Regular Wheels are the very first stage of the Matchbox era. They could be found with Black Plastic wheels (BPW), Grey Plastic wheels (GPW), Silver Plastic wheels (SPW) and Metal wheels (MW). This era ran from 1953 to 1969, before Lesney transitioned their models to the Superfast Era in 1970, in response to the Hot Wheels upstart launch. All Regular Wheel-era models were manufactured in England.

Quoted values are for LOOSE, NM examples, without the box. Cars less than NM will obviously command a lesser value than listed, depending on overall condition.

Note that the NCHWA utilizes a pricing method called "Star Value©." Instead of specific dollar values, each car will be assigned a Star Value© to indicate rarity and potential price range. There are simply too many variables to place a "set" value on any model, so a range will be used instead to indicate where that particular model may fall on the secondary price scale. A +/- indicates where on that scale the value is approximated, while a number by itself would indicate the value falls in the middle of the Star Value. This is also an easy quick-glance method to determine rarity; the higher the number, the rarer the car. The value chart will be placed at the bottom of each page.

#
Year
Name
Description
Wheels
Value
11-A
1955
Road Tanker
a) Red cab with gold grille and fuel tanks, Esso decal on rear and Metal Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Esso decal on sides
c) Yellow cab and tank with metal wheels
d) Green cab with gold drille and fuel tanks with metal wheels
MW
MW
MW
MW
5
8
4
15
11-B
1958
Road Tanker
a) Red body with gold trim and metal wheels
b) Same as "a", but with silver trim
c) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
d) Same as "a", but with Black Plastic Wheels
e) Same as "a", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
MW
MW
GPW
BPW
SPW
3
3
3
3
5
11-C
1965
Jumbo Crane
a) Yellow body with red/yellow crane, red hook and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but all-yellow crane and red hook
BPW
BPW
2+
2+
11-D
1969
Scaffold Truck
a) Silver body with "Builders" decal, yellow scaffolding and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2
12-A
1955
Land Rover
a) Dark green body with tan driver and Metal Wheels
MW
4
12-B
1959
Land Rover
a) Dark green body with NO driver and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
BPW
GPW
2
2+
12-C
1965
Safari Land Rover
a) Green body with brown plastic luggage and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Blue body with brown plastic luggage and Black Plastic Wheels
c) Same as "b", but with tan luggage
BPW
BPW
BPW
2+
2+
2+
13-A
1955
Bedford Wreck Truck
a) Tan body with red crane/hook and Metal Wheels
MW
4
13-B
1958
Bedford Wreck Truck
a) Tan body with red crane/hook, "13" cast on base and Metal Wheels
MW
4
13-C
1961
Thames Wreck Truck
a) Red body with "Matchbox Garages" decal and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
BPW
GPW
4-
4+
13-D
1965
Dodge Wreck Truck
a) Yellow cab with green bed, red hook, "BP" decal and Black Plastic Wheels
c) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
d) Same as "a", but with grey hook
e) Green cab with yellow bed and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
GPW
BPW
BPW
3
3
6
18
14-A
1956
Daimler Ambulance
a) Off-white body with red cross on roof and Metal Wheels
MW
3+
14-B
1958
Daimler Ambulance
a) Off-white body with red cross on roof and Metal Wheels (larger casting)
MW
3+
14-C
1962
Bedford Ambulance
a) White body with "LCC Ambulance" decal and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
c) Same as "a", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
BPW
GPW
SPW
3
5
17
14-D
1968
Iso Grifo
a) Blue body with white interior and Black Plastic Wheels with chrome hubs
BPW
2
15-A
1956
Prime Mover
a) Orange body with silver trim and Metal Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
MW
GPW
3-
8
15-B
1959
Atlantic Prime Mover
a) Orange body with silver trim, black spare tire and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
BPW
GPW
2
17
15-C
1963
Refuse Truck
a) Blue cab with white dumper, "Cleansing Service" decal and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with no porthole in rear hatch
BPW
BPW
2
3
15-D
1968
VW 1500 Saloon
a) White body with "137" decal and Black Plastic Wheels with chrome hubs
BPW
3
16-A
1956
Atlantic Trailer
a) Tan body with Metal Wheels
MW
2+
16-B
1957
Atlantic Trailer
a) Orange body with Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2+
16-C
1964
Scammell Snowplow
a) Grey cab with orange dumper and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
BPW
GPW
2+
5+
16-D
1969
Case Bulldozer
a) Red body with yellow top/motor and green treads
b) Same as "a", but with black treads
N/A
N/A
2
3-
17-A
1956
Bedford Removals Van
a) Dark-green body with "Matchbox Removals Service" decal and Metal Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
c) Light-green body with "Matchbox Removals Service" decal and Metal Wheels
d) Maroon body with gold trim, "Matchbox Removals Service" and Metal Wheels
e) Blue body with silver trim, "Matchbox Removals Service" and Metal Wheels
MW
GPW
MW
MW
MW
2+
3
2+
8
9




17-C
1960
Austin Taxi Cab
a) Maroon body with tan driver and Grey Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
GPW
SPW
5
6
17-D
1963
Hoveringham Tipper
a) Red cab with orange dumper, "Hoveringham" decal and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2
17-E
1969
Horse Box
a) Red cab with green box, 2 white horses and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2
18-A
1956
Caterpillar Bulldozer
a) Yellow body with red blade and metal rollers
N/A
2+
18-B
1958
Caterpillar Bulldozer
a) Yellow body with yellow blade and metal rollers
MW
2+
18-C
1961
Caterpillar Bulldozer
a) Yellow body with yellow blade and black plastic rollers
N/A
2+
18-D
1964
Caterpillar Bulldozer
a) Yellow body with NO RIDER, yellow blade and black plastic rollers
N/A
2+
18-E
1969
Field Car
a) Yellow body with brown roof and Black Plastic Wheels with red hubs
b) Same as "a", but with green hubs on Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
BPW
2
15
19-A
1956
MG TC Sports Car
a) Off-white body with red interior, tan driver and Metal Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
MW
GPW
3
6
19-B
1958
MGA Sports Car
a) White body with red interior, tan driver and Metal Wheels
MW
4+
19-C
1961
Aston Martin Racing Car
a) Green body with white driver, "3, 19 or 53" decal and BPW with wire hubs
b) Same as "a", but with grey driver
BPW
BPW
4
4
19-D
1966
Lotus Racing Car
a) Orange body with "3" decal, white driver and Black Plastic Wheels with yellow hubs
b) Green body with "3" decal, white driver and Black Plastic Wheels with yellow hubs
BPW
BPW
3+
3
20-A
1956
Stake Truck
a) Maroon body with silver grille/fuel tanks and Metal Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with gold grille/fuel tanks
c) Same as "a", but with no painted trim
d) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
e) Same as "c", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
MW
MW
MW
GPW
GPW
4
4
4
5
5
20-B
1959
ERF Truck
a) Blue body with "Ever Ready" decal and Grey Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Black Plastic Wheels
c) Same as "a", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
GPW
BPW
SPW
3+
4
5
20-C
1965
Chevy Impala Taxi Cab
a) Yellow body with white or red interior and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Orange body with white or red interior and Black Plastic Wheels
c) Same as "b", but with white interior and Grey Plastic Wheels
BPW
BPW
GPW
2
2
7


1 = $1-5 2 = $6-15 3 = $16-25 4 = $26-35 5 = $36-50 6 = $51-70
7 = $71-90 8 = $91-110 9 = $111-130 10 = $131-160 11 = $161-180 12 = $181-200
13 = $201-220 14 = $221-240 15 = $241-270 16 = $271-300 17 = $301-330 18 = $331-350


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