Series 1-75Edit

There were 75 models in the Series 1-75 range for 1965.[1]

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
1-D Aveling Barford Road Roller 1962 Aveling-Barford Pivoting front roller Green with red rollers 1962 1d ROAD ROLLER
2-C Muir Hill Dumper 1961 Muir-Hill Tipping dump bed Red with green dumper 6102 Muir Hill Dumper R
3-B Bedford Tipper 1961 Bedford Tipping dump bed Grey with red dumper 3b Bedford Tipper
4-C Triumph Motorcycle & Sidecar 1960 Triumph Metallic Turquoise DSC 3298
5-D Routemaster Bus 1965 AEC Red 6505 Routemaster Bus
6-C Euclid Dump Truck 1964 Euclid Tipping dump bed Yellow 6C
7-B Ford Anglia 1961 Ford Light blue Ford Anglia
8-D Caterpillar D8 Tractor 1964 Caterpillar Yellow MB -08d Caterpillar Tractor
9-C Merryweather Marquis Series III Fire Engine 1959 Merryweather Red MB -09c Merryweather Marquis Series III Fire Engine
10-C Foden 15 Ton Sugar Container 1961 Foden Blue DSC 3309
11-C Jumbo Crane 1965 Taylor Boom elevates & rotates Yellow Taylor Jumbo Crane (No 11)
12-B Land Rover 1959 Land Rover Green DSC 3312
13-D Dodge Wreck Truck 1965 Dodge Green and yellow Dodge Wreck Truck (No 13)
14-C Bedford Ambulance 1962 Bedford Opening rear doors White BedfordAmbulance
15-C Refuse Truck 1963 Dennis Dump box tips and tailgate opens Blue with grey dumper 6315 Tippax Refuse Collector
16-C Scammell Snow Plough 1964 Scammell Tipping dump bed

plough rotates

Grey with orange bed 6416 Scammell Snow Plough
17-D Hoveringham Tipper 1963 Foden Dump bed tips & tailgate opens Red with orange dump bed Hoveringham Tipper (No 17)
18-D Caterpillar D8 Bulldozer 1964 Caterpillar Rubber crawler tracks Yellow 1964 18D (2)
19-D Lotus Racing Car 1965 Lotus Green Lotus (No 19)
20-C Chevrolet Impala Taxi 1965 Chevrolet Yellow Chevrolet Impala Taxi (No.20)
21-C Commer Milk Truck 1961 Commer Light Green DSC 3324
22-C Pontiac Grand Prix Sports Coupe 1965 Pontiac Opening doors Red MB -22c Pontiac GP E-box
23-D Trailer Caravan 1965 Removable roof Yellow & white Caravan-A
24-B Weatherill Hydraulic Excavator 1959 Weatherill Shovel pivots Yellow 1959 24B (2)
25-C Petrol Tanker 1965 Bedford BP signage

Front Cab tips forward

Yellow, white & green Petrol Tanker (No 25)
26-B Foden Concrete Truck 1961 Foden Mixing drum rotates Orange 6226 Foden Cement Mixer 2nd
27-C Cadillac Sixty Special 1960 Cadillac Metallic pink with white top DSC 3336
28-C Mark 10 Jaguar 1964 Jaguar Bonnet/hood opens Metallic brown 28c mark 10 jaguar
29-B Austin A55 Cambridge Sedan 1961 Austin Light green & dark green MB -29b Austin Cambridge BPW w D-box
30-C 8 Wheel Crane 1965 Faun Boom rotates Green with orange boom 8 Wheel Crane (30-C)
31-C Lincoln Continental 1964 Lincoln Opening trunk Blue 31c lincoln continental
32-B E Type Jaguar 1962 Jaguar Metallic red 32b jaguar xke
33-B Ford Zephyr 6 MkIII 1963 Ford Blue 33b ford zephyr 6 mkiii
34-B Volkswagen Caravette 1962 Volkswagen Opening side doors Light green 34b volkswagen camper
35-B Snow Trac Tractor 1964 Aktiv Fischer Rubber Crawler tracks Red 35b snow trac tractor
36-B Lambretta TV 176 1961 Lambretta Light green 36B LAMBRETTA SCOOTER
37-B Coca Cola Lorry 1960 Karrier Yellow DSC 3359
38-B Vauxhall Victor Estate Car 1963 Vauxhall Opening tailgate Yellow 38b vauxhall victor estate car
39-B Pontiac Convertible 1962 Pontiac Yellow 39b pontiac convertible
40-B Leyland Royal Tiger Coach 1961 Leyland Grey DSC 3366
41-C Ford GT 1965 Ford White Ford GT - 5506ff
42-B Studebaker Lark Wagonaire 1965 Studebaker Roof panel opens, Removable hunter & dog Turquoise 6442 Studebaker Lark Wagonaire
43-B Aveling-Barford Tractor Shovel 1962 Aveling-Barford Shovel pivots Yellow Averling-Barford Tractor Shovel (43-B)
44-B Rolls Royce Phantom V 1964 Rolls-Royce Opening trunk/boot Metallic tan 44b rolls royce phantom v
45-B Ford Corsair with Boat 1965 Ford Removable boat and roof rack Yellow with green boat Ford Corsair with Boat
46-B Pickfords Removal Van 1960 Guy Rear door opens Green DSC 3381
47-A Commer Ice Cream Canteen 1963 Commer Blue 47b commer ice cream canteen
48-B Sports Boat and Trailer 1961 Removeable boat. Outboard motor pivots. Red & cream boat with blue trailer 48B Sports Boat
49-A M3 Personnel Carrier 1958 GMC Olive green 49a
50-B John Deere Tractor 1964 John Deere Green 50b john deere tractor
51-B John Deere Trailer 1964 John Deere Removeable barrels Green with yellow barrels 51b john deere trailer
52-B BRM Racing Car 1965 BRM Blue B.R.M (No.52)
53-B Mercedes-Benz 220 SE 1963 Mercedes-Benz Opening doors Red Mercedes 220 SE
54-B S & S Cadillac Ambulance 1965 Cadillac White S & S Cadillac Ambulance - 2437df
55-B Ford Fairlane Police Car 1963 Ford Metallic blue 55b ford fairlane police car
56-B Fiat 1500 1965 Fiat Turquoise 6556 Fiat 1500
57-B Chevrolet Impala 1961 Chevrolet Metallic blue 57b chevrolet impala
58-B Drott Excavator 1962 International Shovel pivots Red 58B DROTT EXCAVATOR
59-B Ford Fairlane Fire Chief's Car 1963 Ford Red 59B FORD FAIRLANE FIRE CHIEF CAR
60-A Morris J2 Pickup 1958 Morris Blue DSC 3405
61-A Ferret Scout Car 1959 Daimler Olive green 61a
62-B TV Service Van 1963 Commer Opening rear door & removeable television sets Cream 62b tv service van
63-B Foamite Crash Tender 1964 Alvis Removable Ladder and suction hose Red

White Ladder & Suction Hose

6463 Foamite Crash Tender
64-A Scammell Breakdown Truck 1959 Scammell Olive green Break Down Truck 64a
65-B Jaguar 3.4 Litre 1962 Jaguar Opening hood Dark red 65b jaguar 3-4 litre saloon
66-B Harley Davidson & Sidecar 1962 Harley-Davidson Bronze 66B HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
67-A Saladin Armoured Car 6x6 1959 Alvis Rotating turret Olive green 67a
68-A Austin Mk 2 Radio Truck 1959 Austin Green 68a
69-B Tractor Shovel 1965 Hatra Pivoting shovel Orange
Hatra Orange
70-A Thames Estate Car 1959 Thames Teal & yellow DSC 3425
71-B Jeep Gladiator 1964 Jeep Opening doors Red 71b jeep gladiator pickup
72-A Fordson Major Tractor 1959 Fordson Blue 72a
73-B Ferrari F1 Racing Car 1962 Ferrari Red 73b ferrari f1 racing car
74-A Mobile Refreshment Canteen 1959 Opening side panel Silver DSC 3432
75-B Ferrari Berlinetta 1965 Ferrari Green 6575 Ferrari Berlinetta

King SizeEdit

There are fifteen King Size models illustrated in the 1965 Matchbox Collector's Catalogue - International Edition.[2]

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
K-1 Hoveringham Tipper 1964 Foden Dump Bed Tips Red & orange Hoveringham Tipper (1964-69)
K-2 KW-Dart Dump Truck 1964 KW-Dart Dump Bed Tips Yellow KW-Dart Dump Truck (1964-68)
K-3 Hatra Tractor Shovel 1965 Hatra Movable Shovel Orange & grey Hatra
K-4 McCormick International Tractor 1961 International Red K4 1960 INTERNATIONAL TRACTOR
K-5 Foden Dump Truck 1961 Foden Dump Bed Tips Yellow K5 FODEN TIPPER
K-6 Allis-Chalmers Motor Scraper 1961 Allis-Chalmers Orange K6 ALLIS-CHALMERS SCRAPER
K-7 Curtiss-Wright Rear Dumper 1961 Curtiss-Wright Yellow K7 Curtiss-Wright Rear Dumper

Prime Mover and Transporter with Caterpillar Crawler Tractor

1962 Scammell, unknown & Caterpillar Orange, orange & yellow K8
K-9 Aveling Barford Road Roller 1962 Averling-Barford Green & red 1962 K-9A ROAD ROLLER
K-10 Aveling-Barford Tractor Shovel 1963 Aveling-Bardford Turquoise Matchbox-K-10-Aveling-Barford-Tractor-Shovel
K-11 Fordson Tractor & Whitlock Trailer 1963 Fordson & unknown Trailer Bed Tips Blue & White Fordson Tractor & Whitlock Trailer (1963-69)
K-12 Foden Breakdown Tractor 1963 Foden Green & yellow Foden Breakdown Tractor (K-12)
K-13 Ready-mix Concrete Truck 1963 ERF Concrete mixing drum rotates Orange Ready-mix Concrete Truck (1963-66K-13)
K-14 Taylor Jumbo Crane 1964 Taylor Movable hook and boom Yellow Taylor Jumbo Crane (K-14 Yellow)
K-15 Merryweather Fire Engine 1964 Merryweather Movable Ladder Red & grey Merryweather Fire Engine (1964-70 K-15)

Major PacksEdit

There are ten Major Packs illustrated in the 1965 Matchbox Collector's Catalogue - International Edition.[2]

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
M-1 B.P. Autotanker 1961 Leyland Yellow, white & green BP Autotanker FRONT
M-2 Bedford Tractor & York Freightmaster Trailer 1961 Bedford Opening rear doors Red & grey Bedford Tractor & York Freightmaster Trailer
M-3 10-Wheel Transporter with Centurion Tank 1959 Thornycroft & Centurion Tank turret rotates Green 10-Wheel Transporter with Centurion Tank
M-4 Fruehauf Hopper 1965 GMC + Fruehauf Red & grey Fruehauf
M-5 Massey Ferguson Combine Harvester 1959 Massey Ferguson Red & yellow Harvester M5
M-6 Racing Car Transporter 1965 Generic Green Racing Car Transporter (Green)
M-7 Dodge Tractor with Fruehauf Tippers 1965 Dodge Model not issued as Major Pack [3] Green & yellow Dodge Fruehauf
M-8 Guy Warrior Car Transporter 1964 Guy Blue & orange Guy Warrior Car Transporter (K8)
M-9 Inter-State Double-Freighter 1962 Hendrickson Rear doors open on trailers Blue & grey Inter-State Double-Freighter (M-9)
M-10 Dinkum Dumper 1962 Whitlock Dump tray tips Yellow Dinkum Dumper M-10

Models of YesteryearEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
Y-1 1911 Ford Model T 1964 Ford Red 1911 Ford Model T (Y-1)
Y-2 1911 Renault 1963 Renault Green Renault 2 seater
Y-3 1910 Benz Limousine 1965 Benz Cream & green Benz Limo
Y-4 1905 Shand-Mason

Horse-Drawn Fire Engine

1960 Shand-Mason Red with Black Horses Horse-DrawnFireEngine
Y-5 1929 4½ Litre Bentley 1962 Bentley lever on side moves slightly Green LeMans
Y-6 1926 Type 35 Bugatti 1961 Bugatti Red
Red Bugatti
Y-7 1913 Mercer Raceabout 1961 Mercer Yellow Matchbox-yesteryear-y-7-1913-mercer-raceabout
Y-8 1914 Sunbeam 1962 Sunbeam front handlebars rotate Silver 1914 Sunbeam
Y-9 1924 Fowler "Big Lion"

Showman's Engine

1958 Fowler Red with White roof and Yellow Wheels Fowler
Y-10 1928 Mercedes Benz 36/220 1963 Mercedes-Benz White Mercedes Benz 36 220
Y-11 1912 Packard Landaulet 1964 Packard Red Packard Landaulet
Y-12 1899 London Horse-Bus 1959 Red Horsebus
Y-13 1862 "General" Locomotive 1959 Alco

(American Locomotive Company)

Red and Green American 4-4-0
Y-14 1903 "Duke of Connaught" Locomotive 1959 Green Dukeofconnaught
Y-15 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1960 Rolls-Royce Green Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
Y-16 1904 Spyker Veteran Automobile 1962 Spyker Yellow Spyker


  1., MB75 Yearly Standard Range of Regular Models = 1965 Retrieved 31 December 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 1965 Matchbox Collector's Catalogue - International Edition
  3. Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989, page 155
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