The King Size Matchbox Mercede-Benz Binz Ambulance, like its mainline counterpart (which it predates by a year), represents a Binz ambulance on a Mercedes chassis. This was a common arrangement at the time; most Binz ambulances have used Mercedes chassis, with recent Binz ambulances typically using the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans as their basis.. The model features an opening rear and front doors. An easily-lost patient on a stretcher fit in the rear.
This was the first King Size model offered by Matchbox which was not a model of a truck or tractor, appearing as K-6 for 1967. When the King Size models were split into Super Kings and Speed Kings, the model was reassigned to slot K-26, to keep it with the other Speed Kings models. Speed Kings model numbers were rearranged again for 1977, and the Mercedes Benz Ambulance moved to slot K-63. For 1979 the model was catalogued as part of the Super Kings range.
The Mercedes Benz Ambulance appears in the following versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color/Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes||Photo|
|K-6||1967, 1968, 1969, 1970||King Size||White||Blue||White||England||Included removable patient on stretcher|
|K-26||1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976||Speed Kings||White||Blue||White||England||Included removable patient on stretcher|
|K-63||1977||Speed Kings||White||Blue||White||England||Included removable patient on stretcher|
|K-63||1979||Super Kings ||White||Blue||White||England||Included removable patient on stretcher|
- ↑ BINZ. "Ambulance" and sub-pages. n.d. Accessed February 14, 2014 at http://www.binz.com/en/ambulance-authority/ambulance.html
- ↑ Matchbox Catalogue 1979/80