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.

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Moko Lesney Matchbox 14b Daimler ambulance



The second Lesney model of the Daimler ambulance replaced the earlier version in the Matchbox 1-75 series in 1958,
Unlike the earlier version this one was fitted with a baseplate which was painted flat black on the earlier issues and gloss black on later ones.

The baseplate and body were fixed together by a tongue at the rear of the baseplate locating into a slot in the body and by a single round rivet at the front,
The body was painted cream or off white on the later issues,
The first issue is quite rare and one I have yet to see because it had gold trim to the grille and headlights and all later ones were trimmed with silver,
It can be found with or without a red cross decal to the roof,

It was fitted with either grey metal wheels or grey or silver plastic wheels and the axles were flat head with crimped ends but progressed through dome head with crimped ends and dome head with rounded ends.
There was just one casting variation where three triangular webs were added to the front rivet post that are just visible under the front wings,
The Daimler was packaged in 'B' and 'C' type boxes and was deleted in 1962 to make way for the next ambulance in the series which was the 14c Bedford Lomas

Note the photograph of the real Daimler ambulance at the bottom of the page which shows it to be a much larger vehicle than it appears in the model form, Amazingly the real Daimler had a half ton of concrete slab fitted into the floor to ensure the patient got a smooth ride to the hospital!.

code number general wheel type axle type baseplate rivet webs red cross decal
code 1 cream body, gold trim 8.5 x 18 grey metal flat head crimped flat black no webs no decal
code 2 cream body, gold trim 8.5 x 18 grey metal flat head crimped flat black no webs with decal
code 3 cream body, silver trim 8.5 x 18 grey metal dome head crimped flat black no webs no decal
code 4 cream body, silver trim 8.5 x 18 grey metal dome head crimped flat black no webs with decal
code 5 cream body, silver trim 8.5 x 18 grey metal dome head crimped flat black with webs no decal
code 6 cream body, silver trim 8.5 x 18 grey metal dome head crimped flat black with webs with decal
code 7 cream body, silver trim 8.5 x 18 grey metal dome head crimped gloss black with webs no decal
code 8 cream body, silver trim 8.5 x 18 grey metal dome head crimped gloss black with webs with decal
code 9 cream body, silver trim 9 x 20 grey plastic dome head crimped gloss black with webs no decal
code 10 cream body, silver trim 9 x 20 grey plastic dome head crimped gloss black with webs with decal
code 11 cream body, silver trim 9 x 20 grey plastic dome head rounded gloss black with webs no decal
code 12 cream body, silver trim 9 x 20 grey plastic dome head rounded gloss black with webs with decal
code 13 off white body, silver trim 8.5 x 18 grey metal dome head crimped gloss black with webs no decal
code 14 off white body, silver trim 8.5 x 18 grey metal dome head crimped gloss black with webs with decal
code 15 off white body, silver trim 9 x 20 grey plastic dome head crimped gloss black with webs no decal
code 16 off white body, silver trim 9 x 20 grey plastic dome head crimped gloss black with webs with decal
code 17 off white body, silver trim 9 x 20 grey plastic dome head rounded gloss black with webs no decal
code 18 off white body, silver trim 9 x 20 grey plastic dome head rounded gloss black with webs with decal
code 19 off white body, silver trim 9 x 20 silver plastic dome head rounded gloss black with webs no decal
code 20 off white body, silver trim 9 x 20 silver plastic dome head rounded gloss black with webs with decal

box types notes
B2 with trees
B2 without trees
B2 larger box
B3 none
B4 none
B5 none
C none

values

grey metal wheels 40

grey plastic wheels 40

silver plastic wheels 180+

values are for mint models in mint boxes

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