The third Lesney model of the Aveling Barford road roller joined the Matchbox 1-75 series in 1958 when it replaced the slightly smaller 57mm long 1956 issue of the 1b road roller.
The new road roller measured 62mm in length and was initially painted light green like on the previous issue and it had red die cast metal rollers and the rear rollers were 7mm wide and could have a short or long inner hub.
The axles were dome head with crimped ends
The driver and hook were not trimmed in brown or gold as found on the previous issue.
The model was later recoloured to dark green and later still the axles were changed to dome head with rounded ends with either short or long inner hubs on 7mm wide rear rollers.
The final issue was fitted with narrower rear rollers that measured just 6mm wide which had the shorter type inner hubs.
Apart from the rear rollers there were no other casting variations.
Although this issue was in production for four years it is not very common, It was replaced by another almost identical but slightly longer Aveling Barford but this new issue was fitted with red plastic rollers.
It was packaged in 'B' and 'C' type boxes and although several examples have been seen packaged in 'D' type boxes I can't confirm that they originally came this way.