EARLY MATCHBOX (Moko/Lesney/Matchbox)
54-A, Alvis Saracen Military Personnel Carrier, 1/86 scale. Introduced 1958, discontinued 1965.
These are always interesting and remind me of many memories from long ago. I noticed we are up to No. 54. How high will we go?
Inverness, Illinois, USA
The early series went to 75 Ed. We will get there eventually.
I had this one and a few other military MBs as a child. Many hours of war games along with my plastic soldiers of course....lol.
53-C, Ford Zodiac Mk IV, 1/66 scale. Introduced 1968, discontinued 1971.
This Matchbox model featured an opening hood and engine detail.
1968- 1969 Metallic Light blue. Black regular wheels. Black metal base.
This changed to metallic green in 1970 with super fast wheels.
This one is a good example of the changes in the traditional Matchbox Toys that I loved so much as a kid. I much preferred the earlier ones without opening doors, hoods, trunks, etc. and the separately cast grills and bumpers. I guess I was resistant to change even as a youngster. Lol.
54-B, S & S Cadillac Ambulance, 1/67 scale. Introduced 1965, discontinued 1970.
This model Ambulance was based on the 1963-64 Cadillac Fleetwood and build by Sayers and Scoville (S & S).
This ambulance type was common in both the USA and Canada. S & S is still in business today but no longer builds ambulances.
54-B had black regular wheels from 1965 to 1969 switching to super fast wheels in 1970. It is white with blue tinted windows and a Red Cross on the from doors.
For the era it was produced it a bit surprising that this ambulance still had the cast in grille and bumpers and no opening features.
YES! One of my absolute favorites and one that's in my collection today. I agree on the "years" 1963-1964 because the taillights are "64" but the grill says, "63." But, "1/867 scale?" No way! LoL 😉 😉
Scale corrected. Typo!
55-A, D.U.K.W Landing Craft, 1/70 scale. Introduced 1958, discontinued 1962.
Olive green. Started out with grey metal wheels moving to black plastic.
Love this MB series! This is one I didn't understand as a kid. I had no idea what this was supposed to be.... years later I saw one in Boston (in & out of the water). Then I got it! 😎
I loved this one as a kid and have one in my collection. It played a big part in my childhood "war games". Lol.
55-B, 1961 Ford Fairline Police Car, 1/80 scale. Introduced 1963, discontinued 1965.
Silver grill, dark blue body, nobbly black plastic wheels changing to smooth black and grey plastic.
I think this 1961 Ford is great... but I'm not sure I remember this one ??? 🤔 🤔 🤔 🤔