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1-75 series ("Matchbox 75")[]

The 1-75 series models were illustrated in the 1975 Matchbox Collectors Catalogue under the name "Matchbox 75"

Series No. [1] Model Name [1] First Year Released Brand Special Features Color [1] Photo
1 Mod Rod 1971 Generic Yellow 7101 Mod Rod R.JPG
2 Jeep Hot Rod 1971 Jeep Red Jeep Hot Rod (Red).jpg
3 Monteverdi Hai 1973 Monteverdi opening doors Orange 7303 Monteverdi Hai.JPG
4 Pontiac Firebird 1975 Pontiac Blue 7504 Pontiac Firebird.JPG
5 Seafire 1975 Generic White & blue 7505 Seafire Boat.JPG
6 Mercedes 350SL 1973 Mercedes-Benz Orange Merci7.jpg
7 Hairy Hustler 1971 Generic Metalflake red Hustler1.jpg
8 De Tomaso Pantera 1975 De Tomaso White & blue MATCHBOX-LESNEY SUPERFAST -8 DE TOMASO PANTERA 1975 ENGLAND (2).jpg
9 AMX Javelin 1972 AMC opening doors Metalflake light green AMX Javelin black.jpg
10 Mustang Piston Popper 1973 Ford Rola-matic pistons move up and down when car rolls Metalflake blue 7310 Piston Popper R.JPG
11 Flying Bug 1972 Volkswagen Metalflake dark red 7211 Flying Bug R.JPG
12 Big Bull 1975 Generic tow hook Orange and light green Big Bull Black Tread 20120602 JSCC.jpg
13 Baja Buggy 1971 Generic Metalflake light green 7113 Baja Buggy.JPG
14 Mini Ha Ha 1975 Mini Red 7514 Mini Ha Ha R.JPG
15 Fork Lift Truck 1972 Lansing Bagnall moveable forks Red 7215 Fork lift Truck R.JPG
16 Badger 1974 Generic Rola-matic radar spins when rolled Bronze 7416 Badger.JPG
17 The Londoner 1972 Daimler Red 7217 The Londoner L.JPG
18 Hondarora 1975 Honda handlebars pivot Red Hondarora red.JPG
19 Road Dragster 1971 Generic Metalflake magenta 7419 Road Dragster.JPG
20 Police Patrol 1975 Range Rover Rola-matics light bubble spins when rolled White & orange 7520 Police Patrol.JPG
21 Rod Roller 1973 Generic front roller turns with steering stick Yellow 7321 Rod Roller.JPG
22 Blaze Buster 1975 Generic Red 7522 Blaze Buster ChrtL.JPG
23 Atlas 1975 Generic dump body raises & lowers Metalflake blue & orange 7522 Atlas R.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 opening rear engine cover Orange


28 Stoat 1974 Generic Rola-matic soldier spins when rolled Gold 7428 Stoat R.JPG
29 Racing Mini 1971 Mini Metalflake red 7029 Racing Mini L.JPG
30 Beach Buggy 1971 Generic Metalflake pink 7130 Beach Buggy.JPG
31 Volks-Dragon 1972 Volkswagen Red 31b.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 Datsun 126X.JPG
34 Formula 1 1975 Generic Yellow Formula 1 (Yellow).jpg
35 Fandango 1975 Generic Rola-matics fan spins when rolled White 7535 Fandango.JPG
36 Formula 5000 1975 Generic Orange 7536 Formula 5000.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 Metalflake pink 7339 Clipper R.JPG
40 Vauxhall Guildsman 1971 Vauxhall Pink 7140 Vauxhall Guildsman R.JPG
41 Siva Spyder 1972 Siva 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 Green 7243 Dragon Wheels R.JPG
44 Boss Mustang 1972 Ford opening hood Yellow with black hood 7244 Boss Mustang R.JPG
45 Ford Group 6 1969 Ford Metalflake dark red 7045 Ford Gruop 6 R.JPG
46 Stretcha Fetcha 1972 Generic opening rear door White 7246 Stretcha Fetcha.JPG
47 Beach Hopper 1974 Generic Rola-matic driver moves up and down when rolled Metalflake blue 7447 Beach Hopper.JPG
48 Pi-Eyed Piper 1972 Dodge Metalflake blue Piper1.jpg
49 Chop Suey 1973 Generic Metalflake pink Chop Suey 1973.jpg
50 Articulated Truck 1973 Generic pivoting removable trailer Yellow & blue 7350 Articulated Truck.JPG
51 Citroen SM 1972 Citroen opening doors Metalflake red-orange 7251 Citroen S.M R.JPG
52 Dodge Charger MkIII 1970 Dodge opening canopy Metalflake light green 7452 Dodge ChargerIII R.JPG
53 Tanzara 1972 Leyland opening rear hatch White 7253 Tanzara R.JPG
54 Ford Capri 1971 Ford opening hood Red 54b.jpg
55 Hellraiser 1975 Generic White 7555 Hellraiser L.JPG
56 Hi-Tailer 1974 Generic White 7456 Hi-Tailer.JPG
57 Wildlife Truck 1973 Ford Rola-matic Lion in back spins when rolled Yellow 7357 Wild Life Truck.JPG
58 Woosh-N-Push 1972 Generic Yellow 7358 Woosh-N-Push 2 R.JPG
59 Planet Scout 1975 Generic Metalflake green 7559 Planet Scout.JPG
60 Lotus Super Seven 1971 Lotus Yellow Lotus Super Seven (1975-77).jpg
61 Blue Shark 1971 Generic Metalflake blue 7161 Blue Shark.JPG
62 Renault 17TL 1974 Renault opening doors Red 7462 Renault 17TL R.JPG
63 Freeway Gas Tanker 1973 Generic pivoting trailer Red & white (Burmah) Freeway Gas Tanker.JPG
64 Slingshot Dragster 1971 Generic Blue 7464 Slingshot Dragster R.JPG
65 Saab Sonett III 1973 Saab opening rear hatch Metalflake blue 7365 Saab Sonett.JPG
66 Mazda RX 500 1972 Mazda opening rear engine cover Red Mazda RX 500 England.jpg
67 Hot Rocker 1973 Ford Rola-matic engine hops when rolled Red 7367 Hot Rocker RedL.JPG
68 Cosmobile 1975 Generic Metalflake blue 7568 Cosmobile R.JPG
69 Turbo Fury 1973 Generic Metalflake red Turbo Fury (Rolamatic).jpg
70 Dodge Dragster 1971 Dodge body lifts up Pink 7170 Dodge Dragster R.JPG
71 Jumbo Jet 1973 Generic Metalflake blue 7371 Jumbo Jet Chopper.JPG
72 Hovercraft SRN 6 1972 Saunders-Roe White & black 7272 SRN6 Hovercraft.JPG
73 Weasel 1974 Generic Rola-matic - Gun turret moves from side to side Metalflake light green 7473 Weasel.JPG
74 Toe Joe 1972 Generic pivoting booms & hooks Metalflake light green 7274Toe Joe.JPG
75 Alfa Carabo 1971 Alfa Romeo Metalflake pinkish-purple 7175 Alfa Carabo L.JPG

Super Kings[]

The following models were available in the Super Kings range for 1975.

Model No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
K-1 Hydraulic Excavator 1970 O&K Operational boom Red and gray Hydraulic Excavator (K1).jpg
K-2 Scammell Heavy Wreck Truck 1969 Scammell Operational boom and hooks Gold with red boom Scammell Heavy Wreck Truck (1971 SK).jpg
K-3 Mod Tractor and Trailer 1974 Generic removable trailer with dumping bed Blue and yellow Mod Tractor and Trailer (K-3).jpg
K-4 Big Tipper 1974 Generic Dumping bed Dark red with yellow dump bed 7404 Big Tipper.JPG
K-5 Muir-Hill Tractor and 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 with red chassis and yellow 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 and 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, w/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 cab with red and yellow trailer 6911 DAF Car Transporter.JPG
K-12 Hercules Mobile Crane 1975 Generic operational boom Yellow Herkules Mobile Crane (1975-80).jpg
K-13 Building Transporter 1971 DAF Removable unassembled Yellow site hut Light green D.A.F. Building Transporter (1971-75).jpg
K-14 Freight Truck 1971 Scammell Blue Scammell Freight Liner (1971-1977).jpg
K-15 Londoner 1973 Daimler Red The Londoner (1973 1976).jpg
K-16 Petrol Tanker 1974 Ford removable trailer Red with white tank trailer Articulated Petrol Tanker (1974 TEXACO).jpg
K-17 Articulated Container Truck 1974 Scammell Removable trailer and containers Red truck with white containers Articulated Container Truck (K-17 GENTRANSCO).jpg
K-18 Articulated Tipper 1974 Ford opening ramps with four removable white horses Red truck with yellow trailer Articulated Tipper (1974-75).jpeg
K-19 Scammel Tipper Truck 1967 Scammell Dumping bed Red truck with yellow dump bed Scammell Tipper Truck (1973-78).jpg
K-20 Cargo Hauler 1973 DAF & Lansing Bagnall Removable pallets with lift truck and ramp Lime green Cargo Hauler and Pallet Loader (1973-78).jpeg
K-21 Tractor Transporter 1974 Generic Two removable Mod Tractors Blue transporter with purple tractors Tractor Transporter (1974-1978).jpg
K-22 SRN6 Hovercraft 1974 Saunder-Roe Blue & white SRN6 Hovercraft (1975-1978).jpg
K-23 Lowrider and Bulldozer 1974 Scammell + generic Blue truck with gold trailer and red bulldozer Low Loader and Bulldozer (1974-78).jpg

Speed Kings[]

The following models were available in the Speed Kings range for 1975.

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Special Features Color Photo
K-24 Lamborghini Miura 1969 Lamborghini opening rear engine cover Blue & yellow Lamborghini Miura (1975 K-24).jpg
K-25 Sea Burst Power Boat and Trailer 1971 Generic 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 Mercury Commuter with Cougar Dragster on Trailer Green Mercury Commuter & maroon Cougar Dragster on yellow trailer Drag Pack (1975).jpg
K-29 Miura Seaburst Set 1971 Lamborghini & unknown Lamborghini Muira with Seaburst Power Boat on Trailer Red Lamborghini, white and orange boat, yellow trailer Lamborghini Miura-Boat & Trailer (1971-1975).jpg
K-30 Mercedes C1.11 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 SM 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).jpeg
K-37 Sandcat 1973 Generic Orange Sand Cat (K-37).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 Nissan Canopy 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 Marauder 1973 Generic Pink Marauder (K-45).JPG
K-46 Racing Car Pack 1973 Mercury & generic Mercury Commuter with Thunderclap on Trailer Yellow Mercury, 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 Ford Green Street Rot (1974-81 K-50).jpeg
K-51 Barracuda 1973 Generic Blue 7351 Barracuda R.JPG
K-52 Datsun 240 Z Rally Car 1974 Datsun opening hood Yellow Datsun 240 Z Rally Car (1974-76).jpg

Battle Kings[]

The following models were available in the Battle Kings range for 1975.

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Colour Photo
K-101 Sherman Tank 1974 Gold Sherman Tank (1974-77).jpeg
K-102 A2 Tank 1974 Olive green M48-A2 (1974-77).jpg
K-103 Chieftain 1974 Olive green Chieftain (1974-77).jpeg
K-104 King Tiger Tank 1974 Grey King Tiger Tank (1974-77).jpeg
K-105 Hover-Raider 1974 Saunders-Roe Olive green Hover Raider (1975 Metallic Green).jpg
K-106 Tank Transporter 1974 Olive green truck and trailer with Tan A2 Tank Tank Transporter (1974-77).jpg
K-107 155 mm Self Propelled Howitzer 1974 Olive green 155mm.S.P. Howitzer (1975-78 K-107).jpg
K-108 M3 A1 Half Track APC 1974 Metallic green & orange M3 A1 Half Track APC (1974-77).jpg

Sky Busters[]

The following models were available in the Sky Busters range for 1975.

Series No. [2] Model Name [2] First Year Released Brand Notes / Features [2] Colour [2] Photo
SB-1 Lear Jet 1973 Gates Yellow and white Learjet (SB-1 England).jpeg
SB-2 Corsair A7D 1973 Ling-Temco-Vought Green and white Corsair A7D (SB-2, green & white).jpg
SB-3 A300B Airbus 1973 Airbus AIR FRANCE White & grey Airbus a300 sb3.jpg
SB-4 Mirage F1 1973 Dassault Red Matchbox Mirage F1 (red).jpg
SB-5 Starfighter F-104 1973 Lockheed White & grey Starfighter F-104 (SB5).jpg
SB-6 MIG 21 1973 Mikoyan-Gurevich Blue MIG 21 (1975 SB-6).jpg
SB-7 Junkers 87B 1973 Junkers Green Matchbox Sky Busters Junkers 87B (green).jpg
SB-8 Spitfire 1973 Supermarine Green & gold Matchbox Sky Busters Spitfire (green & gold).jpg
SB-9 Cessna 402 1973 Cessna Green & white Image Not Available.jpg
SB-10 Boeing 747 1973 Boeing British airways White & blue Image Not Available.jpg
SB-11 Alpha Jet 1973 Dassault/Dornier Red & white Alpha Jet (SB-11, Red & white).JPG
SB-12 Skyhawk A-4F 1973 Douglas Blue & white A4f-2.jpg
SB-13 DC10 1973 McDonnell Douglas SWISSAIR White & ref Image Not Available.jpg
SB-14 Cessna 210G 1973 Cessna Orange & white Image Not Available.jpg
SB-15 Phantom F4E 1973 McDonnell Douglas Red & white Image Not Available.jpg
SB-16 Corsair F4U-4 1975 Vought US Army Blue SB-16 Corsair MatchBox 1973.jpg

Models of Yesteryear[]

The following models were available in the Models of Yesteryear range for 1975.

Series No. [2] Model Name [2] First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Colour [2] Photo
Y-1 1911 Model T Ford 1966 Ford White & red Image Not Available.jpg
Y-2 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall 1971 Vauxhall Blue & grey 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall (Y-2, Blue).JPG
Y-3 1934 Riley M.P.H. 1973 Riley Red 1934 Riley M.P.H. (Y-3, red).JPG
Y-4 1909 Opel Coupe 1967 Opel Orange & black Image Not Available.jpg
Y-5 1907 Peugeot 1969 Peugeot Orange Image Not Available.jpg
Y-6 1913 Cadillac 1967 Cadillac Green & black 1913 Cadillac A.jpg
Y-7 1912 Rolls-Royce 1968 Rolls-Royce Gold & red Image Not Available.jpg
Y-8 1914 Stutz 1969 Stutz Blue & black Image Not Available.jpg
Y-9 1912 Simplex 1968 Simplex Red & black Image Not Available.jpg
Y-10 1906 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1969 Rolls-Royce White & red Image Not Available.jpg
Y-11 1938 Lagonda Drophead 1973 Lagonda Orange & gold Image Not Available.jpg
Y-12 1909 Thomas Flyabout 1967 Thomas Red & black Image Not Available.jpg
Y-13 1918 Crossley RAF Tender 1973 Crossley Blue with tan top Image Not Available.jpg
Y-14 1931 Stutz Bearcat 1973 Stutz Light & dark green 1931 Stutz Bearcat (1974-78).jpg
Y-15 1930 Packard Victoria 1969 Packard Gold & black Image Not Available.jpg
Y-16 1928 Mercedes Benz 'SS' 1972 Mercedes-Benz Green & black Image Not Available.jpg
Y-17 1938 Hispano Suiza 1973 Hispano-Suiza Red & black 1938 Hispano Souza (Y-17) 1973.jpg


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2, MB75 Yearly Standard Range of Regular Models = 1975 Retrieved 18 November 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 1975 Matchbox Collectors Catalogue

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