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For the King Size version of this car, see Mercedes Benz Ambulance (King Size).

Mercedes Benz "Binz" Ambulance
Debut Series 1-75
Produced 1967 - 1972
Number 3
Scale 1:69
Mercedes Benz Binz Ambulance (1968-69).jpg


The Matchbox Mercede-Benz Binz Ambulance represents a Binz ambulance on a Mercedes-Benz chassis. This was a common arrangement at the time; most Binz ambulances have used Mercedes chassis, with recent Binz ambulances typically using the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans as their basis.[1]

The model's tailgate opens upward, allowing insertion and removal of the easily-lost patient on a stretcher. Originally released with regular wheels, the model made the transition to Superfast wheels in 1970.[2]

The casting was revised with the original realistic eliptical wheel arch openings rounded off to accomodate the Superfast wheels, and later revised again with the wheel arches enlarged further for the wide Superfast wheels. At some point the Mercedes-Benz hood ornament was also deleted from the top of the grille casting, the opening rear tailgate became cast closed, the headlights became part of the body casting instead of part of the base casting, and the model number was removed from the base casting.

Versions[]

The Mercedes Benz "Binz" Ambulance has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Decals Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
3 1967
1968
1969
1-75 White Red cross Unpainted / Metal Blue tint White Black Rim Original Hub - 5513bf.jpg England Opening rear door. MERCEDES BENZ "BINZ" AMBULANCE on base. 6803 Mercedes-Benz Binz Ambulance.JPG
3 1970
1971
1-75 White Red cross Unpainted / Metal Blue tint White SuperfastSmall.jpg England Opening rear door. MERCEDES BENZ "BINZ" AMBULANCE on base.
Mercedes Benz Binz Ambulance (1970-71).jpg
3 1971
1972
1-75 White Red cross Unpainted / Metal Blue tint White M004f.jpg England 7103 Mercedes-Benz Binz Ambulance.JPG
TP-14 1977 Two Packs Olive green Red cross Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Ivory Wheel 1979 Black.jpg England Mercedes Benz Binz Ambulance (1977 TP-14).jpg

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References[]

  1. BINZ. "Ambulance" and sub-pages. n.d. Accessed February 14, 2014 at http://www.binz.com/en/ambulance-authority/ambulance.html
  2. Wood, Andrew. "Mercedes-Benz Binz Ambulance - 3c". ChezBois.com n.d. Accessed February 14, 2014 at http://www.chezbois.com/non_corgi/matchbox/Model_4569.htm
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