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50-B, John Deer Tractor,  1/61 scale. Introduced 1964, discontinued 1969

This is a model of the John Deere Lanz 700 Tractor in suitable green.Grey plastic tires tend to loosen with age.

 

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WOW! 4,682 views and climbing...WOW!


   
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Jack Dodds
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I have this one.  I glued the tires in place...just a small dab x2.


   
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51-A, Albion Chiftain,  1/150 scale. Introduced 1958, discontinued 1963.

Yellow with tan load, black baseplate and logo 'Blue Circle Portland Cement' in various shades of blue. Earliest versions said just 'Portland Cement'

 

 

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Another childhood favorite which I have in my collection.


   
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52-A, Maserati 4CLT/1948,  1/63 scale. Introduced 1958, discontinued 1965.

This one came in red or yellow with white or cream driver. Number was usually 52, black on white circle but was sometimes missing or only on one side.

Base was black and wheels could be plain black hubs ore simulated wire wheels. These were all made in England as noted on the base.

 Red was issued from 1958 to 1963.

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 Yellow was issued for 1964 and 1965. All these that I have seen have wire wheels.

 

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A Matchbox Original made in China was issued in 1993 for the 40th Anniversary of Matchbox.

 

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52-B, BRM Racing Formula 1,  1/54 scale. Introduced 1965, discontinued 1969.

Most of the issue was shades of blue but a red version was also made the last few years. Tires tended to loosen over time with hub shrinkage. All appear to have the number 5 decal.

 

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I had the blue BRM as a kid - never knew they did a red one!  I had a green F1 car(?)  too...

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I had the blue BRM as a kid - never knew they did a read one!  I had a green F1 car(?)  too...

@karl Hi Karl the red version was supplied in G4 Race'N Rally Gift Set. I suspect that a few found their way into individual boxes too.

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@chris-sweetman I used to race the Lotus, Ferrari, and BRM around the carpets as a kid!  (Still do!) The borders make a great racecourse!

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53-A, Aston Martin DB2 saloon,  1/68 scale. Introduced 1958, discontinued 1962.

This is my favourite Matchbox vehicle.

 No glass in the windows for this one. It came in two colours.

1958 to 1961 Green

 

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1962 Red, some more metallic than others. Also several shades.

 

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I had both of these in mint condition but regrettably I sold the red one.


   
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This series has shown me MB cars I never knew about. I love it! 😎 


   
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53-B, Mercedes-Benz 220SE,  1/73 scale. Introduced 1963, discontinued 1967.

This was the first Matchbox model ever, to feature opening doors.

 

Two colours.

Maroon 1963 to 1965

 

 

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Red, 1965 to 1967.

 

 

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I wasn't a huge fan of the Matchbox open doors/hoods/trunks in general but this Mercedes is one I liked a lot.


   
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