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Series 1-75Edit

The 1-75 models were listed in the 1978 Matchbox catalog under the name "Matchbox 75". Most were issued with Superfast Wheels.

Model No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Special Features Color Photo
1 Dodge Challenger 1976 Dodge Red & white 7601 Dodge Challenger R
2 Hovercraft 1976 Generic Light green 7602 Hovercraft
3 Porsche Turbo 1978 Porsche Opening doors Brown 7803 Porsche Turbo R
4 Pontiac Firebird 1975 Pontiac Blue 7504 Pontiac Firebird
5 Seafire 1975 Generic White & blue 7505 Seafire Boat
6 Mercedes 350SL 1974 Mercedes Yellow with black top 7606 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL
7 V W Golf 1976 Volkswagen Removable surf boards Green 7607 V.W. Golf R
8 De Tomaso Pantera 1976 De Tomaso White & blue MATCHBOX-LESNEY SUPERFAST -8 DE TOMASO PANTERA 1975 ENGLAND (2)
9 Ford Escort RS2000 1978 Ford White 7809 Ford Escort RS 2000 R
10 Mustang Piston Popper 1973 Ford Rolamatic - pistons move up and down Blue 7310 Piston Popper R
11 Car Transporter 1976 Bedford Orange 7611 Car Transporter
12 Big Bull 1975 Generic

tow hook, real rubber tracks

Orange & green Big Bull Black Tread 20120602 JSCC
13 Snorkel 1977 GMC Rotating, moveable hoist Red 7713 Snorkel Fire Engine L
14 Mini Ha Ha 1975 Mini Red 7514 Mini Ha Ha R
15 Fork Lift Truck 1972 Lansing Bagnall moveable forks Red 7215 Fork lift Truck R
16 Badger 1974 Generic Rolamatic - radar dish spins Bronze 7416 Badger
17 The Londoner 1972 Daimler Red 7217 The Londoner L
18 Hondarora 1975 Honda Handlebars pivot Red Hondarora red
19 Cement Truck 1976 Generic Mixing drum rotates and tips Red 7619 Cement Truck
20 Police Patrol 1975 Range Rover Rolamatic - light bubble rotates White & orange Range Rover 20120720 JSCC
21 Renault 5TL 1978 Renault Opening rear hatch Blue Renault 5TL Blue
22 Blaze Buster 1975 Generic Red 7522 Blaze Buster ChrtL
23 Atlas 1975 Generic Tippable dumper Blue & orange 7522 Atlas R
24 Shunter 1978 Generic Green Shunter
25 Flat Car & Container 1978 Generic Removeable SEALAND container Black with tan & red or cream & red container Flat Car & Container (MB25, Sealand)
26 Site Dumper 1976 Generic Bed dumps Yellow with red dump tray 7626 Site Dumper R
27 Lamborghini Countach 1973 Lamborghini Streakers opening rear hatch Red 7827 Lamborghini Countach
28 Stoat 1974 Generic Rolamatic - soldier rotates Olive green 7828 Stoat R
29 Tractor Shovel 1976 Muir-Hill Bucket arms pivot Yellow with red bucket 7629 Tractor Shovel
30 Swamp Rat 1976 Generic Propeller rotates, soldier rotates Olive green 7630 Swamp Rat
31 Caravan 1977 Generic Left side door opens White 7731 Caravan R
32 Field Gun 1978 Generic Gun fires plastic missiles Olive green Field Gun
33 Police Motorcycle 1977 Honda Removable rider White 7733 Police Motorcycle L
34 Vantastic 1975 Ford Orange 7534 Vantastic R
35 Fandango 1975 Generic Rolamatic - fan spins Red 7735 Fandango
36 Formula 5000 1975 Generic Red 7736 Formula 5000
37 Skip Truck 1976 Generic Dumpster unloads with pivoting arms Red 7637 Skip Truck R
38 Armoured Jeep 1976 Jeep Movable gun Olive green & black Armoured Jeep (MB38)
39 Clipper 1973 Generic Rolamatic - exhaust tips move up and down Pink 7339 Clipper R
40 Horse-Box 1977 Bedford Opening side door, two removeable horses Metalflake green with cream Box 7740 Horse Box GrnWhtL
41 Ambulance 1978 Chevrolet Opening rear doors White 7841 Ambulance L
42 Mercedes-Benz Container Truck 1977 Mercedes-Benz Removeable container Red 7642 Mercedes Container Truck
43 0-4-0 Steam Loco 1978 Generic Black and red 7843 040 Steam Loco R
44 Passenger Coach 1978 Generic Black, white and red 44c
45 BMW 3.0 CSL 1976 BMW Opening doors Orange 7645 BMW 3.0 CSL R
46 Ford Tractor and Harrow 1978 Ford removable yellow plastic cultivator Blue 7846 Ford Tractor L
47 Beach Hopper 1974 Generic Rolamatic - driver bounces Blue 7447 Beach Hopper
48 Sambron Jacklift 1973 Sambron Forks lift Yellow 7748 Sambron Jacklift L
49 Crane Truck 1976 Generic Boom rotates, raises and extends Yellow Crane Truck 20120602 JSCC
50 Articulated Truck 1973 Generic Pivoting removable trailer Yellow cab with light blue trailer Articulated Truck (No. 50 - Yellow & blue)
51 Combine Harvester 1978 Generic Yellow combine blades rotate, grain shute pivots Red 7851 Combine Harvester R
52 Police Launch 1976 Generic White with blue hull 7552 Police Launch
53 Jeep CJ6 1977 Jeep Red & tan Jeep CJ6 R
54 Personnel Carrier 1976 Generic gun rotates Olive green 7654 Personnel Carrier
55 Hellraiser 1975 Generic Metalflake blue 7755 Hellraiser R
56 Hi-Tailer 1974 Generic White 7456 Hi-Tailer
57 Wildlife Truck 1973 Ford Rolamatic - lion in back spins Yellow 7357 Wild Life Truck
58 Faun Dump Truck 1976 Faun Tipping dump bed Yellow Faun Dump 20120602 JSCC
59 Planet Scout 1975 Generic Green 7559 Planet Scout
60 Holden Pickup 1977 Holden Red 7760 Holden Pickup L
61 Wreck Truck 1978 Ford Moveable tow arms Red Wreck Truck 1979
62 Renault 17TL 1974 Renault Doors open Red 7462 Renault 17TL R
63 Freeway Gas Tanker 1973 Generic Pivoting trailer Red & white Freeway Gas Tanker
64 Fire Chief Car 1976 Generic Red 7664 Fire Chief
65 Airport Coach 1977 Generic Blue and white 7765 Airport Coach
66 Ford Transit 1977 Ford Removable pallet load Orange 7766 Ford Transit R
67 Datsun 260 Z 2+2 1978 Datsun Doors open Pink Datsun 260 Z 2+2
68 Cosmobile 1975 Generic Blue 7568 Cosmobile R
69 Armored Truck 1978 Unknown Red 7869 Armoured Truck R
70 S.P. Gun 1976 Generic Rolamatic - gun recoils Olive green MB-70
71 Cattle Truck 1976 Dodge Two removeable bulls Bronze & yellow Cattle Truck 77
72 Hovercraft SRN 6 1972 Saunders-Roe White, black & red 7272 SRN6 Hovercraft
73 Weasel 1974 Generic Dark green Weasel 1978
74 Cougar Villager 1978 Mercury Downward-opening tailgate Light green 7874 Cougar Villager
75 Seasprite Helicopter 1977 Kaman Blades rotate White 7775 Seasprite Helicopter R

Super KingsEdit

Series No. [1] Model Name [1] First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Colour [1] Photo
K-1 Hydraulic Excavator 1970 O&K operational boom Red & gray DSC 9052
K-2 Car Recovery Vehicle 1977 Generic With Ford Capri II Blue Car Recovery Vehicle (1978 K-2 Capri II)
K-3 Mod Tractor and Trailer 1974 Generic Removable trailer Green & yellow Mod Tractor and Trailer (K-3 Green)
K-4 Big Tipper 1974 Generic dumping bed Red with yellow dump bed Big Tipper (K004)
K-5 Muir-Hill Tractor & Trailer 1972 Muir-Hill removable trailer with dumping bed Yellow Muir-Hill Tractor & Trailer (1972-80)
K-6 Motor Cycle Transporter 1976 Generic removable Hondarora Metalflake blue cab, red motor cycle 7606 Motorcycle Transporter EngL
K-7 Racing Car Transporter 1973 Generic opening doors and ramp removable race car Yellow Racing Car Transporter (Yellow)
K-8 Caterpillar Traxcavator 1970 Caterpillar shovel deck raises & lowers Yellow & orange Caterpillar Traxcavator (1971-79)
K-9 Fire Tender 1973 Generic rotating ladder Red Fire Tender (K-9 DENVER)
K-10 Car Transporter 1976 Generic removable trailer with operating ramp Red Car Transporter (1976-81 1)
K-11 Pickup Truck 1976 Generic pivoting booms and hooks Yellow Pick-Up Truck (1976-78)
K-12 Herkules Mobile Crane 1975 Generic operational boom Yellow Herkules Mobile Crane (1975-80)
K-13 Aircraft Transporter 1976 Generic removable unassembled Jet Red Aircraft Transporter (1976-81 K-13)
K-14 Heavy Breakdown Truck 1977 Generic operating boom and hook White and red Heavy Breakdown Truck (1977)
K-15 Londoner 1973 Generic Red The Londoner (1973 1976)
K-16/3 Articulated Petrol Tanker Ford LTS 1974 Ford Removable trailer Red & white "TEXACO" Articulated Petrol Tanker (1974 TEXACO)
K-16/4 Articulated Petrol Tanker Ford LTS 1974 Ford Removable trailer Yellow & white "Shell"
K-16/5 Articulated Petrol Tanker Ford LTS 1974 Ford Removable trailer White & red "EXXON"
K-16/6 Articulated Petrol Tanker Ford LTS 1974 Ford Removable trailer White & blue "ARAL" Petrol Tanker (K-16 ARAL)
K-16/7 Articulated Petrol Tanker Ford LTS 1974 Ford Removable trailer White & red "TOTAL"
K-17 Articulated Container Truck 1974 Scammell removable trailer & containers Red truck & yellow containers Articulated Container Truck (K-17 GENTRANSCO)
K-18 Articulated Tipper 1974 Ford Removable trailer Grey & red "Tarmac"
K-20 Cargo Hauler and Pallet Loader 1973 DAF removable pallets with lift truck and ramp Lime green Cargo Hauler and Pallet Loader (1973)
K-22 SRN6 Hovercraft 1974 Saunders-Roe White, red & black SRN6 Hovercraft (1979 K-22)
K-23 Lowrider and Bulldozer 1974 Scammell Removable trailer and dozer Metalflake blue truck with gold trailer and red bulldozer
K-24 Scammell Container Truck 1976 Scammell Removable container with opening doors Metalflake red with white container Scammell Container Truck (1976)
K-25 Digger and Plough 1977 Muir-Hill Operational digger Orange
K-26 Cement Truck Bedford 1978 Bedford Yellow Bedord Cement Truck (1978-80)
K-27 Ford Boat Transporter 1978 Ford White & red Ford Boat Transporter (1978-1981)
K-28 Bedford Skip Truck 1978 Bedford Orange & yellow Skip Truck Bedford (1978-82)
K-29/3 Ford Delivery Van 1978 Ford Orange & grey "U HAUL" Ford Delivery Van (1978-81 U-Haul)
K-29/4 Ford Delivery Van 1978 Ford Red "AVIS" Ford Delivery Van (1978-81 AVIS 2)
K-30 Unimog and Compressor 1978 Mercdes-Benz Tan truck with orange trailer
K-31/2 Peterbilt Refrigerator Truck 1978 Peterbilt White "Christian Salvesen" Peterbilt Refrigeration Truck (Christian Salvesen)
K-31/3 Peterbilt Refrigerator Truck 1978 Peterbilt White "Iglo Lagnese" Peterbilt Refrigeration Truck (1978-81)
K-32 Farm Unimog & Trailer 1978 Mercdes-Benz Olive with olive trailer
K-33 Cargo Hauler 1978 Scammell Yellow with yellow trailer Cargo Hauler (1978-79 K-33)
K-36 Construction Transporter 1978 [1] Generic With Shovel Nose Tractor and Site Dumper Yellow "LAING" Construction Transporter (K-36)

Speed KingsEdit

Series No. [1] Model Name [1] First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Colour [1] Photo
K-38 Gus's Gulper 1973 Ford Body lifts up White Gus's Gulper (1978 White))
K-41 Brabham F1 1978 Brabham Red Brabham F1 (1977-78)
K-42 Nissan 270X 1973 Nissan hatch lifts up Orange
K-43 Cambuster 1973 Generic Yellow CAMBUSTER (1973-1979 Yellow)
K-44 Surtees Formula 1 1973 Surtees White & red
K-45 Maurauder 1973 Generic Metalflake pink
K-46 Racing Car Pack 1973 Mercury + generic Mercury Commuter with Lightning on Trailer Yellow Mercury Commuter, white Lightning / blue & yellow Trailer
K-47 Easy Rider 1973 Generic Blue and red trike with yellow rider
K-48 Mercedes 350 SLC 1973 Mercedes-Benz Red Mercedes 350 SLC (K-48)
K-49 Ambulance 1973 Generic White & red 7349 Ambulance L
K-50 Street Rod 1973 Generic Green Street Rot (1974-81 K-50)
K-51 Barracuda 1973 Generic White
K-52 Datsun 240 Z Rally Car 1974 Datsun opening hood Grey & red
K-53 Hot Rod Fire Engine 1976 Generic removable ladder Red
K-54 A.M.X. Javelin 1976 American Motors opening doors Red
K-55 Corvette Caper Cart 1976 Chevrolet Opening doors Red & black Corvette Caper Cart (1978-80)
K-56 Maserati Bora 1976 Maserati opening hood Grey Maserati Bora (1976 Silver)
K-57 Javelin Drag Racing Set 1976 American Motors + Ford A.M.X. Javelin plus Milligan's Mill on yellow trailer
K-58 Corvette Power Boat Set 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Caper Cart plus Sea Burst Power Boat and Trailer Corvette´Power Boat´Pack (1976-1978)
K-59 Ford Capri II 1976 Ford Opening rear hatch Yellow & black Ford Capri II (K-59)
K-60 Mustang 1977 Ford White & red Ford Mustang Mk.II (1978-80)
K-61/1 Mercedes Police Car 1977 Mercedes-Benz opening hood and doors White "POLICE" Mercedes 350 SLC (K61 Police)
K-61/2 Mercedes Police Car 1977 Mercedes-Benz opening hood and doors White & green "POLIZEI" Mercedes 350 SLC (K61 Polizei)
K-62 Doctor's Emergency Car 1977 Mercedes-Benz Opening doors White Citroen SM (Speed King
K-63 Mercedes Benz Ambulance 1967 Citroen Opening doors White Mercedes Benz Ambulance (K-26)
K-64 Fire Patrol Range Rover 1978 Range Rover Red
K-65 Plymouth Mountaineer Rescue Vehicle 1978 Plymouth Red & white
K-66 Jaguar XJ12 Police Set 1978 Jaguar & two x Hondas White Jaguar XJ12 (Police Car)
K-67 Dodge Monaco Fire Chief 1978 Dodge Yellow & white Dodge Monaco Fire Chief (1978-79)
K-68 odge Monaco and Trailer 1978 Dodge Cream & brown Dodge Monaco and Trailer (K-68 1978-81)
K-69/1 Europa Caravan and Jaguar XJ12 1978 Europa + Jaguar Cream + blue
K-69/2 Europa Caravan and Dodge Monaco 1978 Europa + Dodge Cream

Battle KingsEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Colour Photo
K-101 Sherman Tank 1974 Tan
K-102 A2 Tank 1974 Olive green M48-A2 (1974-77)
K-103 Chieftan Tank 1974 Olive green
K-104 King Tiger Tank 1974 Grey
K-105 Hover-Raider 1974 Saunders-Roe Green Hover Raider (1975 Metallic Green)
K-106 Tank Transporter 1974 Light green truck and trailer with tan A2 Tank Tank Transporter (1974-77)
K-107 155 mm Self Propelled Howitzer 1974 Olive green
K-108 M3A1 Half Track A.P.C. 1974 Olive green
K-109 Sheridan Tank 1976 Olive green
K-110 Recovery Vehicle 1976 Light green
K-111 Missile Launcher 1976 Olive green Missile Launcher (1979 K-111)
K-112 DAF Ambulance 1977 DAF Light green
K-113 Military Crane Truck 1975 Olive green Herkules Mobile Crane (Military Crane)
K-114 Army Aircraft Transporter 1976 removable unassembled Jet Olive green Army Aircraft Transporter (K-114)
K-115 ArmyPetrol Tanker 1974 Ford removable trailer Olive green Articulated Army Petrol Tanker (1975)
K-116 Troop Carrier and Howitzer 1978 Generic Removable howitzer Olive green
K-117 Rocket Launcher 1977 removable red rockets Olive green and tan
K-118 Army Helicopter 1978 Kaman Olive green

Adventure 2000Edit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Colour Photo
K-2001 Flight Hunter 1977 Retractable wings and opening doors Metalflake light green
K-2002 Raider Command 1977 2 piece scout truck Metalflake light green
K-2003 Crusader 1977 Pivoting gun turret Metalflake light green

Sea KingsEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Colour Photo
K-301 Frigate 1976 Red and grey
K-302 Corvette 1976 Black and grey Corvette (SK-302)
K-303 Battleship 1976 Brown and grey Battleship (SK-303)
K-304 Aircraft Carrier 1976 Blue and grey
K-305 Submarine Chaser 1976 Red and grey
K-306 Convoy Escort 1976 Black and tan
K-307 Helicopter Carrier 1976 Blue and brown
K-308 Guided Missile Destroyer 1976 Blue and grey

Models of YesteryearEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Colour Photo
Y-1 1911 Model T Ford 1966 Ford Red and white
Y-2 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhaul 1971 Vauxhall Metalflake blue
Y-3 1934 Riley MPH 1973 Rley Red
Y-4 1909 Opel Coupe 1967 Opel White
Y-5 1907 Peugeot 1969 Peugeot Metalflake orange
Y-6 1913 Cadillac 1967 Cadillac Metalflake green
Y-7 1912 Rolls-Royce 1968 Rolls-Royce Silver
Y-8 1914 Stutz 1969 Stutz Metalflake blue
Y-9 1912 Simplex 1968 Simplex Red
Y-10 1906 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1969 Rolls-Royce White
Y-11 1938 Lagonda Drophead 1973 Lagonda Red & gold
Y-12 1909 Thomas Flyabout 1967 Thomas Red
Y-13 1918 Crossley RAF Tender 1973 Crossley Blue with tan top
Y-14 1931 Stutz Bearcat 1973 Stutz Light & dark green
Y-15 1930 Packard Victoria 1969 Packard Gold
Y-16 1928 Mercedes SS 1972 Mercedes Metalflake green
Y-17 1938 Hispano Suiza 1973 Hispano-Suiza Red and black

Sky BustersEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
SB-1 Lear Jet 1973 Lear Yellow and white
SB-2 Corsair A7D 1973 Ling-Temco-Vought Green and white
SB-3 A 300B 1973 Airbus Silver and white
SB-4 Mirage F1 1973 Dassault Aviation Tan
SB-5 Starfight F-104 1973 Lockheed White & grey Starfighter F-104 (SB5)
SB-6 MIG 21 1973 Mikoyan Blue MIG 21 (1975 SB-6)
SB-7 Junkers 87B 1973 Junkers Green
SB-8 Spitfire 1973 Supermarine Green
SB-9 Cessna 402 1973 Cessna Gold and white
SB-10 Boeing 747 1973 Boeing Silver and White
SB-11 Alpha Jet 1973 Dornier and Dassault-Breguet (joint) White
SB-12 Skyhawk A4F 1973 Douglas, later McDonnell-Douglas White and blue
SB-13 DC10 1973 McDonnell-Douglas White and silver
SB-14 Cessna 210 1973 Cessna White and red
SB-15 Phantom F4E 1973 McDonnell, later McDonnell-Douglas White
SB-16 Corsair F4U-4 1973 Vought Blue
SB-17 Ram Rod 1976 Generic White and red
SB-18 Wild Wind 1976 Generic Light green and white
SB-19 Piper Commanche 1977 Piper Yellow and red
SB-20 Army Police Helicopter 1977 Generic Olive green
SB-21 Lightning 1977 English Electric Gold
SB-22 M.R.C.A. 1977 Panavia White

Two PacksEdit

There are sixteen Two Packs illustrated in the 1978 Matchbox collectors catalog

Model No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Special Features Color Photo
TP-1 Mercedes Truck and Trailer 1976 Mercedes-Benz Red Mercedes Truck and yellow Mercedes Trailer
TP-2 Tractor and Trailer 1976 Generic Red Mod Tractor & yellow Hay Trailer
TP-3 Javelin and Pony Trailer 1976 AMC & generic Blue AMX Javelin & orange Pony Trailer
TP-4 Holiday Set 1976 Vauxhall & Eccles Red Vauxhall Guildsman and cream & red Eccles Caravan
TP-5 Weekender 1976 Ford & Bertram Red Ford Capri & blue & white Bertram Cabin Cruiser
TP-6 Breakdown Truck & Mini 1976 Generic & Mini Yellow Toe Joe and red Racing Mini
TP-7 Jeep and Glider Trailer 1977 Jeep & generic Yellow Jeep and yellow Glider Trailer
TP-8 Field Car and Honda 1977 International & Honda Yellow & black Field Car and blue/yellow Honda Motorcycle & Trailer
TP-9 Field Car and Racing Car 1978 International & generic Red & brown Field Car & red Team "MATCHBOX"
TP-10 Fire Chef and Ambulance 1978 Mercury & Mercedes-Benz Red Mercury Fire Chief Car & white Mercedes Ambulance
TP-11 Military Jeep and Motorcycle 1977 Jeep & Honda Green Jeep & green Hondarora
TP-12 Military VW Ambulance and Field Car 1978 Volkswagen & International Green Volkswagen and green & brown Field Car
TP-13 Military Weasel and Unimog 1978 Generic & Mercedes-Benz Green Weasel & green Unimog
TP-14 Military Tanker and Radar Truck 1977 Generic Green Freeway Gas Tanker and green Radar Truck
TP-15 Military Truck and Trailer 1977 Mercedes-Benz Green Mercedes Truck & green Mercedes Trailer
TP-16 Military Dump Truck and Bulldozer 1977 Mack & Case Green Mack Dump Truck & green Case Tractor

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Matchbox Catalogue 1978

External linksEdit

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