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 60-b Leyland Site Hut truck



The Leyland Ergo cabbed Site Hut truck joined the SuperFast range for less than 2 years in 1970 during which time it could found packaged in “G“ boxes and USA or Canada blisterpacks with copyright dates between 1969 and 1971. The body colour followed the same shades of medium blue and finally and most commonly bright blue that were applied to the #39 Ford Tractor during 1970 & 1971.

All plastic parts, glazing,chrome plated baseplate and the site hut were unchanged colours as per all Regular wheels issues. Wheels were always hot foiled 10.5 x2mm thin 5 slots which are most commonly hollow but occasionally solid (earlier darker paint issues). Standard black axle clips which could be either short or long hold the axle sets onto the baseplate and as a consequence wheel swaps are child“s play however none have ever been shown sealed on blisterpacks to date with any larger sized wheels.

There was one casting change to this Leyland truck midway through SuperFast production when the central rivit was deleted from the bodyshell and the corresponding hole in the baseplate was filled in smoothly. Rare crossovers exist fitted with modified body shells without the central rivit and earlier baseplates with the open hole for the centre rivit.

There is one very obvious mould difference to baseplates dependant upon their mould number, the “PAT APP“ can be upside down when comparing both variations side by side (both versions are very common). No further use was ever made of this tooling.


Above: Theres not much between the dark blue model (left & middle) and the blue version (right). The 'Huts' or 'Offices' were always orange and green plastic, the hut can be numbered from 1 to 4 on the inside and the roof numbered from 1 to 8.

Above: The dark blue gloss version was the first release,
All Leylands were packaged in G type boxes.


Above: The blue gloss version can be found with -
a center rivet, or
center rivet hole but no rivet, or
no center rivet or hole

Above: Although it's commonly known as the 'Site
Hut Truck' and the baseplate names it as such it was actually called the 'Office Site Truck' on box end
flaps and 'Truck with Site Office' on blisterpacks.

Above: Although the regular wheeled Leyland can be found in the G-6
"Truck Set" the Superfast Leyland was not included in any sets.

Above: The 'Pat App' can be found either way up.
photo courtesy Christian Falkensteiner.

Above: A very unusual unpainted pre production
model that is fitted with a green plastic baseplate.

code
number
colour
baseplate center
rivet
baseplate center
rivet hole
wheels
'Pat App'
axle covers
code 7
dark blue gloss
yes
yes
10.5x2mm 5 slot
facing front
long
code 8
dark blue gloss
yes
yes
10.5x2mm 5 slot
facing rear
long
code 9
blue gloss
yes
yes
10.5x2mm 5 slot
facing front
long
code 10
blue gloss
yes
yes
10.5x2mm 5 slot
facing rear
long
code 11
blue gloss
no
yes
10.5x2mm 5 slot
facing front
long
code 12
blue gloss
no
yes
10.5x2mm 5 slot
facing rear
long
code 13
blue gloss
no
no
10.5x2mm 5 slot
facing front
long
code 14
blue gloss
no
no
10.5x2mm 5 slot
facing rear
long
code 15
blue gloss
no
no
10.5x2mm 5 slot
facing front
short
code 16
blue gloss
no
no
10.5x2mm 5 slot
facing rear
short

Values based on Vectis actual selling prices.
dark blue - £25-£35
blue - £15-£25