Home Database Annual Lineup 1979 Rest of World
Matchbox 1979 Lineup
Worldwide
1
Dodge Challenger
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
Porsche 930 Turbo
dark brown
dark metallic brown
silver-gray
matte gray
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
medium bronze, black roof
medium bronze, white roof
light bronze, white roof
dark bronze, white roof
maroon, white 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 RS 2000
white, DUNLOP 9 (sided)
white, DUNLOP 9 (sided), no roof label
white, DUNLOP 9 (sided), longer side
10
Plymouth Gran Fury
white, POLICE with shield (black)
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 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, red slashes
red, gray, red slashes
red, orange-yellow
20
Range Rover Police Patrol
white, orange POLICE 3 / 16" wide
white, orange POLICE 1 / 8" narrow
white, SITE ENGINEER
21
Renault 5 TL
yellow, black LE CAR
metallic blue
dark metallic blue
silver-gray
silver-gray, red A 5
22
Blaze Buster Fire Engine
light red, FIRE
23
Atlas Dump Truck
dark blue, orange
24
Diesel Shunter
light yellow, red-metal, D1496-RF
dark yellow, 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)
flat black, light tan plastic, N.Y.K.
flat black, beige 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
Lincoln Continental Mk V
light red, white roof
dark red, white roof
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)
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, olive 21 * 11 label
olive green, black gun, dark olive 21 * 11 label
39
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II
silver-gray
dull matte gray
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)
43
0-4-0 Steam Loco
red, black boiler, 4345
cherry red, black boiler, 4345
red, charcoal boiler, 4345
44
Railway Passenger Coach
red, beige flat roof, 431 432 (narrow digits)
red, beige flat roof, 431 432
red, bone flat roof, 431 432
red, cream flat roof, GWR (from SF47c)
red, beige flat roof, GWR (from SF47c)
45
BMW 3.0 CSL
orange, no roof light, BMW
orange, no roof light
46
Ford Tractor
blue, yellow harrow
blue, orange-yellow harrow
47
Pannier Locomotive
dark green, black, GWR
medium green, black, GWR
48
Sambron Fork Lift Truck
yellow, yellow arm, yellow fork
yellow, yellow-orange arm, yellow-orange fork
49
Crane Truck
yellow
50
Articulated Truck
yellow, black, orange-yellow, blue
lemon, black, lemon, blue
lemon, black, orange-yellow, blue
51
Grain Grabber (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
Ford Cortina Mk IV
metallic lime, open doors
56
Mercedes 450SEL
metallic blue
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
Corvette
metallic red, white side tampo, white hood tampo
metallic red, white hood tampo
63
Freeway Gas Tanker
white cab, white tank, SHELL (sided)
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 (Nissan) 260 Z 2 + 2
metallic burgundy
metallic purple
68
Chevy Van
orange, wide blue and narrow red stripes, blue triangle on front sides
orange, wide blue and narrow red stripes
orange, wide blue and narrow white stripes
69
Armored Truck
red, WELLS FARGO, 732-2031
red
red, WELLS FARGO, QZ-2031
70
Self Propelled Gun
olive green
matte olive green
71
Dodge Cattle Truck
bronze, orange-yellow
bronze, light orange
bronze, yellow
dull red, beige
72
Bomag Road Roller
yellow
73
Weasel Armoured Car
metallic green, black turret
olive green, black turret
74
Mercury Cougar Villager
light metallic lime, green tailgate
light metallic lime, olive tailgate
dark metallic lime, green tailgate
very dark metallic lime, green tailgate
75
Kaman Seasprite Helecopter
white, blue RESCUE (sided)
- product example picture available