Casting 73C, the Mercury Commuter, is a station wagon, commonly found in green with a pale interior. The model may be most notable for the two dogs in the back cargo area, peering out of the open rear window. Initially offered with Autosteer, the model was later converted to Superfast wheels.
This model was given a mild redesign to create the Mercury Police Car, and likely influenced the dogs and initial coloring of the Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser (1971). Early editions of casting 55D, the Mercury Park Lane Police Car, shared a base with the Commuter; the common base is labeled "No 55 or 73 / Mercury".
This Matchbox vehicle has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|MB73||1969||1-75||Mt. light green||none||unpainted||clear||white||#73||England||Dogs in rear window|
|MB73||1970||Superfast||Mt. light green||none||unpainted||clear||white||#73||England||Dogs in rear window|
|MB73||1972||Superfast||Red||cow sticker||unpainted||clear||white||#73||England||Dogs in rear window, wider castline|