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Mercury Commuter
Debut Series 1-75
Produced 1969 to 1973
Number 73
Scale 1:72
6873 Mercury Commuter.JPG


This model has been issued in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Labels Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Country Notes / Variations Photo
73 1969 1-75 Light green none unpainted clear white MB silver dish.jpg England Dogs in rear window 6873 Mercury Commuter.JPG
73 1970


1-75 Light green none unpainted clear white SuperfastSmall.jpg England Dogs in rear window MATCHBOX-LESNEY SERIES -73 MERCURY WAGON WITH DOGS ENGLAND (2).jpg
73 1972 1-75 Red Bull's head unpainted clear white MB 5 SP.jpg England Dogs in rear window, wider castline DSC 17734 (Small) (2).JPG

The No. 73 Mercury Commuter is a model of a 1968 Mercury Commuter station wagon, commonly found in green with a pale interior. The model may be most notable for the two dogs in the back cargo area, peering out of the open rear window. Initially offered with Autosteer, the model was later converted to Superfast wheels.

This model was given a mild redesign to create the Mercury Police Car, and likely influenced the dogs and initial coloring of the Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser (1971). Early editions of casting 55D, the Mercury Park Lane Police Car, shared a base with the Commuter; the common base is labeled "No 55 or 73 / Mercury".


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High Mileage Mercury Police Car 20120720 JSCC.jpg

Mercury Park Lane Police Car.jpg

Mercury (Twin Pack TP-10).jpg