Matchbox 1-75: MB60-b-4 Leyland Site Truck

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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 MB60-b-4 Leyland Site Truck in Dark Blue with yellow and green plastic site hut.

Stannard Code: 60-b-4
Schiffer Code: 60-b-4
Nick Jones Code: [NJ]60-b-4
Body Colour: Dark Blue
Glazing: Blue
Trim: Chromed grille, lights and front bumper (part of base component)
Base Type: Chromed plastic
Base Details: Tow ridge behind front bumper, 3 lines of text at right angles to the rear axle: Made in England, By Lesney, "Matchbox" Series No. 60, and two lines of text parallell to the front bumper: Site Hut Truck.
Base Fitting: 2 machined rivets
Wheels: Black plastic, 11mm x 45 treads, domed axles
Interior: None
Issued: 1966 to 1970

 

Item: 2697