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Moko Lesney Matchbox 6c Euclid dump truck



The Lesney model of the 6 wheeled 6c Euclid dump truck replaced the earlier 4 wheeled model in the Matchbox 1-75 series in mid 1963 and like the earlier model it was painted yellow all over like the real vehicles were which included the baseplate.
The early issues had silver trim to the grille & front bumper but this was omitted from the later issues and the axles were dome head with rounded ends.
The early versions were fitted with 12 x 45 black plastic wheels with a smooth inner face at the front which can be with or without wheel nuts molded in and 12.5 x 45 double wheel sets to the rear, These type wheels were usually found only on the Major pack M9 Cooper Jarret Interstate double freighter but examples of the 63c Foamite crash tender and the 11c Jumbo crane have also been found fitted with the single front wheel of this type.
Later the front wheel was changed to the regular 12.5 x 45 black plastic wheel and soon after they replaced the double rear wheel sets with the same wheel type.
The plastic hydro sleeve that holds the tipper body in the up position can be found in black or occasionally white plastic, The white plastic hydro sleeves are found on the early issues and these mostly seem to turn up in the USA.

There were many casting modifications on the Euclid. The right door can have no step, a thin step or a thick step, The left door has two different castings of the steps,
The bumper was usually smooth but the last run had over riders.
The baseplate is slightly modified around the bottom of the fuel tank and the stops that the tipper body sit on were in two sizes
The tipper body can be found with the letter 'A' or 'B' cast and also with the 'E' and part of the 'N' in England missing, with a thin or wide rear crossmember and finally with or without a gap below where the model number is cast which add up to a lot of variations.
Most castings of the Euclid are fairly easy to find but the white hydrosleeve is very hard to find.
The model was packed in 'D' or 'E' type boxes, It was replaced by the 6d Ford pick up truck towardsthe end of 1968.

above: body 1 has no step to the right door.

above: body 3 has a thick step, body 2 has a thin step.

above: this variation has wide steps

above: this variation has narrow steps

above: fitted with the white hydrosleeve.

above: a close up of the white hydrosleeve.

body type right side step left side steps bumper
body 1 no right step no top step smooth
body 2 thin right step no top step smooth
body 3 thick right step with top step with over riders

tipper body letter gap "England" crossmember
tipper 1 letter A with gap full lettering thin
tipper 2 letter A with gap E & part of N missing thin
tipper 3 letter B with gap full lettering thin
tipper 4 letter A no gap E & part of N missing thin
tipper 5 letter A no gap full lettering wide
tipper 6 letter B no gap full lettering on raised platform thin

code number general front black plastic wheel rear black plastic wheel body type tipper type trim hydro sleeve
code 1 yellow body & tipper 12 x 45 smooth inner, no wheel nuts 12.5 x 45 twin wheel unit as M9 body 1 tipper 1 yes black
code 2 yellow body & tipper 12 x 45 smooth inner, no wheel nuts 12.5 x 45 twin wheel unit as M9 body 1 tipper 1 yes white
code 3 yellow body & tipper 12 x 45 smooth inner, no wheel nuts 12.5 x 45 twin wheel unit as M9 body 1 tipper 2 yes black
code 4 yellow body & tipper 12 x 45 smooth inner, no wheel nuts 12.5 x 45 twin wheel unit as M9 body 1 tipper 2 yes white
code 5 yellow body & tipper 12 x 45 smooth inner, no wheel nuts 12.5 x 45 twin wheel unit as M9 body 1 tipper 3 yes black
code 6 yellow body & tipper 12 x 45 smooth inner, no wheel nuts 12.5 x 45 twin wheel unit as M9 body 1 tipper 3 yes white
code 7 yellow body & tipper 12 x 45 smooth inner, with wheel nuts 12.5 x 45 twin wheel unit as M9 body 1 tipper 1 yes black
code 8 yellow body & tipper 12 x 45 smooth inner, with wheel nuts 12.5 x 45 twin wheel unit as M9 body 1 tipper 1 yes white
code 9 yellow body & tipper 12 x 45 smooth inner, with wheel nuts 12.5 x 45 twin wheel unit as M9 body 1 tipper 2 yes black
code 10 yellow body & tipper 12 x 45 smooth inner, with wheel nuts 12.5 x 45 twin wheel unit as M9 body 1 tipper 2 yes white
code 11 yellow body & tipper 12 x 45 smooth inner, with wheel nuts 12.5 x 45 twin wheel unit as M9 body 1 tipper 3 yes black
code 12 yellow body & tipper 12 x 45 smooth inner, with wheel nuts 12.5 x 45 twin wheel unit as M9 body 1 tipper 3 yes white
code 13 yellow body & tipper 12.5 x 45 12.5 x 45 twin wheel unit as M9 body 1 tipper 1 yes black
code 14 yellow body & tipper 12.5 x 45 12.5 x 45 twin wheel unit as M9 body 1 tipper 2 yes black
code 15 yellow body & tipper 12.5 x 45 12.5 x 45 body 1 tipper 3 yes black
code 16 yellow body & tipper 12.5 x 45 12.5 x 45 body 1 tipper 1 yes black
code 17 yellow body & tipper 12.5 x 45 12.5 x 45 body 1 tipper 2 yes black
code 18 yellow body & tipper 12.5 x 45 12.5 x 45 body 1 tipper 2 none black
code 19 yellow body & tipper 12.5 x 45 12.5 x 45 body 1 tipper 3 none black
code 20 yellow body & tipper 12.5 x 45 12.5 x 45 body 1 tipper 6 none black
code 21 yellow body & tipper 12.5 x 45 12.5 x 45 body 2 tipper 3 none black
code 22 yellow body & tipper 12.5 x 45 12.5 x 45 body 2 tipper 4 none black
code 23 yellow body & tipper 12.5 x 45 12.5 x 45 body 2 tipper 5 none black
code 24 yellow body & tipper 12.5 x 45 12.5 x 45 body 2 tipper 6 none black
code 25 yellow body & tipper 12.5 x 45 12.5 x 45 body 3 tipper 5 none black
code 26 yellow body & tipper 12.5 x 45 12.5 x 45 body 3 tipper 6 none black

box types notes
D2 one black side one blue
D2 two blue sides
D2 light blue sides
E3 light blue sides

values

all models with black hydro sleeve 30

all models with white hydro sleeve 150+

values are for mint models in mint boxes

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