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This article concerns the 1996 ambulance casting, first issued in 1997. You may be looking for a different ambulance casting.

Ambulance (1996)
Debut Series Matchbox 1-75
Produced 1997-2001
Number MB299
Scale 1:80
Ambulance white and black

Ambulance (1996), also issued as Ford Ambulance, was originally released in 1997. It depicts a modern Type III North American Ambulance, built on a Ford chassis. The vehicle lacks an interior, using textured windows to hide the fact. As an emergency vehicle with a large, flat surfaces on its top and sides, this casting was popular with third-party customizers; this page is limited to those versions released directly by Matchbox.

VersionsEdit

The Ambulance (1996) was made in China through the entire length of its run. Matchbox issued it in the following 1/80 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Wheel Type Toy number(s) Notes / Variations Photo
1997 White with Blue and silver Ambulance, 27, Ambulance tampos Chrome / Plastic Textured Eight dot rims Ford Ambulance MB51-K3
1998 Yellow with red and white Ambulance, 27, Ambulance tampos Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Eight dot rims Same graphic design as 1997, but in different colors MBX Ambulance Yellow
1998 1-75 Challenge Bronze metallic (no tampos) Chrome / Plastic Textured smoke Eight dot rims 75 Challenge %! Ambulance 20120525 JSCC
N/A 1998 Around Town 5-Pack Burgundy and white Call 911, County EMS, ambulance tampos Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Eight dot rims AmbulanceAroundTown
N/A 1998 Premiere Red with White stripe Fire Rescue Unit 3, painted lights Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Chrome hubs with black plastic tires
1999 Blue Ridge, NY tampos Chrome / Plastic Textured clear Eight dot rims Ford Ambulance blue
N/A 1999 5-pack: Mountain Rescue White Maouintain Rescue tampos, Ambulance cut-out Chrome / Plastic Textured clear Eight dot rims 5-pack mtn rescue JSCC
87 2000 Police Patrol (1-75) Silver metallic Red striping on box, with "EMT" cut out on left side. Yellow EKG pattern along side. Chrome / Plastic Textured Clear Eight dot rims 87 Same as 2001 issue but with 8-dot wheels 2000 Ford Ambulance Pass side JSCC
MB40 2000 (INT) White Metropolitan Police Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Eight dot rims Metropolitan Police Ambulance JSCC
N/A 2000 "5-Alarm" Launcher White Red and blue striping and graphics, "5-Alarm Ambulance" legend. Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Eight dot rims 5-Alarm JSCC
N/A 2000 5 pack: Serve a Protect Red EMS caduceus logos in yellow and blue Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Eight dot rims 5-pack 2 JSCC
N/A 2000 Premiere Dark Blue Yellow lights and text: U.S.A.F. Flight Crew Transport Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Black hubs with black plastic tires
N/A 2000 Premiere White with orange stripes Las Vegas Fire Department tampos Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Chrome hubs with black plastic tires Red and blue light bar
87 2001 Police Patrol (1-75) Silver metallic Same as 2000. Chrome / Plastic Textured Clear 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf same as 2000 issue, but with teardrop wheels Silver Ford Ambulance 1996 20120525 JSCC
MB55 2001 (INT) White Ambulance, black fenders and hood, Ambulance tampos Chrome / Plastic Textured Blue 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf 93926 (INT) Card says Ford Ambulance Ambulance white and black
N/A 2001 "5-Alarm" Launcher White Red and blue striping and graphics, "5-Alarm Ambulance" legend. Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf Similar to 5-Alarm Launcher version of 2000, but with red and blue reversed.
N/A 2001 Metro Alarm 5-pack Orange White, silver, and black graphics, "Metro Alarm" legend. Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf Metro Alarm Ambulance JSCC
N/A 2001 German 3-pack Silver metallic Black and White striping and graphics, "Ambulance" legend. Chrome / Plastic Textured Smoke Eight dot rims
N/A 2001 set, with book White Red and silver striping and graphics, "911 Emergency" legend. Chrome / Plastic Textured Yellow 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf Lic Plate Book Night JSCC

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