroen S.M. 1972 Citroen opening doors Dark red 7233 Citroen R.JPG
K-34 Thunderclap 1972 Generic Yellow 7234 Thunderclap L.JPG
K-35 Lightning 1972 Generic Red 7235 Lightning R.JPG
K-36 Bandolero 1972 Generic Blue Bandolero (1973-76 Orange).JPG
K-37 Sandcat 1973 Generic Orange Sand Cat (1972-76).jpg
K-38 Gus's Gulper 1973 Ford body lifts up Pink Gus's Gulper (K-38).jpg
K-39 Milligan's Mill 1973 Ford body lifts up Lime green 7339 Milligans Mill R.JPG
K-40 Blaze Trailer 1973 Generic hatch lifts up Red 7340 Blaze Trailer L.JPG
K-41 Fuzz Buggy 1973 Generic hatch lifts up White 7341K Fuzz Buggy L.JPG
K-42 Nissan 270X 1973 Nisan hatch lifts up Orange Nissan 270 X (1974-77).jpg
K-43 Cambuster 1973 Generic Yellow CAMBUSTER (1973-1979 Yellow).jpg
K-44 Bazooka 1973 Generic Red 7344 Bazooka.JPG
K-45 Maurauder 1973 Generic Pink MBmaurder.jpg
K-46 Racing Car Pack 1973 Mercury Mercury Commuter with Thunderclap on Trailer Yellow Mercury Commuter, yellow Thunderclap, blue & yellow trailer Mercury Commuter-Racing Car and Trailer (1973-76).jpg
K-47 Easy Rider 1973 Generic

Blue and red trike with yellow rider

Easy Rider (1973-80).jpg
K-48 Mercedes 350 SLC 1973 Mercedes-Benz Red Mercedes 350 SLC (K-48).jpg
K-49 Ambulance 1973 Generic White 7349 Ambulance L.JPG
K-50 Street Rod 1973 Generic Green with black top Street Rot (1974-81 K-50).jpeg
K-51 Barracuda 1973 Generic Blue 7351 Barracuda R.JPG

Sky Busters[edit | edit source]

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
SB-1 Lear Jet 1973 Gates Red & white Learjet (DHL).jpg
SB-2 Corsair A7D 1973 Ling-Temco-Vought Green & white
SB-3 A 300B 1973 Airbus Silver & white
SB-4 Mirage F1 1973 Dassault Tan
SB-5 Starfighter F-104 1973 Lockheed White & silver Starfighter F-104 (SB5).jpg
SB-6 MIG 21 1973 Mikoyan-Gurevich Blue MIG 21 (1975).jpg
SB-7 Junkers 87B 1973 Junkers Green
SB-8 Spitfire 1973 Supermarine Green
SB-9 Cessna 402 1973 Cessna Gold & white
SB-10 Boeing 747 1973 Boeing Silver & white
SB-11 Alpha Jet 1973 Dassault/Dornier White
SB-12 Skyhawk A4F 1973 Douglas White & blue
SB-13 DC10 1973 McDonnell Douglas White & silver
SB-14 Cessna 210 1973 Cessna White & red
SB-15 Phantom F4E 1973 McDonnell Douglas White
SB-16 Corsair F4U-4 1973 Vought Blue SB-16 Corsair MatchBox 1973.jpg

Models of Yesteryear[edit | edit source]

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
Y-1 1911 Ford Model T 1966 Ford Red & white
Y-2 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall 1971 Vauxhall Metallic blue 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall (Y-2, Blue).JPG
Y-3 1934 Riley MPH 1973 Riley Red
Y-4 1909 Opel Coupe 1967 Opel White Models of Yesteryear Opel.jpg
Y-5 1907 Peugeot 1969 Peugeot Yellow & black 1907 Peugeot.jpg
Y-6 1913 Cadillac 1967 Cadillac Metallic green 1913 Cadillac A.jpg
Y-7 1912 Rolls-Royce 1968 Rolls-Royce Silver & red Matchbox-Models-Of-Yesteryear-Y7-3-1912-Rolls-Royce.jpg
Y-8 1914 Stutz 1969 Stutz Metallic red [2] 1914 Stutz.jpg
Y-9 1912 Simplex 1968 Simplex Red
Y-10 1906 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1969 Rolls-Royce Green 1906 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost (Y-6).jpg
Y-11 1938 Lagonda Drophead 1973 Lagonda Red & Gold
Y-12 1909 Thomas Flyabout 1967 Thomas Blue & tan [3] Thomas Flyabout.jpg
Y-13 1918 Crossley RAF Tender 1973 Crossley Blue with tan top
Y-14 1931 Stutz Bearcat [1] 1974 Stutz Release delayed to 1974 [4] Light and dark green Not applicable
Y-15 1930 Packard Victoria 1969 Packard Gold
Y-16 1928 Mercedes SS 1972 Mercedes-Benz Metallic red & silver
Y-17 1938 Hispano Suiza [1] 1975 Hispano Suiza Release delayed to 1975 [5] Silver & black Not applicable

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Matchbox Collectors' Catalogue International Edition 1973
  2. Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989, page 186
  3. Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989, page 184
  4. Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989, page 172
  5. Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989, page 189

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