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Moko Lesney Matchbox 19c Aston Martin DBR5



The Lesney model of the 19c Aston Martin DBR5 joined the Matchbox 1-75 series in early 1962,
It was always painted metallic green and it always had a gloss black baseplate that was attached to the body by two round rivets,
the first run had the inside of the baseplate painted black but this was discontinued on all later issues.

It was fitted with intricate 8mm die cast wire wheels which were fitted with 14 x 60 black plastic tyres on dome head axles with rounded ends.
It was fitted with an unpainted diecast steering wheel and could be found with either a white or a grey plastic driver and the grey driver is a slightly more detailed molding than the white one,

Unusually for an early model like this it was never highlighted with silver trim,
It was usually fitted with number 19 decals which was the number that was found on the real car but numbers 3, 5, 41 and 52 can also be found but note that the driver is removable & interchangable so other combiations probably exist to those on the variation table,
The same driver was fitted to the 73b Ferrari race car,

The model is one of the few with no casting or paint variations at all,
It is rare with any number other than 19,
it was packaged in 'C' and 'D' type boxes and was replaced by the 19d Lotus formula 1 racing car in 1965.

above: the number '3' and '52' decals can also be found on the Aston Martin

code number general wheels driver number baseplate inner
code 1 metallic green, black base, unpainted steering wheel 8mm wire wheels, 14 x 60 black plastic tyres white 19 black
code 2 metallic green, black base, unpainted steering wheel 8mm wire wheels, 14 x 60 black plastic tyres white 19 unpainted
code 3 metallic green, black base, unpainted steering wheel 8mm wire wheels, 14 x 60 black plastic tyres white 3 unpainted
code 4 metallic green, black base, unpainted steering wheel 8mm wire wheels, 14 x 60 black plastic tyres white 5 unpainted
code 5 metallic green, black base, unpainted steering wheel 8mm wire wheels, 14 x 60 black plastic tyres white 41 unpainted
code 6 metallic green, black base, unpainted steering wheel 8mm wire wheels, 14 x 60 black plastic tyres grey 19 unpainted
code 7 metallic green, black base, unpainted steering wheel 8mm wire wheels, 14 x 60 black plastic tyres grey 52 unpainted
code 8 metallic green, black base, unpainted steering wheel 8mm wire wheels, 14 x 60 black plastic tyres grey 5 unpainted
code 9 metallic green, black base, unpainted steering wheel 8mm wire wheels, 14 x 60 black plastic tyres grey 41 unpainted

box types notes
C small picture "new model"
C large picture "new model"
D1 one black side one blue
D2 one black side one blue
D2 two blue sides

values

with #19 decal 80

with #52 decal 170

with #3, #5 or #41 decal 200+

values are for mint models in mint boxes

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