Home Database Annual Lineup 1978 United States
Matchbox 1978 Lineup
Worldwide
1
Dodge Challenger
light red, white
red, white
2
Hovercraft
light metallic green, tan, RESCUE
light metallic green, beige, RESCUE
dark metallic green, tan, RESCUE
dark metallic green, beige, RESCUE
dark metallic green, black, RESCUE
3
Monteverdi Hai
orange, 3 yellow, orange and black
orange, 6 (from SF62c)
4
Pontiac Firebird
light metallic blue
dark metallic blue
5
Seafire Boat on Trailer
blue, white, SEAFIRE
blue-green, white, SEAFIRE
6
Mercedes-Benz 350SL Convertible
orange, black roof
light yellow, black roof
bright yellow, black roof
7
Volkswagen Golf
medium metallic green
dark metallic green
8
De Tomaso Pantera
white, 8, 8 (sided)
white, 8
white, 9 (from SF62c)
white, sun (from SF47b)
cream, 8, 8 (sided)
9
Ford Escort RS2000
white, DUNLOP 9 (sided), longer side
10
Ford Mustang Piston Popper
dark blue
11
Bedford Car Transporter
light orange, beige
light orange, bone white
12
Big Bull
orange, medium metallic green blade
13
GMC Snorkel Fire Engine
red, yellow boom, yellow bucket
14
(Austin) Mini Ha Ha
red, blue / red roundels (from SB-21)
red, yellow / blue / white / red roundels
red-orange, yellow / blue / white / red roundels
15
Lansing Bagnall Fork Lift Truck
red, LANSING, pegasus at front facing backward
red, LANSING, pegasus at front facing forward
16
Badger
light bronze, cream antenna
light bronze, ivory antenna
light bronze, black antenna
dark bronze, black antenna
17
Daimler Londoner
blue, MATCHBOX 1953-1978
orange, MATCHBOX 1953-1978
red, MATCHBOX 1953-1978
red, BERGER PAINTS (round) (sided)
18
Hondarora Motorcycle
red, chrome engine, HONDA
dark red, chrome engine, HONDA
red, chrome engine
19
Peterbilt Cement Truck
red, orange-yellow
20
Range Rover Police Patrol
white, orange POLICE 3 / 16" wide
white, orange POLICE 1 / 8" narrow
white, SITE ENGINEER
21
Rod Roller
yellow, flame and white star on blue circle
yellow
22
Blaze Buster Fire Engine
light red, FIRE
23
Atlas Dump Truck
dark blue, orange
24
Diesel Shunter
dark metallic green, red-metal, RAIL FREIGHT
dark metallic green, red-metal, D1496-RF
25
Flat Car with Container
flat black, dark tan plastic, N.Y.K.
flat black, dark tan plastic, UNITED STATES LINES
flat black, dark tan plastic, SEA / LAND light red (from SF42c)
26
Site Dumper
yellow, red
27
Lamborghini Countach
red, lime and black 8 tampo
red, green and black 8 tampo
28
Stoat
gold, brown soldier
olive green, brown soldier
29
Muir Hill Shovel Nose Tractor
dark yellow, red shovel
dark yellow, maroon shovel
light yellow, red shovel
30
Swamp Rat
olive green, light tan, SWAMP RATS
olive green, dark tan, SWAMP RATS
olive green, pinkish tan, SWAMP RATS
olive green, dark tan
31
Caravan
white, orange stripe with seagull (sided)
white, yellow stripe with seagull (sided)
32
Field Gun
olive green, olive green guard, tan diorama
33
Honda 750 Police Motorcycle
white, POLICE
34
Vantastic (based on Ford Mustang)
orange, no engine, 34 hood label, stripes (sided) side labels
orange, no engine, 34 hood label, no side labels
orange, no engine, no hood label, no side labels
35
Fandango
light red, 35
dark red, 35
dark red, sun (from SF47b)
36
Formula 5000
red, TEXACO 11, CHAMPION
37
Skip Truck
red, blue skip
38
Jeep
olive green, black gun, green star label
olive green, black gun, olive 21 * 11 label
olive green, black gun, dark olive 21 * 11 label
39
Clipper
metallic magenta, chrome tail pipes
metallic magenta, white tail pipes
40
Bedford Horse Box
red, beige
orange, beige
orange, bone
41
Chevrolet Ambulance
white, AMBULANCE / red cross (sided)
white, EMERGENCY MED. SERVICE (sided)
42
Mercedes-Benz Container Truck
red, beige, SEA / LAND dark red
dark red, red, beige, SEA / LAND dark red
red, beige, N.Y.K. (from MI725)
red, yellow-tan, N.Y.K. (from MI725)
43
(Volkswagen) Dragon Wheels
light green, DRAGON WHEELS (sided)
44
Ford Boss Mustang
lemon, ridged silver engine, matte black hood
yellow, ridged silver engine, matte black hood
45
BMW 3.0 CSL
orange, no roof light, BMW
orange, no roof light
46
Stretcha Fetcha
white, blue roof lights, AMBULANCE labels
white, amber roof lights, AMBULANCE labels
white, amber roof lights, red cross labels (from MI803)
47
Beach Hopper
dark blue with pink spots, sun (blue background)
dark blue with pink spots, sun (brown background)
48
Sambron Fork Lift Truck
yellow, yellow arm, yellow fork
white, black arm, black fork, red stripes
fluorescent green, black arm, black fork, red and white stripes
yellow, yellow-orange arm, yellow-orange fork
49
Crane Truck
yellow
50
Articulated Truck
yellow, black, orange-yellow, blue
yellow, black, orange, blue
51
Combine Harvester
red, yellow rotor, yellow chute
52
Police Launch
white, blue, blue POLICE
53
Jeep CJ6
red, tan roof
red, light tan roof
pinkish red, tan roof
54
Personnel Carrier
olive green, no rear seats
olive green, tan rear seats
55
Hellraiser
metallic blue, stars and stripes
metallic blue
metallic blue, 3, orange stripe (from SF03b)
56
Hi-Tailer (based on Porsche 917-10 CanAm)
white, small MB airfoil label, MB 5, blue and orange stripe hood label
57
Ford Wildlife Truck
yellow, red-brown lion, RANGER label
yellow, tan lion, RANGER label
58
Faun Dump Truck
yellow
59
Planet Scout
metallic red, beige
60
Holden Pick-Up
metallic maroon, yellow cycles, 500 with checkers
red, yellow cycles, 500 with checkers
red, lemon cycles, 500 with checkers
red, yellow cycles, star (from K-2001)
61
Ford Wreck Truck
red
62
Renault 17TL
orange-red, yellow, red and green stripe, 6 on hood
63
Freeway Gas Tanker
red cab, white tank, BURMAH red over blue (rnd.) (sided)
red cab, white tank, CHEVRON
64
Fire Chief Car
red, blue roof light, FIRE, plain shield (sided)
red, blue roof light, FIRE, outlined shield (sided)
65
Airport Coach
dark blue, white roof, AMERICAN AIRLINES (sided)
dark blue, white roof, BRITISH AIRWAYS (sided)
dark blue, white roof, LUFTHANSA (sided)
66
Ford Transit
dark orange, brown cargo, less than 1 / 16" thin tailgate
dark orange, brown cargo, 3 / 16" thick tailgate
dark orange, dark tan cargo, 3 / 16" thick tailgate
dark orange, light tan cargo, 3 / 16" thick tailgate
67
Datsun 260Z 2+2
metallic burgundy
metallic purple
68
Cosmobile
metallic red, silver roof horns
69
Turbo Fury
metallic red, cream propellers, 86 (from SF61a)
metallic red, cream propellers, 69
70
Self Propelled Gun
olive green
matte olive green
71
Dodge Cattle Truck
bronze, orange-yellow
72
Saunders-Roe SRN6 Hovercraft
black, white
73
Weasel Armoured Car
metallic green, black turret
olive green, black turret
74
Toe Joe
dark metallic lime
75
Kaman Seasprite Helecopter
white, blue RESCUE (sided)
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