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Matchbox King-Size No.K-8 Caterpillar Traxcavator

The Lesney Matchbox King-Size K-8 Caterpillar Traxcavator replaced the Guy Warrior Car Transporter in 1970, The first version was painted yellow all over and it had yellow plastic rollers with green rubber tracks, The hydrosleeves were black plastic and it had a blue driver with a flesh coloured face, This is the hardest version to find.
The second version had a yellow body with an orange shovel and lifting arms and a blue & flesh coloured driver, The rollers can be yellow, pale orange or black plastic with green rubber tracks, The final version was sold in a 'Big MX' set and the body was recoloured to silver with orange shovel and lifting arms with a blue & flesh driver, The rollers and tracks were both black. On this version the lifting arms were modified so it did not have the hydrosleeves fitted. The model was packaged in F type boxes with a header card. It was replaced by the Animal Transporter in 1980.

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Lot 1131 Matchbox - April 15th, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K8 Caterpillar Traxcavator - all yellow including plastic rollers, green rubber tracks, figure driver - Excellent Plus nice example of a harder issue to find. Estimate: 80-110 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 180

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Lot 2583 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox King-Size - K8 Caterpillar Traxcavator - lemon yellow body, orange hydraulic rams & bucket, driver, black plastic rollers, original green rubber tracks - Excellent Plus in Good Plus pictorial window box. Estimate: 20-30 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 35


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Lot 2582 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox King-Size - K8 Caterpillar Traxcavator - dark yellow, orange hydraulic rams & bucket, driver, black plastic rollers, original green rubber tracks - Near Mint in Good Plus pictorial window box. Scarce issue with dark yellow body. Estimate: 50-70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 90


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Lot 1245 The Ron Slyder Collection - October 10th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K8 Caterpillar Traxcavator - lemon yellow body, orange hydraulic rams and bucket, driver, early issue pale orange plastic rollers, original green rubber tracks - Excellent Plus to Near Mint in Excellent Plus pictorial window box. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 35


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A pre production Traxcavator

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Lot 1022 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K8 Caterpillar Traxcavator - lemon yellow body, orange hydraulic rams and bucket, driver, black plastic rollers, original green rubber tracks - Excellent Plus in Excellent Plus pictorial window box. Estimate: 25 -35 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 50


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Lot 1021 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K8 Caterpillar Traxcavator - yellow, driver, yellow plastic rollers, original green rubber tracks - Near Mint in Near Mint pictorial window box with correct colour illustration of model. Scarce early issue. Estimate: 50 -70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 220


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Lot 7094 The Flanders Fields Matchbox Collection - June 30th, 2009 Matchbox Big MX No.BM5 Mechanised Quarry Site & Traxcavator - silver, orange, black plastic rollers with black rubber tracks - contents is generally Near Mint to Mint in Excellent harder to find lift off lid colour picture box. Estimate: 90-110 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 170