Series 1-75Edit

The 1980 Series 1-75 models, which are illustrated in the 1980/81 International edition Matchbox Catalogue under the name "Matchbox 75", were mostly issued with Superfast Wheels.

Model No. [1] Model Name [1] First Year Released Brand Special Features Color [1] Photo
1 Dodge Challenger 1976 Dodge Red & white 7601 Dodge Challenger R
2 Hovercraft 1976 Generic Concealed wheels Green & brown 7602 Hovercraft
3 Porsche Turbo 1978 Porsche Opening doors Green Porsche Turbo grnL
4 '57 Chevy 1979 Chevrolet Opening bonnet Pink 7904 57 Chevy R
5 U.S. Mail Truck 1978 Jeep Detachable top Blue with white top 7805 Mail Truck L
6 Mercedes 350SL 1974 Mercedes-Benz Red with white roof Mb006-04
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 Plymouth Gran Fury Police Car 1979 Plymouth White & black 7910 Plymouth Gran Fury
11 Car Transporter 1976 Bedford Orange & cream 7611 Car Transporter
12 Citroen CX 1979 Citroen Opening tailgate Light blue 7912 Citroen CX
13 Snorkel 1977 GMC Boom can be raised and rotated 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 Fork can be raised Red 7215 Fork lift Truck R
16 Badger Generic Red 7416 Badger
17 The Londoner 1972 Daimler Red 7217 The Londoner L
18 Hondarora 1975 Honda Handlebars pivots Orange & black MB-18
19 Cement Truck 1976 Generic Drum rotates and tips Red & yellow 7619 Cement Truck
20 Police Patrol 1975 Range Rover Rola-matics Light bubble spins when rolled White & orange Range Rover 20120720 JSCC
21 Renault 5TL 1978 Renault Opening rear hatch Yellow 7821 Renault 5TL L
22 Blaze Buster 1975 Generic Ladder can be elevated Red & yellow 7522 Blaze Buster ChrtL
23 Atlas 1975 Generic Blue & orange 7522 Atlas R
24 Shunter 1978 Generic Yellow Shunter 1979
25 Flat Car & Container 1978 Generic Removable container Black with tan & red container MB-25 Container
26 Site Dumper 1976 Generic Bed dumps Yellow with red dumper 7626 Site Dumper R
27 Lamborghini Countach 1974 Lamborghini Streakers Opening rear hatch Red Count3
28 Lincoln Continental Mk. V 1979 Lincoln Red with white top MB-28 Lincoln
29 Tractor Shovel 1976 Muir-Hill Bucket & arms pivot Yellow with red bucket 7629 Tractor Shovel
30 Swamp Rat 1976 Generic Propeller spins, 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 shells Olive green & black with brown accessories Field Gun
33 Police Motorcycle 1977 Honda Removable rider White with blue rider 7733 Police Motorcycle L
34 Vantastic 1975 Ford Orange Vantastic (1978-79)
35 Fandango 1975 Generic Rola-matics. Fan spins when rolled Red 7735 Fandango
36 Formula 5000 Generic Red Formula 5000 (1980)
37 Skip Truck 1976 Generic Separate dumpster unloads with pivoting arms Red & yellow 7637 Skip Truck R2
38 Jeep Jeep Green Armoured Jeep (MB38)
39 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II 1979 Rolls Royce Opening front doors Silver 7939 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow L
40 Horse-Box 1977 Bedford Opening side door. Two removeable white horses. Orange with white Box 40E3 Horse Box
41 (Core) Ambulance 1978 Chevrolet Emergenvy Medical Srrvice White 7841 Ambulance L
41 (France) Ambulance 1978 Chevrolet Rallye Paris-Dakar Grey Ambulance (1980 France)
42 Mercedes-Benz Container Truck 1977 Mercedes-Benz Removable container Red with brown and red container Mercedes-Benz Container Truck (SeaLand)
43 0-4-0 Steam Loco 1978 Generic Black and red MB-43 Steam Loco
44 Passenger Coach 1978 Generic Cream, red & black MB-44 Coach
45 BMW 3.0 CSL 1976 BMW Opening doors Orange 7645 BMW 3.0 CSL R
46 Ford Tractor and Harrow 1979 Ford Detachable plastic harrow Blue with yellow harrow 7846 Ford Tractor L
47 Pannier Tank Loco 1979 Generic Green & black MB-47 Painer Loco
48 Sambron Jacklift 1977 Sambron Forks can be raised Yellow 7748 Sambron Jacklift L
49 Crane Truck 1976 Generic Boom rotates, raises & extends. Hook pivots Yellow 7649 Crane Truck R
50 Articulated Truck Generic Yellow & blue Articulated Truck (No. 50 - Yellow & blue)
51 Combine Harvester 1978 Generic Rotating reel & movable grain chute Red 7851 Combine Harvester R
52 Police Launch 1976 Generic White with blue hull 7552 Police Launch
53 Jeep CJ6 1977 Jeep Removable top Red & tan MB-53
54 Mobile Home 1980 Generic Opening door White Mobile Home - 7073df
55 Ford Cortina 1979 Ford Opening doors Light green 7955 Ford Cortina R
56 Mercedes 450 SEL 1979 Mercedes-Benz Opening doors Blue MB-56
57 Wildlife Truck 1973 Ford Rola-matic. Lion in back rotates when rolled Yellow 7357 Wild Life Truck
58 Faun Dump Truck 1976 Faun Bed can be raised Yellow 7658 Faun Dump Truck L
59 Porsche 928 1980 Porsche Opening doors Tan Porsche 928 MB59-D13 tan charcoal Lesney base
60 Holden Pickup 1977 Holden Red 7760 Holden Pickup L
61 Wreck Truck 1978 Ford Booms swing Red Wreck Truck 1979
62 Chevrolet Corvette 1979 Chevrolet Red 62d
63 Freeway Gas Tanker 1973 Generic Pivoting removable trailer Yellow & white "Shell" Freeway Gas Tanker (1979-81 Sheel)
64 Caterpillar D9 Tractor 1979 Caterpillar Removeable cabin Yellow with tan cabin 7964 Caterpillar D9 Tractor L
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 Chevy Van 1979 Chevrolet Orange 7968 Chevy Van L
69 Armoured Truck 1978 Generic Red & white 7869 Armoured Truck R
70 S.P. Gun 1976 Generic Rolamatic - gun recoils Olive green SP-Gun (Rolamatic)
71 Cattle Truck 1976 Dodge Two removable bulls Brown & yellow with black bulls Cattle Truck 77
72 Bomag Road Roller 1979 Bomag Yellow MB-72
73 Model A Ford 1979 Ford Cream & green 7973 Ford Model A
74 Cougar Villager 1978 Mercury Opening tailgate Light green 7874 Cougar Villager
75 Seasprite Helicopter 1977 Kaman Rotating rotar White Helicopter MB-75
76 (Australia) Savanna RX-7 / Mazda RX 7 Mazda Opening doors Blue Savanna RX7 (1980 AUS)
77 (Australia) Toyota Celica GT XX 1980 Toyota Opening doors Red Toyota Celica XX (MB092, red)
78 (Australia) Fairlady Z / Datsun 280 ZX Nissan / Datsun Opening doors Black
79 (Australia) Dodge Challenger (Mitsubishi) Mitsubishi / Dodge Opening doors Green



Super KingsEdit

There are 76 models listed in the Super Kings range in the 1980/81 Matchbox Catalogue.[2]

Model No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Special Features Color Photo
K-1 Hydraulic Excavator O&K Red Hydraulic Excavator (K1)
K-2 Car Recovery Vehicle Generic + Ford Blue + yellow Car Recovery Vehicle (1978 K-2 Capri II)
K-4 Big Tipper Generic Red & yellow Big Tipper (Red)
K-5 Muir-Hill Tractor & Trailer Muir-Hill Yellow
K-6 Motor Cycle Transporter Generic + Honda Blue + red Motor Cycle Transporter (Pick-up Truck)
K-7 Martini Racing Car Transporter Generic White
K-9 Fire Tender Generic Red Fire Tender (K-9 DENVER)
K-10 Car Transporter Generic Red Car Transporter (1976-81 1)
K-12 Herkules Mobile Crane Generic Yellow Herkules Mobile Crane (1975-80)
K-13 Aircraft Transporter Generic + Dornier Red + white Aircraft Transporter (1976-81 K-13)
K-14 Heavy Breakdown Truck Generic White & red Heavy Breakdown Truck (1977)
K-15 The Londoner Bus Daimler Red The Londoner (1982 K-15)
K-16/3 Petrol Tanker (Texaco) Ford Red & white Articulated Petrol Tanker (1974 TEXACO)
K-16/4 Petrol Tanker (Shell) Ford White & yellow
K-17 Articulated Container Truck Scammell Red, white & blue Articulated Container Truck (K-17 GENTRANSCO)
K-18/3 Articulated Tipper Ford Tarmac Grey & red
K-19/5 Security Truck Ford White & red Security Truck (1980 FORT KNOX)
K-20 Peterbilt Wreck Truck 1980 Peterbilt Green & white
K-21/4 Ford Transcontinental Ford CONTINENTAL Yellow, white & red Ford Transcontinental (1979-81 CONTINENTAL)
K-22 SRN6 Hovercraft Saunders-Roe White, red & black SRN6 Hovercraft (1979 K-22)
K-23 Low Loader and Bulldozer Scammell + generic Orange + yellow
K-24/3 Scammell Container Truck Scammell Red & white Scammell Container Truck (1976)
K-25 Digger and Plough Muir-Hill Orange
K-26 Cement Truck Bedford Yellow & white Bedord Cement Truck (1978-80)
K-27 Powerboat and Transporter Generic + Ford White & red Ford Boat Transporter (1978-1981)
K-28 Bedford Skip Truck Bedford Orange & yellow
K-29/3 Ford Delivery Van Ford Red "AVIS" Ford Delivery Van (1978-81 AVIS 2)
K-31/2 Peterbilt Container Truck (Christian Savesen) Peterbilt White & blue Peterbilt Refrigeration Truck (Christian Salvesen)
K-31/2 Peterbilt Container Truck (Pepsi Cola) Peterbilt White, blue & red Peterbilt Refrigeration Truck (PEPSI)
K-32 Farm Unimog Mercedes-Benz Green
K-33 Cargo Hauler with Crane Scammell Yellow, white & blue Cargo Hauler (1978-79 K-33)
K-34 Pallet Truck and Fork Lift DAF+ Lansing Bagnall Blue & white + red
K-35 Massey Ferguson Tractor and Hay Trailer Massey Ferguson Red & white
K-36 Construction Transporter Generic + generic + Muir-Hill Yellow & red
K-37 Leyland Tipper Leyland Yellow & red Leyland Tipper (1979 K-37)
K-38 Dodge Ambulance 1980 Dodge White & red
K-39 E.R.F. Snorkel Fire Engine 1980 ERF Red & white
K-40 Pepsi Cola Truck 1980 Ford White, red & blue Delivery Truck and Fork Lift (1980-83 Blue))
K-42 Traxcavator Road Ripper 1979 Traxcavator Yellow & black
K-45 Marauder Generic Red
K-46 Racing Car and Trailer Generic + Mercury White + black + yellow
K-47 Easy Rider Generic Blue & yellow
K-48 Mercedes 350 SLC Mercedes-Benz Silver & black Mercedes 350 SLC (19814 Silver)
K-49 Ambulance Generic White & red Ambulance (1973)
K-50 Street Rod Generic Green & black Street Rot (1974-81 K-50)
K-51 Barracuda Generic White
K-52 Datsun 240 Z Rally Car Datsun Green & white
K-53 Hot Fire Engine Generic Red
K-54 AMX Javelin American Motors Red & white
K-55 Corvette Caper Cart Chevrolet Red & black Corvette Caper Cart (1978-80)
K-56 Maserati Bora Maserati Blue
K-57 Javelin Drag Race Pack American Motors + Ford Red + white + yellow
K-58 Corvette Powerboat Pack Chevrolet + generic Red & black + orange & white + yellow
K-59 Ford Capri II Ford Yellow & black
K-60 Ford Mustang II Ford White & red Ford Mustang (K-60 White).
K-61/1 Mercedes Police Car Mercedes-Benz White Mercedes 350 SLC (K61 Police)
K-61/2 Mercedes Polizei Car Mercedes-Benz White & green Mercedes 350 SLC (K61 Polizei)
K-62 Doctor's Emergency Car Citroen White Doctor's Emergency Car Citroen S.M
K-64 Fire Control Range Rover Range Rover Red
K-65 Plymouth Recue Vehicle Plymouth Red & white
K-66 Jaguar Police Set Jaguar + Honda + Honda White
K-67 Dodge Monaco Fire Chief Dodge Red & white 7967 Dodge Monaco Fire Chief Car R
K-68 Dodge Monaco and Trailer Dodge Tan
K-69 Jaguar and Caravan Jaguar Blue + white & tan
K-70 Porsche Turbo 1980 Porsche Green Porsche Turbo (K-70, green)
K-72 Brabham Formual 1 Brabham Red
K-73 Surtees Formula 1 Surtees White & red
K-74 Volvo Estate 1980 Volvo Red
K-75/1 Airport Rescue (UK) Plymouth Yellow & white
K-75/2 Airport Rescue (France) Plymouth Yellow & white
K-75/3 Airport Rescue (Germany) Plymouth Yellow & white
K-77/1 Highway Rescue (UK) Plymouth White
K-77/2 Highway Rescue (France) Plymouth White
K-77/3 Highway Rescue (Germany) Plymouth White Plymouth Trail Duster (K-77)
K-78 U.S. Police Car 1980 Plymouth Blue & white
K-80 Dodge Custom Van 1980 Dodge Blue

Battle KingsEdit

Sea KingsEdit

Models of YesteryearEdit

There were 19 Models of Yesteryear illustrated in the 1980/81 International edition Matchbox Catalogue.

Model No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Special Features Color Photo
Y-1 1936 Jaguar SS100 Jaguar Blue
Y-2 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall Vauxhall Red & grey
Y-3 1934 Riley MPH Riley Blue
Y-4 1930 Duesenberg Model J Duesenberg Green
Y-5 1927 Talbot Liptons Tea Talbot Liptons Tea logos Green & black
Y-6 1920 Rolls Royce Fire Engine Rolls-Royce Red
Y-7 1912 Rolls Royce Rolls-Royce Yellow & black
Y-8 1945 MG TC MG Green & brown
Y-9 1912 Simplex Simplex Red, black & cream
Y-10 1906 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Rolls-Royce Silver
Y-11 1938 Lagonda Lagonda Cream & black
Y-12 1912 Ford Model T Ford Colemans Mustard logos Yellow & black
Y-13 1918 Crossley Coal Cart Crossley Red & black
Y-14 1931 Stutz Bearcat Stutz Red & white
Y-15 1930 Packard Victoria Packard Black, red & white
Y-16 1928 Mercedes SS Mercedes-Benz White & black
Y-17 1938 Hispano Suiza Hispano Suiza Blue & black
Y-18 1937 Cord 812 Cord Red & white
Y-19 1936 Auburn Speedster Auburn Green, cream & black


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Retrieved 28 November 2016
  2. 1980/81 Matchbox Catalogue
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