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Lesney Matchbox Major pack M6b 'BP' racing car transporter



The Lesney M6b racing car transporter replaced the 200 ton Pickfords transporter in 1966.
At the time this one was made many racing cars were transported by this type of vehicle which were usually custom built but this one appears to be a made up design although it has similarities with other transporters used at the time.
This is another larger scale model which should really have been a kingsize from the start as it was just too larger scale to fit in with the other majors.
The model was painted green with a silver internal ramp, baseplate and drop down rear door. It had an ivory plastic interior and clear plastic windows and skylight, The wheels were red plastic hubs which are prone to shrinkage and black plastic tyres, The axles were always dome head with rounded ends.
It was enhanced by the fitting of two black, white & yellow decals to each side.
There were a few casting modifications, Early on the internal ramp had a tongue added which would locate into a slot which was added to the rear door, The rear bumper was thickened fairly early and the ridge along the front edge of the baseplate was enlarged slightly.
Pre production models are known to have different decals to the regular issues, the pre pros had "Monza, Le Mans, Sebring and Nurburgring" and the regular issue had "Le Mans, Sebring, Silverstone and Nurburgring".
The model was only in the range for a year before the Major series was deleted but this one was moved into the Kingsize range to become the K5b, In the Majors series it was packaged in an 'E' type box,
It is not too hard to find and the prices are reasonable which is probably due to the models larger scale as to most collectors it does not have the charm of the smaller toys so it is not a particularly desirable model.


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Lot 1575 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox Major Pack No.M6 Racing Car Transporter - green body, red plastic hubs with black tyres - Mint in Good Plus detailed picture box (missing inner packing card) - still displays well. Estimate: 30-50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 70


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Lot 2543 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox Major Pack - M6 Racing Car Transporter - correct M6 baseplate - Near Mint in Good Plus to Excellent slide out sleeve detailed colour picture box (lacks inner card packing piece). Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 40

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Lot 459 Matchbox - November 6th, 2006 Matchbox Major Pack M6 Racing Car Transporter - Excellent in Fair detailed colour picture box, No.52b BRM Racing Car - blue, decals - Good Plus and No.19d Lotus F1 Racing Car - green, decals - Fair. (3) Estimate: 20-25 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 35


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Lot 950 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox Major Pack M6 Racing Car Transporter - Excellent in Excellent slide out sleeve detailed colour picture box (lacks inner packing). Estimate: 25 -35 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30

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Lot 358 Matchbox - June 8th, 2004 No.M6 Racing Car Transporter - green, red plastic hubs, silver ramp and rear door - Mint in Excellent box. Estimate: 50 - 60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 40