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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 MB67-b-5 Volkswagen 1600TL in red.
|Nick Jones Code:||[NJ]67-b-3|
|Trim:||Unpainted grille, headlights and bumpers (part of base)|
|Base Type:||Unpainted metal|
|Details:||Base with 6 lines of text at right angles to the rear axles: Matchbox Series, No 67, Volkswagen 1600TL, Made in England, By Lesney, Pat No 983558. No door studs, No wing brace, tow guide, patent number. Clear glazing.|
|Base Fitting:||2 machined rivets|
|Wheels:||Black plastic 10.5mm x 45 tread on silver hubs, domed axles|
|Issued:||August 1967 to late 1969 in Regular series|