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 MB57-c Land Rover Fire Truck



The Land Rover Firetruck was converted to SuperFast wheels in 1970 and deleted from the range after a short run later in the same year.
It was packaged only in G boxes or copyright 1969 or 1970 USA or Canadian blisterpacks putting it in the top 5 of most hard to find G boxes.
There were no body casting variations although the tool for injection moulding the plastic baseplate continued on from regular wheels production, There are at least 6 different moldings for the baseplate and all are slightly different, All baseplate variations were made in equal numbers.
10.5x2mm 5 slot thin wheels were fitted to all Land Rovers by the factory although the easily removable plastic axle covers make wheel swaps quick & simple.
There were 2 variations of “Kent Fire Brigade“ stickers, those rectangular cut specifically for this casting and upside down T shaped labels with cut out top corners which were originally intended to be fitted to the K15 Merryweather Fire engine


Above: The Land Rover with rectangular "Kent Fire Brigade" labels.


Above: And another with upside down T shaped labels.

Above: The blister card is quite hard to find.

code
number
colour
wheels
labels
axle clips
code 9
red
10.5x2mm
rectangular
short black
code 10
red
10.5x2mm
rectangular
long black
code 11
red
10.5x2mm
T shaped
short black
code 12
red
10.5x2mm
T shaped
long black

Values based on Vectis actual selling prices.
rectangular "Kent Fire Brigade" labels - £45-£55
T shaped "Kent Fire Brigade" labels £60-£70