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Series 1-75[]

The 1-75 models were listed in the 1978 Matchbox catalog under the name "Matchbox 75". Most were issued with Superfast Wheels.

Model No. [1] Model Name [1] First Year Released Brand Special Features Color [1] Photo
1 Dodge Challenger 1976 Dodge Red & white 7601 Dodge Challenger R.JPG
2 Hovercraft 1976 Generic Light green 7602 Hovercraft.JPG
3 Porsche Turbo 1978 Porsche Opening doors Brown 7803 Porsche Turbo R.JPG
4 Pontiac Firebird 1975 Pontiac Blue 7504 Pontiac Firebird.JPG
5 Seafire 1975 Generic White & blue 7505 Seafire Boat.JPG
6 Mercedes 350SL 1974 Mercedes-Benz Yellow with black top 7606 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL.JPG
7 V W Golf 1976 Volkswagen Removable surf boards Green 7607 V.W. Golf R.JPG
7 (Germany) [2] V W Golf 1976 Volkswagen ADAC [2] Yellow [2] V.W. Golf ADAC.jpg
8 De Tomaso Pantera 1976 De Tomaso White & blue MATCHBOX-LESNEY SUPERFAST -8 DE TOMASO PANTERA 1975 ENGLAND (2).jpg
9 Ford Escort RS2000 1978 Ford White 7809 Ford Escort RS 2000 R.JPG
10 Mustang Piston Popper 1973 Ford Rolamatic - pistons move up and down Blue PISTON POPPER.jpg
11 Car Transporter 1976 Bedford Orange 7611 Car Transporter.JPG
12 Big Bull 1975 Generic

tow hook, real rubber tracks

Orange & green Big Bull Black Tread 20120602 JSCC.jpg
13 Snorkel 1977 GMC Rotating, moveable hoist Red 7713 Snorkel Fire Engine L.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 Rolamatic - radar dish spins Bronze 7416 Badger.JPG
17 The Londoner 1978 Daimler 25 Year Anniversary Edition Red 1978-london-bus.JPG
18 Hondarora 1975 Honda Handlebars pivot Red Hondarora red.JPG
19 Cement Truck 1976 Generic Mixing drum rotates and tips Red Cement Truck (MB19).jpg
20 Police Patrol 1975 Range Rover Rolamatic - light bubble rotates White & orange Range Rover 20120720 JSCC.jpg
21 Renault 5TL 1978 Renault Opening rear hatch Blue Renault 5TL Blue.jpg
22 Blaze Buster 1975 Generic Red 7522 Blaze Buster ChrtL.JPG
23 Atlas 1975 Generic Tippable dumper Blue & orange 7522 Atlas R.JPG
24 Shunter 1978 Generic Green Shunter.jpg
25 Flat Car & Container 1978 Generic Removeable SEALAND container Black with tan & red or cream & red container Flat Car & Container (MB25, Sealand).JPG
26 Site Dumper 1976 Generic Bed dumps Yellow DSC06339.jpg
27 Lamborghini Countach 1973 Lamborghini Streakers opening rear hatch Red 7827 Lamborghini Countach.JPG
28 Stoat 1974 Generic Rolamatic - soldier rotates Olive green 7828 Stoat R.JPG
29 Tractor Shovel 1976 Muir-Hill Bucket arms pivot Yellow with red bucket 7629 Tractor Shovel.JPG
30 Swamp Rat 1976 Generic Propeller rotates, soldier rotates Olive green 7630 Swamp Rat.JPG
31 Caravan 1977 Generic Left side door opens White 7731 Caravan R.JPG
32 Field Gun 1978 Generic Gun fires plastic missiles Olive green Field Gun.jpg
33 Police Motorcycle 1977 Honda Removable rider White 7733 Police Motorcycle L.JPG
34 Vantastic 1975 Ford Orange Vantastic (1978-79).jpg
35 Fandango 1975 Generic Rolamatic - fan spins Red 7735 Fandango.JPG
36 Formula 5000 1975 Generic Red 7736 Formula 5000.JPG
37 Skip Truck 1976 Generic Dumpster unloads with pivoting arms Red & yellow 7637 Skip Truck R2.JPG
38 Armoured Jeep 1976 Jeep Movable gun Olive green & black Armoured Jeep (MB38).JPG
39 Clipper 1973 Generic Rolamatic - exhaust tips move up and down Pink 7339 Clipper R.JPG
40 Horse-Box 1977 Bedford Opening side door, two removeable horses Orange, cream & brown Horsebox (1978-79 MB-40).jpg
41 Ambulance 1978 Chevrolet Opening rear doors White 7841 Ambulance L.JPG
42 Mercedes-Benz Container Truck 1977 Mercedes-Benz Removeable container Red 7642 Mercedes Container Truck.JPG
43 0-4-0 Steam Loco 1979 Generic Red & black 0-4-0 Steam Loco MB43.jpg
44 Passenger Coach 1978 Generic Black, white and red 44c.jpg
45 BMW 3.0 CSL 1976 BMW Opening doors Orange 7645 BMW 3.0 CSL R.JPG
45 (Germany) [3] BMW 3.0 CSL 1976 BMW Opening doors
White & green [3] BMW 3.0 Polizei.jpg
46 Stretcha Fetcha 1972 Generic White Stretcha Fetcha (4754) MX L1200483.JPG
47 Beach Hopper 1974 Generic Rolamatic - driver bounces Blue 7447 Beach Hopper.JPG
48 Sambron Jacklift 1973 Sambron Forks lift Yellow 7748 Sambron Jacklift L.JPG
49 Crane Truck 1976 Generic Boom rotates, raises and extends Yellow Crane Truck 20120602 JSCC.jpg
50 Articulated Truck 1973 Generic Pivoting removable trailer Yellow cab with light blue trailer Articulated Truck (No. 50 - Yellow & blue).JPG
51 Combine Harvester 1978 Generic Combine blades rotate, grain shute pivots Red & yellow 7851 Combine Harvester R.JPG
52 Police Launch 1976 Generic White with blue hull 7552 Police Launch.JPG
53 Jeep CJ6 1977 Jeep Red & tan Jeep CJ6 R.JPG
54 Personnel Carrier 1976 Generic gun rotates Olive green 7654 Personnel Carrier.JPG
55 Hellraiser 1975 Generic Metalflake blue 7755 Hellraiser R.JPG
56 Hi-Tailer 1974 Generic White 7456 Hi-Tailer.JPG
57 Wildlife Truck 1973 Ford Rolamatic - lion in back spins Yellow 7357 Wild Life Truck.JPG
58 Faun Dump Truck 1976 Faun Tipping dump bed Yellow Faun Dump 20120602 JSCC.jpg
59 Planet Scout 1975 Generic Green 7559 Planet Scout.JPG
60 Holden Pickup 1977 Holden Red 7760 Holden Pickup L.JPG
61 Wreck Truck 1978 Ford Moveable tow arms Red Wreck Truck 1979.jpg
62 Renault 17TL 1974 Renault Doors open Red 7462 Renault 17TL R.JPG
63 Freeway Gas Tanker 1973 Generic Pivoting trailer Red & white Freeway Gas Tanker.JPG
64 Fire Chief Car 1976 Generic Red 7664 Fire Chief.JPG
65 Airport Coach 1977 Generic British Airways [4] Blue and white [4] MB1977-AirportCoach (Large).JPG
66 Ford Transit 1977 Ford Removable pallet load Orange 7766 Ford Transit R.JPG
67 Datsun 260 Z 2+2 1978 Datsun Doors open Pink Datsun 260 Z 2+2.JPG
68 Cosmobile 1975 Generic Red Cosmobile (1978 Red).jpg
69 Turbo Fury 1973 Generic Red Turbo Fury (Rolamatic).jpg
70 S.P. Gun 1976 Generic Rolamatic - gun recoils Olive green MB-70.jpg
71 Cattle Truck 1976 Dodge Two removeable bulls Bronze & yellow Cattle Truck 77.jpg
72 Hovercraft SRN 6 1972 Saunders-Roe White, black & red 7272 SRN6 Hovercraft.JPG
73 Weasel 1974 Generic Dark green Weasel 1978.jpg
74 Toe Joe 1972 Generic Green Toe Joe (1976-78).jpg
75 Seasprite 1977 Kaman Blades rotate White Helicopter MB-75.jpg

Super Kings[]

The following models were available in the Super Kings range for 1978.

Series No. [5] Model Name [5] First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Colour [5] Photo
K-1 Hydraulic Excavator 1970 O&K operational boom Red & gray DSC 9052.jpg
K-2 Car Recovery Vehicle 1977 Generic Includes Ford Capri II Blue Car Recovery Vehicle (1978 K-2 Capri II).jpg
K-3 Mod Tractor and Trailer 1974 Generic Removable trailer Green & yellow Mod Tractor and Trailer (K-3 Green).jpg
K-4 Big Tipper 1974 Generic dumping bed Red with yellow dump bed Big Tipper (K004).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 Motor Cycle Transporter 1976 Generic removable Hondarora Metalflake blue cab, red motor cycle 7606 Motorcycle Transporter EngL.JPG
K-7 Racing Car Transporter 1973 Generic opening doors and ramp removable race car Yellow Racing Car Transporter (Yellow).jpg
K-8 Caterpillar Traxcavator 1970 Caterpillar shovel deck raises & lowers Yellow & orange Caterpillar Traxcavator (1971-79).jpg
K-9 Fire Tender 1973 Generic rotating ladder Red Fire Tender (K-9 DENVER).jpg
K-10 Car Transporter 1976 Generic removable trailer with operating ramp Red Car Transporter (1976-81 1).jpg
K-11 Pickup Truck 1976 Generic pivoting booms and hooks Yellow Pick-Up Truck (1976-78).jpg
K-12 Hercules Mobile Crane 1975 Generic operational boom Yellow Herkules Mobile Crane (1975-80).jpg
K-13 Aircraft Transporter 1976 Generic removable unassembled Jet Red Aircraft Transporter (1976-81 K-13).jpg
K-14 Heavy Breakdown Truck 1977 Generic operating boom and hook White and red Heavy Breakdown Truck (1977).jpg
K-15 Londoner 1973 Generic Red The Londoner (1973 1976).jpg
K-16/3 Articulated Petrol Tanker Ford LTS 1974 Ford Removable trailer Red & white "TEXACO" Articulated Petrol Tanker (1974 TEXACO).jpg
K-16/4 Articulated Petrol Tanker Ford LTS 1974 Ford Removable trailer Yellow & white "Shell" Articulated Petrol Tanker (K-16, Shell).jpg
K-16/5 Articulated Petrol Tanker Ford LTS 1974 Ford Removable trailer White & red "EXXON" Image Not Available.jpg
K-16/6 Articulated Petrol Tanker Ford LTS 1974 Ford Removable trailer White & blue "ARAL" Petrol Tanker (K-16 ARAL).jpeg
K-16/7 Articulated Petrol Tanker Ford LTS 1974 Ford Removable trailer White & red "TOTAL" Image Not Available.jpg
K-17 Articulated Container Truck 1974 Scammell removable trailer & containers Red truck & yellow containers Articulated Container Truck (K-17 GENTRANSCO).jpg
K-18 Articulated Tipper 1974 Ford Removable trailer Grey & red "Tarmac" Articulated Tipper (1976-81).jpeg
K-20 Cargo Hauler and Pallet Loader 1973 DAF removable pallets with lift truck and ramp Lime green Cargo Hauler and Pallet Loader (1973).jpg
K-22 SRN6 Hovercraft 1974 Saunders-Roe White, red & black SRN6 Hovercraft (1979 K-22).jpg
K-23 Low Loader and Bulldozer 1974 Scammell Removable trailer and dozer Metalflake blue truck with gold trailer and red bulldozer Low Loader and Bulldozer (1974-78).jpg
K-24 Scammell Container Truck 1976 Scammell Removable container with opening doors Metalflake red with white container Scammell Container Truck (1976).jpg
K-25 Digger and Plough 1977 Muir-Hill Operational digger Orange Digger and Plough (1977-80).jpg
K-26 Cement Truck Bedford 1978 Bedford Yellow Bedord Cement Truck (1978-80).jpg
K-27 Ford Boat Transporter 1978 Ford White & red Ford Boat Transporter (1978-1981).jpg
K-28 Bedford Skip Truck 1978 Bedford Orange & yellow Skip Truck Bedford (1978-82).jpeg
K-29/3 Ford Delivery Van 1978 Ford Orange & grey "U HAUL" Ford Delivery Van (1978-81 U-Haul).jpg
K-29/4 Ford Delivery Van 1978 Ford Red "AVIS" Ford Delivery Van (1978-81 AVIS 2).jpg
K-30 Unimog and Compressor 1978 Mercdes-Benz Tan truck with red trailer Unimog and Compressor (1978-81).jpg
K-31/2 Peterbilt Refrigerator Truck 1978 Peterbilt White "Christian Salvesen" Peterbilt Refrigeration Truck (Christian Salvesen).jpeg
K-31/3 Peterbilt Refrigerator Truck 1978 Peterbilt White "Iglo Lagnese" Peterbilt Refrigeration Truck (1978-81).jpg
K-32 Farm Unimog 1978 Mercdes-Benz Olive with olive trailer Farm Unimog (1978-1981).jpg
K-33 Cargo Hauler 1978 Scammell Yellow with yellow trailer Cargo Hauler (1978-79 K-33).jpg
K-36 Construction Transporter 1978 [5] Generic With Shovel Nose Tractor and Site Dumper Yellow "LAING" Construction Transporter (K-36).jpg

Speed Kings[]

The following models were available in the Speed Kings range for 1978.

Series No. [5] Model Name [5] First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Colour [5] Photo
K-38 Gus's Gulper 1973 Ford Body lifts up White Gus's Gulper (1978 White)).jpg
K-41 Brabham F1 1978 Brabham Red Brabham F1 (1977-78).jpg
K-42 Nissan 270X 1973 Nissan hatch lifts up Orange Nissan 270 X (1974-77).jpg
K-43 Cambuster 1973 Generic Yellow CAMBUSTER (1973-1979 Yellow).jpg
K-44 Surtees Formula 1 1973 Surtees White & red Surtees F1 (K73 79-81).jpeg
K-45 Marauder 1973 Generic Red Marauder (1978).jpg
K-46 Racing Car Pack 1973 Mercury + generic Mercury Commuter with Lightning on Trailer Yellow Mercury Commuter, white Lightning / blue & yellow Trailer Image Not Available.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 & red 7349 Ambulance L.JPG
K-50 Street Rod 1973 Generic Green Street Rot (1974-81 K-50).jpeg
K-51 Barracuda 1973 Generic White Barracuda (1978-1980).jpg
K-52 Datsun 240 Z Rally Car 1974 Datsun opening hood Grey & red Image Not Available.jpg
K-53 Hot Rod Fire Engine 1976 Generic removable ladder Red Hot Fire Engine (K-53).jpg
K-54 AMX Javelin 1976 American Motors opening doors Red Image Not Available.jpg
K-55 Corvette Caper Cart 1976 Chevrolet Opening doors Red & black Corvette Caper Cart (1978-80).jpg
K-56 Maserati Bora 1976 Maserati opening hood Grey Maserati Bora (1976 Silver).jpg
K-57 Javelin Drag Racing Set 1976 American Motors + Ford AMX Javelin plus Milligans Mill on yellow trailer Image Not Available.jpg
K-58 Corvette Power Boat Set 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Caper Cart plus Boat & Trailer Corvette´Power Boat´Pack (1976-1978).jpg
K-59 Ford Capri II 1976 Ford Opening rear hatch Yellow & black Ford Capri II (K-59).jpeg
K-60 Ford Mustang II 1977 Ford White & red Ford Mustang Mk.II (1978-80).jpg
K-61/1 Mercedes Police Car 1977 Mercedes-Benz opening hood and doors White "POLICE" Mercedes 350 SLC (K61 Police).jpg
K-61/2 Mercedes Police Car 1977 Mercedes-Benz opening hood and doors White & green "POLIZEI" Mercedes 350 SLC (K61 Polizei).jpg
K-62 Doctor's Emergency Car 1977 Mercedes-Benz Opening doors White Citroen SM (Speed King.jpg
K-63 Mercedes Benz Ambulance 1967 Citroen Opening doors White Mercedes Benz Ambulance (K-26).jpg
K-64 Range Rover Fire Control 1978 Range Rover Red Range Rover Fire Control (1978 Speed Kings K-64).jpg
K-65 Plymouth Mountaineer Rescue Vehicle 1978 Plymouth Red & white Emergency Rescue 1978 Speed Kings.jpg
K-66 Jaguar XJ12 Police Set 1978 Jaguar & two x Hondas White Jaguar XJ12 (Police Car).jpg
K-67 Dodge Monaco Fire Chief 1978 Dodge Yellow & white Dodge Monaco Fire Chief (1978-79).jpg
K-68 Dodge Monaco and Trailer 1978 Dodge Cream & brown Dodge Monaco and Trailer (K-68 1978-81).jpg
K-69/1 Europa Caravan and Jaguar XJ12 1978 Europa + Jaguar Cream + blue Caravan Touring Set (1978-80 K-69 Blue Jaguar).jpg
K-69/2 Europa Caravan and Dodge Monaco 1978 Europa + Dodge Cream Image Not Available.jpg

Battle Kings[]

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Colour Photo
K-101 Sherman Tank 1974 Tan & green Sherman Tank (1978-81).jpg
K-102 A2 Tank 1974 Olive green M48-A2 (1974-77).jpg
K-103 Chieftan Tank 1974 Tan Chieftain (1978-1981).jpg
K-104 King Tiger Tank 1974 Grey King Tiger Tank (1978-80).jpg
K-105 Hover-Raider 1974 Saunders-Roe Green & tan Hover Raider (1979-80 Olive Green).jpg
K-106 Tank Transporter 1974 Light 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 (1979-80 K-107).jpg
K-108 M3A1 Half Track A.P.C. 1974 Olive green M3 A1 Half Track APC (1978-81).jpg
K-109 M-551 Sheridan 1976 Olive green 1976-78 GB Battle Kings K-109 M-551 Sheridan.JPG
K-110 Recovery Vehicle 1976 Olive green Recovery Vehicle (1978-81).jpg
K-111 Missile Launcher 1976 Olive green Missile Launcher (1979 K-111).jpg
K-112 DAF Ambulance 1977 DAF Olive green DAF Ambulance (1979 K-112).jpg
K-113 Military Crane Truck 1975 Olive green Herkules Mobile Crane (Military Crane).jpg
K-114 Army Aircraft Transporter 1976 removable unassembled Jet Olive green Army Aircraft Transporter (K-114).jpg
K-115 ArmyPetrol Tanker 1974 Ford removable trailer Olive green Articulated Army Petrol Tanker (1975).jpg
K-116 Artillery Truck and Field Gun 1978 Generic Removable howitzer Olive green Artillery Truck & Field Gun (1977-81).jpg
K-117 Rocket Launcher 1977 removable red rockets Olive green and tan Image Not Available.jpg
K-118 Army Helicopter 1978 Olive green Kaman Seasprite Army Helicopter.JPG

Sea Kings[]

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Colour Photo
K-301 Frigate 1976 Red and grey Frigate (1976-80 K-301).jpeg
K-302 Corvette 1976 Black and grey Corvette (Sea Kings-302).jpg
K-303 Battleship 1976 Brown and grey Battleship (SK-303).jpg
K-304 Aircraft Carrier 1976 Blue and grey Image Not Available.jpg
K-305 Subchaser 1976 Grey & cream Subchaser (K-305).jpg
K-306 Convoy Escort 1976 Black and tan Convoy Escort (1976-80-K-306).jpeg
K-307 Helicopter Carrier 1976 Blue and brown Helicopter Carrier (1977-80 K-307).jpg
K-308 Guided Missile Destroyer 1976 Blue and grey K-308.jpg

Adventure 2000[]

The following models were available in the Adventure 2000 range for 1978.

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Colour Photo
K-2001 Raider Command 1977 2 piece scout truck Metalflake light green Raider Command (1977-79 Adventure 2000).jpeg
K-2002 Flight Hunter 1977 Retractable wings and opening doors Metalflake light green K-2002 Flight Hunter.jpeg
K-2003 Crusader 1977 Pivoting gun turret Metalflake light green Crusader (1977-79).jpeg
K-2004 Rocket Strike 1978 Metalflake light green Missile Launcher (1977-79 Adventure 2000).jpg

Sky Busters[]

The following models were available in the Sky Busters range for 1978.

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
SB-1 Lear Jet 1973 Lear 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 A 300B 1973 Airbus Silver and white Airbus a300b air france 1978.jpg
SB-4 Mirage F1 1973 Dassault Aviation Red Matchbox Mirage F1 (red).jpg
SB-5 Starfight F-104 1973 Lockheed White & grey Starfighter F-104 (SB5).jpg
SB-6 MIG 21 1973 Mikoyan 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 and white Cessna 402 no tail number.jpg
SB-10 Boeing 747 1973 Boeing Silver and White Image Not Available.jpg
SB-11 Alpha Jet 1973 Dornier and Dassault-Breguet (joint) Red Alpha Jet (SB-11, Red & white).JPG
SB-12 Skyhawk A4F 1973 Douglas, later McDonnell-Douglas Blue & white Image Not Available.jpg
SB-13 DC10 1973 McDonnell-Douglas White and silver Dc10 swissair 1978.jpg
SB-14 Cessna 210 1973 Cessna White and orange Cessna 210 orange 1974.jpg
SB-15 Phantom F4E 1973 McDonnell, later McDonnell-Douglas Red & white F4 Phantom Red 1974.jpg
SB-16 Corsair F4U-4 1973 Vought Blue F4u corsair blue 1978.jpg
SB-17 Ram Rod 1976 Generic White and red Ramrod.jpg
SB-18 Wild Wind 1976 Generic Light green and white Wild wind.jpg
SB-19 Piper Comanche 1977 Piper Yellow and red Piper Comanche (SB-19).jpg
SB-20/1 Helicopter 1977 Generic ARMY Olive green 101 002.jpg
SB-20/2 Helicopter 1977 Generic COAST GUARD White & blue Helicopter sb20 coast guard 1978.jpg
SB-20/3 Helicopter 1977 Generic POLICE White & red Helicopter sb20 police 1978.jpg
SB-21 Lightning 1977 English Electric Green Lighting green 1978.jpg
SB-22 Tornado 1977 Panavia Dark grey & light grey Tornado.jpg

Two Packs[]

There are sixteen Two Packs illustrated in the 1978 Matchbox collectors catalog

Model No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Special Features Color Photo
TP-1 Mercedes Truck and Trailer 1976 Mercedes-Benz Red & yellow Mercedes Truck and red & yellow Mercedes Trailer Mercedes Truck Trailer (TP-1).jpg
TP-2 Tractor and Trailer 1976 Generic Red Mod Tractor & yellow Hay Trailer Mod Tractor + Hay Trailer (TP-2).jpg
TP-3 Javelin and Pony Trailer 1976 AMC & generic Blue AMX Javelin & orange Pony Trailer AMX Javelin+Pony Trailer (TP-103).JPG
TP-4 Holiday Set 1976 Vauxhall & Eccles Red Vauxhall Guildsman and cream & red Trailer Caravan Vauxhall Guildsman & Trailer Caravan (TP-4).jpg
TP-5 Weekender 1976 Ford & Bertram Red Ford Capri + blue & white Boat & Trailer Ford Capri Boat Trailer (TP-5).jpg
TP-6 Breakdown Truck & Mini 1976 Generic & Mini Yellow Toe Joe and red Racing Mini Toe Joe Mini Racing ( TP-6).jpg
TP-7 Jeep and Glider Trailer 1977 Jeep & generic Yellow Jeep and yellow Glider Trailer Glider Set (TP-7 Jeep).jpg
TP-8 Field Car and Honda 1977 International & Honda Orange & black Field Car and blue/orange Honda Motorcycle & Trailer Field Car- Honda Trailer (TP-8).jpg
TP-9 Field Car and Racing Car 1978 International & generic Red & brown Field Car & red Team "MATCHBOX" Image Not Available.jpg
TP-10 Fire Chef and Ambulance 1978 Mercury & Mercedes-Benz Red Mercury Fire Chief Car & white Mercedes Ambulance Image Not Available.jpg
TP-11 Military Jeep and Motorcycle 1977 Jeep & Honda Green Jeep & green Hondarora Image Not Available.jpg
TP-12 Military VW Ambulance and Field Car 1978 Volkswagen & International Green Volkswagen and green & brown Field Car Image Not Available.jpg
TP-13 Military Weasel and Unimog 1978 Generic & Mercedes-Benz Green Weasel & green Unimog Image Not Available.jpg
TP-14 Military Tanker and Radar Truck 1977 Generic Green Freeway Gas Tanker and green Radar Truck Image Not Available.jpg
TP-15 Military Truck and Trailer 1977 Mercedes-Benz Green Mercedes Truck & green Mercedes Trailer Image Not Available.jpg
TP-16 Military Dump Truck and Bulldozer 1977 Mack & Case Green Mack Dump Truck & green Case Tractor Image Not Available.jpg

Models of Yesteryear[]

The following models were available in the Models of Yesteryear range for 1978.

Series No. [5] Model Name [5] First Year Released Brand Notes / Features [5] Colour [5] Photo
Y-1 1936 SS 100 Jaguar 1967 Jaguar White Image Not Available.jpg
Y-2 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhaul 1971 Vauxhall Blue & gray 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 1930 Model J Duesenberg Town Car 1976 Duesenberg Red & black Image Not Available.jpg
Y-5 1927 Talbot Van 1978 Talbot LIPTON'S TEA Green & black 1927 Talbot Van (Y-5, Lipton's Tea).JPG
Y-6 1920 Rolls-Royce Fire Engine 1978 Rolls-Royce Red 1980 y6.jpg
Y-7 1912 Rolls-Royce 1968 Rolls-Royce Gold & red Image Not Available.jpg
Y-8 1945 MG T.C. 1978 MG 3 Green & tan 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 Image Not Available.jpg
Y-13 1918 Crossley RAF Tender 1973 Crossley Red cross + RAF Blue & tan Image Not Available.jpg
Y-14 1931 Stutz Bearcat 1973 Stutz Light green & 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 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 = 1978 Retrieved 5 December 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2, Your Text = VW Golf Retrieved 5 December 2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2, Your Text = CSL Retrieved 5 December 2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 Matchbox 1978 Catalogue, UK edition
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 Matchbox Catalogue 1978

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