Matchbox 1-75: MB65-b-3 Jaguar 3.4L/3.8L

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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 MB65-b-3 Jaguar 3.4L in glossy Dark Red [also known as the Jaguar 3.8L as this is how it was described on the box].

Stannard Code: 65-b-3
Schiffer Code: 65-b-3
Nick Jones Code: [NJ]65-b-4
Body Colour: Gloss Red
Glazing: Green tint
Trim: Silver grille, bumpers and headlights
Base Type: Silver painted metal with tow hook
Base Details: "No 65" at right angles to the rear axle, 4 lines of text: Jaguar, 3.4 Litre, Made in England, By Lesney
Base Fitting: 1 machined rivet at rear and one front body locating lug
Wheels: Silver plastic, 9.5mm x 20 treads, domed axles
Grille Size: Large with Jaguar badge
Issued: 1962 to 1967



Item: 2935