Matchbox 1-75: MB32-a Jaguar XK140

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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 MB32-A-1 Jaguar XK140 in Off White.

Stannard Code: 32-a-1
Schiffer Code: 32-a-1
Nick Jones Code: [NJ]32-a-2
Body Colour: Off White
Glazing: None
Trim: Silver grille, bumpers and headlights, red tail-lights
Base Type: Flat Black painted metal
Base Details: "No 32" at top centre followed by 3 lines of text: Jaguar XK140, Made in England, By Lesney
Base Fitting: 2 machined rivets
Wheels: Grey metal, 10mm x 18 treads, dome head and crimped axles
Rivet Posts: no rivet post brace
Issued: 1957 to 1962

 

Item: 3158

 


This is the Lesney produced Matchbox MB32-A-4 Jaguar XK140 in Off White.

Stannard Code: 32-a-4
Schiffer Code: 32-a-2
Nick Jones Code: [NJ]32-a-4
Body Colour: Off White
Glazing: None
Trim: Silver grille, bumpers and headlights, red tail-lights
Base Type: Flat Black painted metal
Base Details: "No 32" at top centre followed by 3 lines of text: Jaguar XK140, Made in England, By Lesney
Base Fitting: 2 machined rivets
Wheels: Grey plastic, 9.5mm x 20 treads, dome head and crimped axles
Rivet Posts: webbed rivet post brace
Issued: 1957 to 1962

 

Item: 3159