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Moko Lesney Matchbox 41b Jaguar D type



The second version of the Lesney D type Jaguar replaced the earlier model in the Matchbox 1-75 series in 1960, This version measured 62mm long and was painted the same colour scheme as the earlier issue which was British racing green, it had a gloss black baseplate and was usually found with #41 decals but sometimes a #5 and very rarely the red #6 decal from the Y6-2 yesteryear Bugatti were used.
A brown painted diecast driver was fitted but not very securely so they can often be missing.
Early issues were fitted with grey plastic wheels on dome head axles with rounded ends but one issue was fitted with crimped axles some time after they were phased out.
Soon Lesney brought out their diecast wire wheels with black plastic tyres which looked really good on this model and finally a late issue was fitted with red hubs and black plastic tyres.

There were several casting variations, The baseplate originally had two ridges on the bottom, one beside each axle, later the front ridge was smoothed off and later still the one at the rear was smoothed.
The body originally had an open grille but it was soon cast closed,
The body also had some modification to the inside on the rivet posts but this is very difficult to see, firstly the rivet posts were cast with two triangular braces to the front & rear of each post, this was later changed when two additional triangular braces were added to the sides of each post, finally the side braces were widened and squared off, see the photo section for details.

The regular model with 41 decals and grey plastic or wire wheels is fairly common, the one with an open grille is not so easy, the model with #5 decals is hard to find as is the red hubbed issue but the rarest is the model fitted with red #6 decals which is rarely seen.

The Jaguar was packaged in 'B', 'C' and 'D' type boxes, it was deleted in 1965 to make way for the 41c Ford GT40.

above: left, open grille. right, closed grille

above: the racing numbers 41, 5 and the red number 6 decal
from the yesteryear Y6-2 Bugatti were used on the Jaguar

code number general wheel type axle type baseplate grille rivet posts decal
code 1 green body, black base, brown driver 10 x 24 grey plastic dome head crimped 2 ridges open type 1 #41
code 2 green body, black base, brown driver 10 x 24 grey plastic dome head rounded 2 ridges open type 1 #41
code 3 green body, black base, brown driver 10 x 24 grey plastic dome head rounded 2 ridges open type 2 #41
code 4 green body, black base, brown driver 10 x 24 grey plastic dome head rounded 2 ridges closed type 2 #41
code 5 green body, black base, brown driver 9.5 x 20 grey plastic dome head rounded 2 ridges closed type 2 #41
code 6 green body, black base, brown driver 9 x 24 grey plastic dome head rounded 2 ridges closed type 2 #41
code 7 green body, black base, brown driver 10 x 36 grey plastic dome head rounded 1 ridge closed type 3 #41
code 8 green body, black base, brown driver 7mm wire, 11.5 x 72 black tyres dome head rounded 2 ridge closed type 3 #41
code 9 green body, black base, brown driver 7mm wire, 11.5 x 72 black tyres dome head rounded 1 ridge closed type 3 #41
code 10 green body, black base, brown driver 7mm wire, 11.5 x 72 black tyres dome head rounded 1 ridge closed type 3 #5
code 11 green body, black base, brown driver 7mm wire, 11.5 x 72 black tyres dome head rounded no ridges closed type 3 #41
code 12 green body, black base, brown driver 7mm wire, 11.5 x 45 black tyres dome head rounded 1 ridge closed type 3 #41
code 13 green body, black base, brown driver 7mm wire, 11.5 x 45 black tyres dome head rounded 1 ridge closed type 3 #5
code 14 green body, black base, brown driver 7mm wire, 11.5 x 45 black tyres dome head rounded no ridges closed type 3 #41
code 15 green body, black base, brown driver 7mm wire, 11.5 x 45 black tyres dome head rounded no ridges closed type 3 #5
code 16 green body, black base, brown driver 7mm wire, 11.5 x 45 black tyres dome head rounded no ridges closed type 3 red #6
code 17 green body, black base, brown driver 7mm red hub, 11.5 x 72 black tyres dome head rounded 1 ridge closed type 2 #41
code 18 green body, black base, brown driver 7mm red hub, 11.5 x 72 black tyres dome head rounded no ridges closed type 3 #41
code 19 green body, black base, brown driver 7mm red hub, 11.5 x 72 black tyres dome head rounded 1 ridge closed type 2 #5
code 20 green body, black base, brown driver 7mm red hub, 11.5 x 72 black tyres dome head rounded no ridges closed type 3 #5
code 21 green body, black base, brown driver 7mm red hub, 11.5 x 45 black tyres dome head rounded 1 ridge closed type 2 #41
code 22 green body, black base, brown driver 7mm red hub, 11.5 x 45 black tyres dome head rounded no ridges closed type 3 #41

box types notes
B3 none
B4 none
B5 no lines under wheels
B5 lines under wheels
D1 one black side one blue
D2 one black side one blue
D2 two blue sides

values

grey plastic wheels, 41 decals, open grille 80

grey plastic wheels, 41 decals, closed grille 45

wire wheels, 41 decals 50

wire wheels, 5 decals 120+

wire wheels, red 6 decals 800+

red plastic hubs, 41 decals 300

values are for mint models in mint boxes

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