Matchbox 1-75: MB31-c-2 Lincoln Continental

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I now code all my Matchbox Regular Series 1-75 models against the Stannard's Collectors Catalogue [ISBN 0-9510367-O-X] which covers the years 1953 to 1969 and is based on Stannard's extensive knowledge of the 1-75 series, contributions from Ray Bush, Phillip Bowdidge, Robert Newson and Paul Carr, and the access, granted to him by Matchbox, to Matchbox Toys Limited's archives and production collection. Wherever possible I will also include the relevant reference obtained from Schiffer's Matchbox Toys [ISBN 0-916838-74-9] and other major reference publications. I also use Nick Jones' excellent site to further refine the codings – these codes are identified by the use of [NJ] alongside them.

This is the Lesney produced Matchbox MB31-c-2 Lincoln Continental in Metallic Blue.

Stannard Code: 31-c-2
Schiffer Code: 31-c-2
Nick Jones Code: [NJ]31-c-2
Body Colour: Metallic Blue
Glazing: Clear
Trim: None
Base Type: plated
Base Details: Body type with 3.5mm boot hinge and flush(?) ejector ring, Base with tow slot; cast [LX952] number plates; 4 lines of text at right angles to the rear axle: Made in England, By Lesney, "Matchbox" Series No. 31 and "Lincoln Continental".
Base Fitting: 2 machined rivets
Wheels: Black plastic 10mm x 36 tread, domed axles
Interior: Ivory plastic
Issued: 1964 to 1970 in Regular series

 

Item: 3044