Matchbox 1-75: MB66-c-1 GMC Greyhound Coach

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This model is the Matchbox 66-c-1 GMC Greyhound Coach in Silver. It appears on the Nick Jones list as 66-c-2.

The model has no opening parts. The headlights, grille and front and rear bumpers are molded into the body casting - as the model itself was silver no silver highlighting was deemed necessary on these parts as done on other models.The casting has the blue, angled Greyhound labels . This model has clear glazing.

The bottom of the model is marked with "Made in England by Lesney" on two lines in the centre top and "MATCHBOX series No.66 Coach" on two lines in the centre bottom.

The wheels are 10mm x 36 tread, black plastic.

This model was issued between 1966 and 1970 when the model changed to a Superfast model.

Item: 1515

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 model is the Matchbox 66-c-1 GMC Greyhound Coach in Silver. It appears on the Nick Jones list as 66-c-2.

Stannard Code: 66-c-1
Schiffer Code: 66-c-1
Nick Jones Code: [NJ]66-c-2
Body Colour: Silver
Glazing: Clear
Trim: None
Base Type: Black painted metal
Base Details: 4 lines of centred text: Made in England, By Lesney, Matchbox Series No 66, Coach
Base Fitting: 2 machined rivets to the rear, 2 body locating lugs to the front
Wheels: Black plastic, 10mm x 36 treads, dome head and rounded axles
Issued: October 1966

The model has no opening parts. The headlights, grille and front and rear bumpers are molded into the body casting - as the model itself was silver no silver highlighting was deemed necessary on these parts as done on other models.The casting has the blue, on white background, angled Greyhound labels. This model has clear glazing.

This model was issued between 1966 and 1970 when the model changed to a Superfast model. This item is an early issue from 1966.

Item: 3695