Matchbox 1-75: MB67-b-5 Volkswagen 1600TL

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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.

Stannard Code: 67-b-5
Schiffer Code: 67-b-1
Nick Jones Code: [NJ]67-b-3
Body Colour: Red
Glazing: Clear
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
Interior: Ivory plastic
Issued: August 1967 to late 1969 in Regular series

Item: 4060