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
61-A
1959
Ferret Scout Car
a) Olive-green body with tan driver and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2
61-B
1966
Alvis Stalwart
a) White body with yellow top, "BP" deco and Black Plastic Wheels with green hubs
b) Same as "a", but with yellow hubs
BPW
BPW
2
4
62-A
1959
General Service Lorry
a) Olive-green body with Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2+
62-B
1963
TV Service Van
a) Off-white body with "Rentaset" deco and Black Plastic Wheels (+ ladder & Acc.)
b) Same as "a", but with "Radio Rentals deco
c) Same as "a", but with Grey Wheels
BPW
BPW
GPW
3-
3
NRS


62-C
1968
Mercury Cougar
a) Green body with red interior and Black Plastic Wheels with hubs
BPW
2+
63-A
1959
Ford Service Ambulance
a) Olive-green body with red cross deco and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2+
63-B
1964
Foamite Crash Tender
a) Red body with "Airport" deco, silver nozzle and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with gold nozzle
BPW
BPW
2
3
63-C
1968
Dodge Crane Truck
a) Yellow body with red hook and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with yellow hook
BPW
BPW
2-
2
64-A
1959
Scammell Breakdown Truck
a) Olive-green body with grey plastic hook and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with green metal hook
c) Same as "a", but with silver metal hook
BPW
BPW
BPW
2+
3-
3-
64-B
1966
MG 1100
a) Green body with white interior, driver & dog and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2
65-A
1959
Jaguar 3.4 Litre
a) Metallic-blue body with Grey Plastic Wheels
b) Blue body with Grey Plastic Wheels
GPW
GPW
3
3
65-B
1962
Jaguar 3.4 Litre
a) Red body with blue windows and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
c) Same as "a", but Grey Plastic Wheels
d) Metallic-red body with blue windows and Silver Plastic Wheels
BPW
SPW
GPW
SPW
3
3+
3+
3+
65-C
1967
Claas Combine Harvester
a) Red body with yellow blades and Black Plastic Wheels (yellow hubs on front)
BPW
2
66-A
1959
Citroen DS19
a) Yellow body with no windows and Grey Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
GPW
SPW
4
6
66-B
1962
Harley MC & Sidecar
a) Bronze body with Black Plastic Wheels on silver wire hubs
BPW
5
66-C
1967
Greyhound Bus
a) Silver body with "Greyhound" deco, amber windows and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with clear windows
BPW
BPW
2
4
67-A
1959
Saladin Armoured Car
a) Olive-green body with Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2+
67-B
1967
Volkswagen 1600TL
a) Red body with white interior and Black Plastic Wheels with chrome hubs
b) Same as "a", but with roof accessory rack
c) Metallic purple body with white interior, Black Plastic Wheels and chrome hubs
BPW
BPW
BPW
3
4
10


68-A
1959
Austin MKII Radio Truck
a) Olive-green body with no windows and Plastic Wheels
BPW
2
68-B
1965
Mercedes Coach
a) Orange/white body with white interior and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Turquoise/white body with white interior and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
BPW
2
6

69-A
1959
Commer 30 CWT Van
a) Maroon body with "Nestle's" deco and Grey Plastic Wheels
b) Red body with "Nestle's" deco and Grey Plastic Wheels
GPW
GPW
3
3
69-B
1965
Hatra Tractor Shovel
a) Yellow body with Black Plastic Wheels on yellow hubs
b) Same as "a", but with red hubs
c) Orange body with Black Plastic Wheels on yellow hubs
d) Same as "c", but with red hubs
e) Same as "c", but with orange hubs
f) Same as "e", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
g) Orange body with yellow shovel and Black Plastic Wheels on yellow hubs
BPW
BPW
BPW
BPW
BPW
GPW
BPW
2
2
2
2
3
3
$725





70-A
1959
Ford Thames Estate Car
a) Aqua/yellow body with no windows and Grey Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with clear windows
c) Same as "a", but with green windows
d) Aqua/yellow body with green windows and Black Plastic Wheels
e) Aqua/Yellow body with clear windows and Silver Plastic Wheels
f) Same as "e", but with green windows
GPW
GPW
GPW
BPW
SPW
SPW
3
3
3
3
3
3
70-B
1966
Grit Spreader Truck
a) Red cab/base with yellow dumper and Black Plastic Wheels
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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