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Moko Lesney Matchbox 7b Ford Anglia



The Lesney model of the Ford Anglia joined the Matchbox 1-75 series in 1961.
It's only colour scheme was pale blue and it had blue plastic tinted windows of varying shade and some can appear to be almost clear plastic,
It was fitted with a gloss black baseplate that was attached by a tongue at the front which located through a slot below the front bumper and a round rivet at the rear,
Like most other models a towhook was cast in as part of the baseplate.
It was fitted with a variety of wheel sizes and colours but these were always mounted on dome head axles with rounded ends.

On the baseplate the model number '7' could be cast directly to the baseplate or onto a raised rectangular panel,
The rear rivet post had a few alterations too,
Originally there was one web which joined the post to the inside of the boot (trunk),
Then an additional triangular brace was added to the front edge below the rear window and finally a transverse brace was cast which joined the rivet post to the insides of the rear wings.
There are no particularly rare variations but the grey wheeled version is quite hard to find,
It was availabe in 'C' and 'D type boxes and after a six year run was replaced in 1967 by the 7c ford refuse truck.

above: two different casting versions of the number.

above: two of the three different rivet post variations.

code number blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles wheel type baseplate number rivet post
code 1 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 8 x 18 grey plastic on platform rear web only
code 2 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 20 grey plastic on platform rear web only
code 3 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 20 grey plastic flat baseplate rear web only
code 4 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 20 silver plastic on platform rear web only
code 5 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 20 silver plastic flat baseplate rear web only
code 6 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 24 silver plastic on platform rear web only
code 7 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 24 silver plastic on platform front and rear webs
code 8 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 24 silver plastic flat baseplate front and rear webs
code 9 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 24 silver plastic on platform four webs
code 10 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 24 silver plastic flat baseplate four webs
code 11 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 24 grey plastic on platform four webs
code 12 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 24 grey plastic flat baseplate four webs
code 13 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 24 black plastic on platform four webs
code 14 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 24 black plastic flat baseplate four webs
code 15 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 36 grey plastic on platform four webs
code 16 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 36 grey plastic flat baseplate four webs
code 17 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 36 black plastic on platform four webs
code 18 blue body, black base, blue tinted windows, dome head rounded axles 9 x 36 black plastic flat baseplate four webs

box types notes
C with "New Model"
C without "New Model"
D1 with grey wheels
D2 with grey wheels
D2 one black side one blue, black wheels
D2 two blue sides, black wheels
D2 light blue sides, black wheels

values

grey plastic wheels 40

silver or black plastic wheels 30

values are for mint models in mint boxes

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