Wreck Truck (13-A)
Debut Series Matchbox Series
Produced 1955 to 1957
Number 13-A

A Wreck Truck, based on a Bedford "O" Type, was the first model to be issued as No. 13 in the Matchbox Series. It had a short crane box, no model number or desciption on the base and its crane jib was kept in place by a clip.

13-A was replaced in 1958 by a second Wreck Truck, also based on a Bedford "O" Type. 13-B had a longer crane box, a model number and desciption on the base, and its crane jib was kept in place by the rear axle.[1]


This Matchbox model of a Bedford wreck truck was issued in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
13-A 1955


Matchbox Series Brown & red 13a

See alsoEdit

Wreck Truck (13-B) Wreck Truck (13-B)


  1. Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989

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