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 28c Jaguar Mk 10

1964 saw Lesney introduce the 28c Jaguar Mk 10 to the Matchbox 1-75 series.
It was painted a rather dull metallic brown and it had an ivory coloured plastic interior which had a towing hook incorporated into the design,
It was fitted with clear plastic windows and the bonnet (hood) could be opened by tilting it forwards as on the real Jaguar.
The engine can be body colour or left in unpainted metal.
The baseplate was painted gloss black and was held on by an L shaped bracket at the front of the body locating through a slot at the front of the baseplate and by a single round rivet at the rear.
It is usually found with 10 x 36 Black plastic wheels on domed head rounded axles but it has been known to be fitted with 9 x 36 black plastic wheels.
Spring suspension is a feature on this model, This was achieved by the insertion of a plastic leaf spring under the baseplate which was held rigid in the center and the free ends sat over the axles to provide the springing.
Mask sprayed silver trim was applied to the radiator grille, Headlights and the front bumper.

A handful of models have been found that were fitted with bases that had the words "Matchbox Series" omitted, These were fitted with either 10 x 36 grey plastic wheels or 10 x 36 black plastic wheels and are known as the 'three line base',
It is believed that the single black wheel 3 line base is a prototype and the very rare grey wheel 3 line base are pre production models, The "Matchbox Series" lettering was added before the model went into full production with the regular four line base,
An unusual oodity of the 3 line base models is the grey wheeled models had silver trim applied to the headlights grill and bumper as on a regular version but the black wheeled models had no silver trim at all.
Apart from the above mentioned base text which are extremely rare there are no casting variations except the jaguar can have either a number 1 or 2 cast on the inside of the bonnet (hood). The 3 line base with black wheels is possibly rarer than the grey wheeled version but because it is a variation that would not stand out in the display cabinet the value is lower than the grey wheeled version.
One version was recently seen with a four line base and grey wheels but it has been unlisted in other catalogues and is possibly an error piece so is not in the variation table until other examples have been verified.
It was sold in 'E' type boxes and was deleted to make way for the 28c mack dump truck in 1968.

Updated: 14-04-11,
Antonin Shenk (Shenk) from the forum has shown us unrecorded baseplate and body casting modifications, As these are almost impossible to see without removing the baseplate they have not been added to the variation table but this may be amended following further research.

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above: on the left is the 3 line base with black wheels, it has no radiator braces (prototype)
In the center is a 3 line base with grey wheels, it has thin radiator braces (pre production)
on the right is a 4 line base with black wheels, it has thick radiator braces (standard model)

above: on the left the regular 4 line base, on the right a rare 3 line base but sadly with a hole drilled through it.

above: Unlisted baseplate variations
photo courtesy Antonin Shenk

above: Unlisted body variations
photo courtesy Antonin Shenk

above: Unlisted rivet post variation
photo courtesy Antonin Shenk

Above: a very unusual jaguar, the base has never been off yet it is not fitted with spring suspension, it has no windows and the window fixing rivet has not been flared, it has no silver trim to the front bumper and it appears that the bumper was hand painted black before the base was fitted, it has silver trim applied to the grill and headlights like a regular model but the spot lights also have silver trim, oddly the silver trim was hand applied which is usually mask sprayed. a very intruiguing piece indeed!

code number general base text type wheel type silver trim engine paint
code 1 metallic brown black base ivory seats clear windows 3 line base grey plastic 10 x 36 with silver trim painted
code 2 metallic brown black base ivory seats clear windows 3 line base black plastic 10 x 36 no silver trim painted
code 3 metallic brown black base ivory seats clear windows 4 line base black plastic 10 x 36 with silver trim painted
code 4 metallic brown black base ivory seats clear windows 4 line base black plastic 9 x 36 with silver trim painted
code 5 metallic brown black base ivory seats clear windows 4 line base black plastic 10 x 36 with silver trim unpainted

box types notes
E1 "new model" blue jaguar shown
E1 one black side one blue, blue jaguar shown
E1 two blue sides, blue jaguar shown
E1 light blue sides, blue jaguar shown
E3 light blue sides, brown jaguar shown

values

grey plastic wheels 3 line base 2000

black plastic wheels 3 line base 1000+

4 line base 9 x 36 black plastic wheels 100+

all other models 20

values are for mint models in mint boxes

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