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Matchbox King-Size No.K-17 Ford D800 Articulated Low Loader with Case Bulldozer

In 1966 Lesney released the Matchbox King-Size K-17 Ford D800 Articulated Low Loader with Case Bulldozer, The tractor and trailer were always painted green all over except for the yellow fuel tanks which when lifted would uncouple the tractor unit from the trailer, The baseplate was silver painted and it included the grille as part of the casting which meant it did not need silver trim, The cab was fitted with green tinted plastic windows and it had a red roof beacon. Both tractor and trailer were fitted with red plastic hubs with black plastic tyres which included a spare wheel mounted to the top of trailer.
The bulldozer had a red painted body with a yellow baseplate which included the engine and dozer blade as part of the casting, It also had yellow plastic rollers and a removable yellow metal cab roof and it was fitted with green rubber tracks which were replaced by black rubber tracks on the later issues. Both the the Tractor unit and the Bulldozer had decals for 'Laing' but later 'Taylor Woodrow' decals were fitted including extra decals applied to the back of the tractor cab and to the back of the Bulldozer cab, This set was packaged in E and F type window boxes and the F type box could also have a header card, It was converted to Superfast wheels in 1970/71 and was recoloured to lime trailer with a crimson or pink tractor unit.


Above: A period Lesney publicity picture.

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Lot 424 Matchbox - September 8th, 2009 Matchbox King Size No.K17 Ford D800 Articulated Low Loader with Case Bulldozer Load "Taylor Woodrow" - green, yellow, red - overall condition is generally Near Mint, inner pictorial stand is Excellent, outer window box is Fair. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 35

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Lot 574 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K17 Ford D800 Articulated Low Loader with Case Bulldozer load - "Taylor Woodrow" decals, Low Loader is finished in green, yellow, red plastic hubs with black plastic tyres - Excellent, Case Bulldozer is red, yellow including plastic rollers with green rubber tracks - Excellent Plus, outer blue and yellow window box is Excellent, inner blue plastic tray is Good. Estimate: 50-70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 50


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Lot 2678 Matchbox Toys - August 19th, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K17 Ford D800 Articulated Low Loader with Case Bulldozer load "Laing" decals - green, yellow, red including plastic hubs and rollers, green rubber tracks - overall condition is generally Excellent Plus - displays well - unboxed. Estimate: 30-50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30


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Lot 1632 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K17 Ford D800 Articulated Lowloader with Case Bulldozer Load "Taylor Woodrow" - red, yellow tractor unit with red plastic hubs and black tyres - Bulldozer is finished in yellow and red with plastic rows and green rubber tracks - although overall condition is generally Mint is missing spare tyre, inner pictorial stand is Near Mint, outer blue and yellow carded box is Excellent although cellophane is loose. Estimate: 50-60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 45


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Lot 488 Matchbox - November 6th, 2006 Matchbox Superkings K17 Ford D800 Articulated Lowloader pre-production colour trial - lime green, bare metal grille and base (production versions have metallic red cab with metallic silver painted grille and base) complete with Case Bulldozer Load - orange, yellow, black plastic rollers with original black rubber tracks. Estimate: 120-150 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 220


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Lot 1268 The Ron Slyder Collection - October 10th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K17 Ford D800 Articulated Lowloader with Case Bulldozer Load - Laing decals, tractor unit has K17 baseplate, clear plastic suspension, bulldozer has red plastic rollers and original green rubber tracks (one track perished) - tractor unit and lowloader generally Near Mint (paint chips around coupling area), bulldozer Good Plus (rear axle bent out of shape) in Excellent Plus pictorial window box with inner pictorial card tray. Estimate: 40-50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 45


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Lot 1061 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K17 Ford D800 Articulated Lowloader with Case Bulldozer Load - Taylor Woodrow decals, tractor unit with un-numbered baseplate, white plastic trailer suspension, Bulldozer with yellow plastic rollers, original green rubber tracks - Near Mint although some decal loss to rear cab decal in Excellent pictorial window box. Estimate: 50 -70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 100


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Lot 1060 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K17 Ford D800 Articulated Lowloader with Case Bulldozer Load - Taylor Woodrow decals, un-numbered tractor unit baseplate, white plastic trailer suspension, Bulldozer has yellow plastic rollers, original green rubber tracks - tractor unit Excellent Plus - trailer and bulldozer Near Mint to Mint in Excellent pictorial window box with inner pictorial card tray. Estimate: 50 -70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 80


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Lot 1059 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K17 Ford D800 Articulated Lowloader with Case Bulldozer Load - Taylor Woodrow decals, un-numbered tractor unit baseplate, light blue trailer suspension, Bulldozer has yellow plastic rollers, original green rubber tracks - Excellent Plus (tyres loose and trailer suspension broken) in Good Plus short window box with inner pictorial card tray (perspex replaced). Estimate: 30 -50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30


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Lot 1058 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K17 Ford D800 Articulated Low Loader with Case Bulldozer Load - Taylor Woodrow decals, K17 Tractor Unit baseplate which is screwed rather than riveted together, clear plastic trailer suspension, Bulldozer has yellow plastic rollers, original green rubber tracks - Excellent Plus in Good Plus to Excellent tall window box with inner pictorial card tray (perspex torn). Estimate: 40 -50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 80


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Lot 1057 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K17 Ford D800 Articulated Low Loader with Case Bulldozer Load - Laing decals, tractor unit has K17 baseplate, clear plastic trailer suspension, Bulldozer has red plastic rollers (one damaged) and original but perished green rubber tracks - overall Good in Fair glue repaired "New Model" window box with inner vac-form tray (replacement perspex). Estimate: 20 -30 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30