PLEASE NOTE: I will no longer be altering the variation codes. All new discoveries will be inserted in to their correct place in the timeline and given a suffix.
So a new variation that would be nearest to variation 4 would become the new 4a, etc.

Matchbox Superfast MB4-d Dodge Stake Truck



The Dodge Stake truck had a short one year life in the SuperFast range.
It was packaged in “G“ boxes as well as USA & Canada copyright 1969-71 blisterpacks.
The most common variation was made in standard Lesney construction yellow as per most of the regular wheels issues with a dark green stakes and either hollow 12.5mm thick spiro wheels or less commonly 4 slot wide 12.5mm truck wheels
It was painted in the same 3 shades of yellow as the Dodge cattletruck, with the bright shade of yellow as used on the 33 Muira being very hard to find.
The baseplate exists in equal quantities with a variation in the position of the word “Stake“.
The master model for this casting was retooled with only 2 axles but the same glazing and stakes for a much longer run in the 1-75 series as no 71 from 1976-84


Above: Two construction orange-yellow Dodges, the model on the left has 4 slot wheels and the one on the right has the spiro pattern wheels.

Above: The hard to find bright yellow dodge.

Above: A construction orange-yellow dodge with spiro wheels on the front axle and 4 slot on the rear. Mixed wheel types are not uncommon on this model.


Above: The orange dodge

orange.........construction orange-yellow.......bright yellow.
photo cortesy Johnnypimp from the forum.

code number
body colour
bed colour
wheels
windows
code 8
construction orange-yellow
green
4 slot
green tinted
code 9
construction orange-yellow
green
spiro
green tinted
code 10
orange
green
4 slot
green tinted
code 11
orange
green
spiro
green tinted
code 12
bright yellow
green
4 slot
green tinted

Values based on Vectis actual selling prices.
construction orange-yellow + green (as reg wheel colour) - £35-£45
orange + green - £25-£35
bright yellow + green - £90-£110