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Matchbox Series 1-75Edit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
1-C Road Roller 1958 Averling-Barford Green with red rollers MB -01c Aveling Barford Road Roller
2-B Dumper 1957 Muir-Hill Green with red dump tray Dumper (2-B)
3-A Cement Mixer 1953 Light blue with red wheels 3A ...
4-B Massey Harris Tractor 1957 Massey-Harris Red Massey-Harris Tractor (4-B)
5-B London Bus 1957 AEC Red DSC 3300
6-B Euclid Dump Truck 1959 Euclid Yellow 6B
7-A Horse Drawn Milk Float 1954 Orange DSC 3303
8-B Caterpillar Tractor 1959 Caterpillar Yellow 8b
9-C Merryweather Marquis Fire Engine 1959 Merryweather Red DSC 3307
10-B Mechanical Horse and Trailer 1958 Scammell Red with tan trailer 10B
11-B Petrol Tanker 1958 ERF Red 11B ...
12-B Land Rover 1959 Land Rover Green DSC 3312
13-B Wreck Truck 1958 Bedord Tan Wreck Truck (13-B)
14-B Daimler Ambulance 1958 Daimler Cream 14B
15-B Rotinoff Super Atlantic Tractor 1959 Rotinoff Orange 15b
16-B Transporter Trailer 1959 Brown 16a..
17-B Bedford Removals Van 1958 Bedford Green 17b
18-B Caterpillar Bulldozer 1958 Caterpillar Yellow Cat. Bulldozer 18b
19-B MGA Sports Car 1958 MG Cream DSC 3321
20-B ERF 68G Truck 1959 ERF Blue 20b
21-B Bedford Duple Luxury Coach 1958 Bedford Green Bedford Duple Luxury Coach (21-B)
22-B 1958 Vauxhall Cresta 1958 Vauxhall Light pink 22B VAUXHALL CRESTA
23-B Berkeley Cavalier Trailer 1958 Berkeley Green 23B
24-B Weatherill Hydraulic Excavator 1959 Weatherill Yellow 24 b
25-A Dunlop Van 1956 Bedford Blue DSC 3331
26-A Concrete Truck 1956 ERF Orange DSC 3334
27-B Bedford Low Loader 1958 Bedford Green with tan trailer Bedford Low Loader (27-B)
28-B Thames Compressor Truck 1959 Thames Yellow 28b thames compressor truck
29-A Bedford Milk Delivery Van 1956 Bedford Tan DSC 3340
30-A Ford Perfect 1956 Ford Gray-brown DSC 3342
31-A Ford Station Wagon 1957 Ford Yellow DSC 3343
32-A Jaguar XK140 1957 Jagaur Cream DSC 3346
33-A Ford Zodiac Mk II Sedan 1957 Ford Turquoise 33a
34-A Volkswagen Microvan 1957 Volkswagen Blue DSC 3351
35-A Marshall Horse Box 1956 ERF Red and tan DSC 3355
36-A Austin A50 1956 Austin Light blue DSC 3357
37-A Karrier Bantam 2 Ton 1957 Karrier Yellow CocaCola 37a
38-A Karrier Refuse Collector 1957 Karrier Gray DSC 3361
39-A Ford Zodiac Convertible 1957 Ford Pink 39a
40-A Bedford 7 Ton Tipper 1957 Bedford Red with tan dump bed 40a
41-A D Type Jaguar 1957 Jaguar Dark green 41 a
42-A Bedford Evening News Van 1957 Bedford Yellow DSC 3370
43-A Hillman Minx 1958 Hillman Light blue & white DSC 3372
44-A Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 1958 Rolls-Royce Light blue DSC 3374
45-A Vauxhall Victor 1958 Vauxhall Yellow DSC 3377
46-A Morris Minor 1000 1958 Morris Dark blue DSC 3380
47-A 1 Ton Trojan Van 1958 Trojan Red DSC 3383
48-A Meteor Sportsman Mk II 1958 Meteor Blue and tan boat with black trailer 48a
49-A M3 Personnel Carrier 1958 Olive green 49a
50-A Commer Pick-Up Mk VIII 1958 Commer Tan Commer Pick-Up Mk VIII (50-A)
51-A Albion Chieftain 1958 Albion Yellow 51
52-A Maserati 4CLT/1948 1958 Maserati Red
53-A Aston Martin 1958 Aston Martin Gray-blue DSC 3393
54-A Saracen Personnel Carrier 1958 Alvis Olive green 54
55-A D.U.K.W 1958 GMC Olive green 55a
56-A London Trolleybus 1958 AEC Red
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57-A Wolseley 1500 1958 Wolseley Green DSC 3400
58-A BEA Coach 1958 AEC Blue 58
59-A Ford Thames Van 1958 Thames Green DSC 3403
60-A Morris J2 Pickup 1958 Morris Blue DSC 3405
61-A Ferret Scout Car 1959 Daimler Olive green 61a
62-A General Service Lorry 1959 AEC Olive green 62a
63-A Ford 3 Ton 4x4 Service Ambulance 1959 Ford Olive green 63a
64-A Scammell Breakdown Truck 1959 Scammell Olive green Break Down Truck 64a
65-A Jaguar 3.4 Litre Saloon 1959 Jaguar Blue DSC 3415
66-A Citroen DS19 1959 Citroen Yellow DSC 3418
67-A Saladin Armoured Car 6x6 1959 Alvis Olive green 67a
68-A Austin Mk 2 Radio Truck 1959 Austin Olive green 68a
69-A Commer 30 CWT Van 1959 Commer Dark red DSC 3424
70-A Ford Thames Estate Car 1959 Thames Light blue and yellow DSC 3425
71-A Austin 200 Gallon Water Truck 1959 Austin Olive green 71a
72-A Fordson Major Tractor 1959 Fordson Blue 72a
73-A 10 Ton Pressure Refueller 1959 Leyland Grey-blue 73A
74-A Mobile Canteen 1959 White
75-A Ford Thunderbird 1959 Ford White & peach DSC 3434

Accessory PacksEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color [1] Photo
A-1 Esso Petrol Pumps 1956 N/A "Esso" decals Red & white Esso Petrol Pumps (A-1)
A-2 Matchbox Car Transporter 1957 Bedford Detachable articulated trailer Blue Matchbox Car Transporter (A-2)
A-3 Metal Lock-Up Garage 1958 N/A Two opening front doors Yellow & red Lock Up Garage (1958 N-3)

Major PacksEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color [1] Photo
M-1 Caterpillar Earthmover 1957 Caterpillar Yellow MAJOR PACK No M1 CATERPILLAR EARTH SCRAPER - England - NM
M-2 Bedford Articulated Truck 1957 Bedford Blue & cream Bedford Articulated Truck (M-2)
M-3 Thorneycroft Antar, Shankey 50 Ton Tank Transporter & Centurion Tank Mark III 1959 Thornycroft, Shanky & Centurion Green 10-Wheel Transporter with Centurion Tank
M-4 Ruston-Bucyrus 1959 Ruston-Bucyrus Red & yellow Ruston Bucyrus (1959)
M-5 Massey Ferguson Combine Harvester 1959 Massey Ferguson Red & yellow [2] Image Not Available

Models of YesteryearEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color [1] Photo
Y-1 Allchin 7 NHP Traction Engine 1956 Allchin Green
Y-2 "B" Type Bus 1912-1920 1956 AEC Dewar's Red
Y-3 1907 London E Class Tramcar 1956 Red
Y-4 Sentinel Steam Waggon 1956 Sentinel Blue
Y-5 1929 Le Mans Bentley 1958 Bentley Green
1929 Le Mans Bentley (Y-5)
Y-6 AEC Y Type Lorry 1957 AEC Grey
Y-7 Leyland 4 Ton Van 1957 Leyland Red
Y-8 1926 Morris Cowley Bullnose 1958 Morris Brown
Y-9 Fowler Big Lion Showman's Engine 1958 Fowler Red & White
Y-10 1908 Grand Prix Mercedes 1958 Mercedes Cream
Y-11 Aveling & Porter Steam Roller 1958 Aveling & Porter Green Aveling and Porter Steam Roller (Y-11)
Y-12 Horse Bus 1959 Red
Y-13 American 4-4-0 Locomotive 1959 Green
Y-14 Duke of Connaught Locomotive 1959 Green

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Range of models by Lesney (1959 Matchbox catalogue - second edition)
  2. Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989, page 150
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