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Series 1-75Edit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
1-C Road Roller 1958 Aveling Barford Front roller pivots Green with red rollers MB -01c Aveling Barford Road Roller
2-B Dumper 1957 Muir-Hill Tipping dump bed Green with red dump tray Dumper (2-B)
3-B Bedford Tipper 1961 Bedford Tray tips & tailgate opens Gray with red tray 3b Bedford Tipper
4-C Triumph Motorcycle & Sidecar 1960 Triumph Metallic blue DSC 3298
5-C London Bus 1961 AEC Red London bus 5c 1957
6-B Euclid Dump Truck 1957 Euclid Dump tray tips Yellow 6B
7-B Ford Anglia 1961 Ford Light blue DSC 3304
8-C Caterpillar Tractor 1961 Caterpillar Yellow CAT tractor 8c
9-C Merryweather Marquis Fire Engine 1959 Merryweather Red DSC 3307
10-C Sugar Container Truck 1960 Foden Blue DSC 3309
11-B Petrol Tanker 1958 ERF Red 11B ...
12-B Land Rover 1959 Land Rover Green DSC 3312
13-C Thames Trader Wreck Truck 1961 Thames Red Thames wrecker 13c
14-B Daimler Ambulance 1958 Daimler Cream 14B
15-B Rotinoff Super Atlantic Tractor 1959 Rotinoff Orange 15b
16-B Atlantic Trailer 1957 Orange 16b
17-C Austin Metropolitan Taxi 1960 Austin Dark red 17c 1
18-C Caterpillar Bulldozer 1961 Caterpillar Yellow 18C CAT BULLDOZER
19-C Aston Martin DBR 5 1961 Aston Martin Green 19C ASTON MARTIN
20-B ERF 68G Truck 1959 ERF Blue 20b 1
21-C Commer Milk Truck 1961 Commer Light green DSC 3324
22-B 1958 Vauxhall Cresta 1958 Vauxhall Pink and blue 22B VAUXHALL CRESTA
23-C Bluebird Dauphine Trailer 1960 Bluebird Door opens Brown DSC 3328
24-B Weatherill Hydraulic Excavator 1959 Weatherill Shovel can be raised Yellow 24B WEATHERHILL EXCAVATOR
25-B Volkswagen 1200 Sedan 1960 Volkswagen Metallic blue DSC 3332
26-B Foden Concrete Truck 1961 Foden Mixing drum rotates Orange 6226 Foden Cement Mixer 2nd
27-C Cadillac Sixty Special 1960 Cadillac Silver with cream roof
Vintage-Matchbox-Lesney-27-Cadillac-Sixty-Special-in- 1
28-B Thames Compressor Truck 1959 Thames Yellow 28b thames compressor truck
29-B Austin A55 Cambridge Sedan 1961 Austin Two-tone green DSC 3341
30-A Ford Perfect 1956 Ford Cream DSC 3342
31-B Ford Station Wagon 1960 Ford Metallic turquoise with cream top Ford Station Wagon (1959)
32-A Jaguar XK140 1957 Jaguar Cream DSC 3346
33-A Ford Zodiac Mk II Sedan 1957 Ford Grey and orange 1957 33A V
34-A Volkswagen Microvan 1957 Volkswagen Blue DSC 3351
35-A Marshall Horse Box 1956 ERF Loading ramp lowers Red and tan DSC 3355
36-A Austin A50 1956 Austin Light blue DSC 3357
37-B Coca Cola Lorry 1960 Karrier Orange DSC 3359
38-A Karrier Refuse Collector 1957 Karrier Gray DSC 3361
39-A Ford Zodiac Convertible 1957 Ford Pink 39a
40-B Leyland Royal Tiger Coach 1961 Leyland Blueish-grey 6140 Leyland Royal Tiger CoachR
41-B D Type Jaguar 1960 Jaguar Dark green DSC 3368
42-A Bedford Evening News Van 1957 Bedford Yellow DSC 3370
43-A Hillman Minx 1958 Hillman Light blue 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-B Pickfords Removal Van 1959 Guy Rear door can be raised Dark blue DSC 3381
47-A 1 Ton Trojan Van 1958 Trojan Red DSC 3383
48-B Sports Boat & Trailer 1961 Boat & trailer can be separated Red and tan 48B Sports Boat
49-A M3 Personnel Carrier 1958 GMC Flexible tracks Olive green 49a
50-A Commer Pick-Up Mk VIII 1958 Commer Red with white top 50a
51-A Albion Chieftain 1958 Albion Yellow 51
52-A Maserati 4CLT Racer 1958 Maserati Red
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53-A Aston Martin 1958 Aston Martin Gray-blue DSC 3393
54-A Saracen Personnel Carrier 1958 Alvis Rotating turret Olive green 54
55-A D.U.K.W 1958 Olive green 55a
56-A London Trolleybus 1958 Red 56a
57-B Chevrolet Impala 1961 Chevrolet Two-tone blue 57b chevrolet impala
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 Olive green 61a
62-A General Service Lorry 1959 AEC Olive green 62a
63-A Ford 3 Ton 4x4 Service Ambulance 1959 Commer Olive green 63a
64-A Scammell Breakdown Truck 1959 Scammell Olive green Break Down Truck 64a
65-A Jaguar 3.4 Litre 1959 Jaguar Blue DSC 3415
66-A Citroen DS19 1959 Ciroen Yellow DSC 3418
67-A Saladin Armoured Car 6x6 1959 Alvis Rotating turret Olive green 67a
68-A Austin Mk 2 Radio Truck 1959 Austin Olive green 68a
69-A Commer 30 CWT Van 1959 Commer Side door slides 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-glue 73A
74-A Mobile Refreshment Canteen 1959 Side window opens Silver DSC 3432
75-A Ford Thunderbird 1960 Ford White and pink DSC 3434

Accessory PacksEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
A-1 Esso Petrol Pumps 1956 Red & white Esso Petrol Pumps (A-1)
A-2 Matchbox Car Transporter 1957 Bedford Blue Matchbox Car Transporter (A-2)
A-3 Metal Lock-Up Garage 1958 Yellow, red & green Lock Up Garage (1958 N-3)
A-4 Road Signs 1960 Grey, white & red
Signs
A-5 Double Fronted Store 1961 Green, cream & red
Store

King SizeEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
K-1 Weatherill Hydraulic Shovel 1960 Weatherill Yellow K1 1960 WEATHERHILL SHOVEL
K-2 Muir-Hill Dumper 1960 Muir-Hill Red K2 1960 MUIR DUMPER
K-3 Caterpillar Bulldozer 1960 Caterpillar Yellow Caterpillar Bulldozer (K-3)
K-4 McCormick International Tractor 1961 McCormick International NEW Red K4 1960 INTERNATIONAL TRACTOR
K-5 Foden Dumper Truck 1961 Foden NEW Yellow K5 FODEN TIPPER
K-6 Allis-Chalmers Motor Scraper 1961 Allis-Chalmers NEW Orange Allis-Chalmers Motor Scraper (K-6, silver wheels)
K-7 Curtiss-Wright Rear Dumper 1961 Curtiss-Wright NEW Yellow K7 Curtiss-Wright Rear Dumper

Major PacksEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
M-1 Caterpillar Earthmover 1957 Caterpillar Articulated trailer Yellow MAJOR PACK No M1 CATERPILLAR EARTH SCRAPER - England - NM
M-2 Bedford Tractor & York Freightmaster Trailer 1961 Bedford Articulated trailer Orange & silver
Tire Truck
M-3 Thorneycroft Antar, Shankey 50 Ton Tank Tranpsorter & Centurion Tank Mark III 1959 Thornycroft & Centurion Tank turret rotates 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
Harvester M5
M-6 Scammell 6x6 Tractor & Crane 200 Ton Transporter 1959 Scammell Blue & red
PickfordLowLoader
M-7 Thames Trader Jennings Cattle Truck 1960 Thames Drop down rear ramp Red & brown
CattleTruckBlackWheels
M-8 Thornycroft Tractor & 2400 Gallon Trailer Tanker 1960 Thornycroft Red & white
Mobilgas Tanker

Models of YesteryearEdit

Series No. Model Name [1] First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
Y-1 Allchin Steam Traction Engine 1956 Allchin Green
TractionEngine
Y-2 B Type London Bus 1956 AEC Red
BTypeBus
Y-3 London E Class Tramcar 1956 Red
ETypeTram
Y-4 Shand-Mason Horse-Drawn Fire Engine 1960 Shand-Mason Red
Horse-DrawnFireEngine
Y-5 1929 Le Mans Bentley 1958 Bentley Green
1929 Le Mans Bentley (Y-5)
Y-6 1926 Type 35 Bugatti [2] 1961 Bugatti Blue 1926 Type 35 Bugatti
Y-7 Leyland 4 Ton Van 1957 Leyland Red & white
4-ton
Y-8 1926 Morris Cowley Bullnose 1958 Morris Brown & black
Bullnose
Y-9 Fowler Big Lion Showman's Engine 1958 Fowler Red & white
Fowler
Y-10 1908 Grand Prix Mercedes 1958 Mercedes Cream
Grandprixmercedes
Y-11 1920 Aveling and Porter Steam Roller 1958 Aveling and Porter Green
Aveling and Porter Steam Roller (Y-11)
Y-12 Horse-Bus 1959 Red
Horsebus
Y-13 American 4-4-0 Locomotive 1959 Green & red
American 4-4-0
Y-14 Duke of Connaught 4-2-2 Locomotive 1959 Green & black
Dukeofconnaught
Y-15 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1960 Rolls-Royce Green
Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

ReferencesEdit

  1. Models of Yesteryear Series, Matchbox International Pocket Catalogue (1961)
  2. www.vintagebritishdiecasts.co.uk Retrieved 13 January 2017
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