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
1-A
1953
Diesel Roller
a) Dark green body with yellow/gold driver and red Metal Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with light green body
MW
MW
6
10
1-B
1955
Road Roller
a) Dark green body with yellow/gold driver and red Metal Wheels
MW
7
1-C
1958
Road Roller
a) Dark green body with green driver and red Metal Wheels
MW
5
1-D
1962
Aveling Barford Road Roller
a) Dark green body with green driver and red Metal Wheels
MW
4
1-E
1968
Mercedes Benz Lorry
a) Light-green cab with orange plastic canopy and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with yellow plastic canopy
BPW
3
3+
2-A
1953
Dumper
a) Dark green body with tan driver, red dumper and green Metal Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with unpainted Metal Wheels
GMW
MW
5-
2+
2-B
1957
Dumper
a) Dark green body with tan driver, red dumper and Grey Plastic Wheels
GPW
4+
2-C
1961
Muir Hill Dumper
a) Red body with green dumper, "Laing" decal and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with "Muir Hill" decal
BPW
BPW
3
5
2-D
1968
Mercedes Trailer
a) Light green body with orange plastic canopy and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with yellow plastic canopy
BPW
BPW
1+
1+
3-A
1953
Cement Mixer
a) Blue body with orange Metal Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
MW
GPW
3
3+
3-B
1961
Bedford Tipper
a) Grey cab with red dumper and Grey Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with burgandy dumper
c) Grey cab with red dumper and Black Plastic Wheels
d) Same as "c", but with burgandy dumper
GPW
GPW
BPW
BPW
4
5+
2+
3-
3-C
1968
Mercedes Benz Ambulance
a) White body with blue windows, cross decal and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2+
4-A
1954
Massey Harris Tractor
a) Red body with tan driver, cast fenders and Metal Wheels
MW
7-
4-B
1957
Massey Harris Tractor
a) Red body with tan driver, No Fenders and Metal Wheels
MW
4-
4-C
1960
Triumph Motorcycle
a) Light blue body with wire spoke hubs and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
5
4-D
1967
Dodge Stake Truck
a) Yellow body with green stakes and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with blue-green stakes
BPW
2+
4+
5-A
1954
London Bus
a) Red body with "Buy Matchbox" label and Metal Wheels
MW
4
5-B
1957
London Bus
a) Red body with "Buy Matchbox" label and Metal Wheels
MW
4+
5-C
1961
London Bus
a) Red body with "BP visco-static" label and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
c) Red body with "Player's Please" decal and Grey Plastic Wheels
d) Red body with "Drink Peardrax" decal and Black Plastic Wheels
e) Same as "d", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
f) Red body with "Baron of Beef" decal and Black Plastic Wheels
g) Same as "f", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
BPW
GPW
GPW
BPW
GPW
BPW
GPW
4
3
3
5-
5-
5+
5+
5-D
1965
London Bus
a) Red body with "Visco Static" label and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
3
6-A
1954
Quarry Truck
a) Red/orange body with grey dumper and Metal Wheels
MW
3
6-B
1957
Quarry Truck
a) Yellow body with Euclid decal and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
BPW
GPW
4+
6+
6-C
1964
Euclid Quarry Truck
a) Yellow body with yellow dumper and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2+
6-D
1968
Ford Pickup Truck
a) Red body with white top, silver grille and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with white grille
BPW
BPW
3-
3-
7-A
1954
Horse Drawn Milk Float
a) Red/orange body with white bottles and Metal Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with silver bottles
c) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
MW
MW
GPW
4
4+
4
7-B
1961
Ford Anglia
a) Light-blue body with Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
c) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
BPW
SPW
GPW
3
4
2
7-C
1966
Ford Refuse Truck
a) Red/orange body with grey/silver dumper and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2
8-A
1955
Caterpillar Tractor
a) Red/orange body with green treads and Metal Wheels
b) Yellow body with green treads and Metal Wheels
MW
MW
6
4
8-B
1959
Caterpillar Tractor
a) Yellow body with treads and Metal Wheels
MW
3+
8-C
1961
Caterpillar Tractor
a) Yellow body with treads and Metal Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
c) Same as "a", but with Black Plastic Wheels
MW
SPW
BPW
4
5
4
8-D
1964
Caterpillar Tractor
a) Yellow body with treads and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2+
8-E
1966
Ford Mustang Fastback
a) White body with red interior and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2+
9-A
1955
Dennis Fire Escape
a) Red body with NO number cast/front bumper and Metal Wheels
MW
3
9-B
1957
Dennis Fire Escape
a) Red body with "9" number cast on base and Metal Wheels
MW
4
9-C
1959
Merryweather Fire Engine
a) Red body with tan ladder and Grey Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Black Plastic Wheels
c) Red body with gold ladder and Grey Plastic Wheels
d) Same as "c", but with Black Plastic Wheels
e) Red body with silver ladder and Black Plastic Wheels
GPW
BPW
GPW
BPW
BPW
2
2-
2
2
2
9-D
1966
Boat and Trailer
a) Blue deck/trailer, clear windows, white hull and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2
10-A
1955
Mechanical Horse & Trailer
a) Red body with GREY trailer and Metal Wheels
MW
3+
10-B
1958
Mechanical Horse & Trailer
a) Red body with TAN trailer and Metal Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
MW
GPW
3+
3+
10-C
1961
Sugar Container Truck
a) Blue body with Tate & Lyle deco and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
c) Blue body with crown tampo on back and Grey Plastic Wheels
d) Same as "c", but with no crown tampo on back
BPW
SPW
GPW
GPW
3+
4
4
3
10-D
1966
Pipe Truck
a) Red body with chrome grille, grey pipes and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with white grille
BPW
2
3+


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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