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. Depending on the model, the boxes alone can go for $10 to $65 and up by themselves, so take this into consideration when purchasing. 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
51-A
1958
Albion Chieftain
a) Yellow body with "Blue Circle Portlant Cement" deco and Metal Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
c) Same as "a", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
d) Same as "a", but with Black Plastic Wheels
e) Orange body with silver bed and Metal Wheels
MW
GPW
SPW
BPW
MW
4
4
4
6
4
51-B
1964
John Deere Trailer
a) Green body with Black Plastic Wheels (+ 3 yellow barrels)
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
BPW
GPW
2
2+
51-C
1969
8-Wheel Tipper
a) Orange cab/base with silver grille, "Douglas" deco and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with white grille
c) Same as "a", but with "Pointer" deco
d) Yellow body with "Pointer" deco and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
BPW
BPW
BPW
2+
2+
4
2+


52-A
1958
Maserati 4CLT Racer
a) Red body with "52" deco and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Wire Hubs
c) Yellow body with "52" deco and Black Plastic Wheels with wire hubs
BPW
BPW
BPW
3+
NRS
4
52-B
1965
BRM Racing Car
a) Blue body with "5" deco and Black Blastic Wheels on yellow hubs
b) Same as "a", but with "3" deco
c) Red body with "5" deco and Black Plastic Wheels on yellow hubs
BPW
BPW
BPW
2+
5
3+
53-A
1958
Aston Martin
a) Light-green body with no interior and Metal Plastic Wheels
b) Same as"a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
c) Red body with no interior and Black Plastic Wheels
d) Same as "c", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
MW
GPW
BPW
GPW
4
4
5
NRS
53-B
1963
Mercedes Benz 220SE
a) Red body with white interior and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
c) Maroon body with white interior and Black Plastic Wheels
d) Same as "c", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
e) Same as "c", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
BPW
GPW
BPW
GPW
SPW
4
4
3
3
3
53-C
1968
Ford Zodiac MK IV
a) Light-blue body with white interior and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with SuperFast wheels (transition)
c) Metallic green with white interior and Black Plastic Wheels (transition)
BPW
SPF
BPW
2-
18+
18+

54-A
1958
Saracen Personnel Carrier
a) Olive-green body with Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2
54-B
1965
S&S Cadillac Ambulance
a) White body with red cross deco, white interior and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2
55-A
1958
D.U.K.W.
a) Olive-green body with Metal Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
c) Same as "c", but with Black Plastic Wheels
MW
GPW
BPW
2
2
2
55-B
1963
Ford Fairlane
a) Light-blue body with white interior, red dome light and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
c) Same as "a", but Grey Plastic Wheels
d) Dark-blue body with white interior, red dome light and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
SPW
GPW
BPW
3
4
4
6
55-C
1966
Ford Galaxie Police
a) White body with shield deco, red dome light and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with blue dome light
BPW
BPW
2+
8
55-D
1968
Mercury Police Car
a) White body with blue dome light and Black Plastic Wheels with chrome caps
b) Same as "a", but with red dome light
BPW
BPW
2+
5
56-A
1958
London Trolley Bus
a) Red body with "Drink Peardrax" deco and Grey Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Metal Wheels
c) Same as "a", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
d) Same as "a", but with Black Plastic Wheels
e) Red body with "BP Vicso Static" deco and Black Plastic Wheels
GPW
MW
SPW
BPW
BPW
2
2
2+
10
16
56-B
1965
Fiat 1500
a) Light-green body with red interior and Black Plastic Wheels (+ roof luggage)
b) Red body with red interior and Black Plastic Wheels (+ roof luggage)
BPW
BPW
2
6+

57-A
1958
Wolseley 1500
a) Yellow-green body with silver grille and Grey Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with gold grille
c) Light-green body with silver grille and Grey Plastic Wheels
d) Light-grey body with silver grille and Grey Plastic Wheels
GW
GPW
GPW
GPW
3
6+
3
3
57-B
1961
Chevrolet Impala
a) Blue body with light-blue roof, menu decal and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
c) Same as "d", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
BPW
GPW
SPW
4
4
4
57-C
1966
Land Rover Fire Truck
a) Red body with "Kent Fire Brigade" deco and Black Plastic Wheels (+ white ladder)
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
BPW
GPW
2
3
58-A
1958
BEA Coach
a) Blue body with "British European Airways" deco and Grey Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
c) Same as "a", but with Black Plastic Wheels
GPW
SPW
BPW
3
3+
8
58-B
1962
Drott Excavator
a) Red body with metal rollers and green treads
b) Same as "a", but with silver rollers
c) Same as "a", but with a black rollers
d) Orange body with black rollers and green treads
MR
SR
BR
BR
2
3+
3
3
58-C
1968
DAF Girder Truck
a) White cab/base and Black Plastic Wheels (+ red plastic girders)
BPW
3-
59-A
1958
Ford Thames Van
a) Light-green body with "Singer" deco and Grey Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
c) Dark-green body with "Singer" deco and Grey Plastic Wheels
d) Same as "c", but with Silver Plastic Whels
GPW
SPW
GPW
SPW
3
5
8
8


59-B
1963
Fairlane Fire Chief
a) Red body with white dome light, "Fire Chief" deco 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
2+
4
4
59-C
1966
Galaxie Fire Chief
a) Red body with blue dome light, shield deco and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2
60-A
1958
Morris J2 Pickup
a) Blue body with rear window, red/white deco and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with no rear window
c) Blue body with rear window, red/black deco and Grey Plastic Wheels
d) Same as "c", but with red/white deco
e) Blue body with rear window, red/black deco and Silver Plastic Wheels
f) Same as "e", but with red/white deco
BPW
GBPW
GPW
GPW
SPW
SPW
2+
3
3
3
3
3
60-B
1966
Site Hut Truck
a) Blue body with plastic base and Black Plastic Wheels (+ yellow/green hut)
BPW
2


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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