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
71-A
1959
Austin Water Truck
a) Olive-green body with no windows and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2+
71-B
1964
Jeep Gladiator Pickup
a) Red body with white interior and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with green interior
BPW
BPW
2+
5
71-C
1968
Ford Heavy Wreck Truck
a) Red/white body with green windows "Esso" deco and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with amber windows
BPW
BPW
2+
5
72-A
1959
Fordson Tractor
a) Blue body with Grey Plastic Wheels on orange hubs
b) Same as "a", but with yellow hubs
c) Same as "a", but with grey front hubs
d) Blue body with Black Plastic wheels on orange hubs
e) Same as "d", but with yellow hubs
f) Same as "d", but with black front hubs
GPW
GPW
GPW
BPW
BPW
BPW
4
7
4
4
7
4-
72-B
1966
Standard Jeep
a) Yellow body with red interior and Black Plastic Wheels on orange hubs
BPW
2+
73-A
1959
10 Ton Pressure Refueler
a) Blue-grey body with RAF logo on top and Grey Plastic Wheels
GPW
3
73-B
1962
Ferrari F1
a) Red body with "73" deco, grey driver and Black Plastic Wheels on wire hubs
b) Same as "a", but with white driver
BPW
BPW
3
3
73-C
1968
Mercury Station Wagon
a) Green body with tan interior and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
2
74-A
1959
Mobile Refresh. Canteen
a) Silver body with "Refreshments" deco and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
c) Same as "a", but with Silver Plastic Wheels
d) Cream body with "Refreshments" deco and Grey Plastic Wheels
e) White body with "Refreshments" deco and Grey Plastic Wheels
f) Pink body with "Refreshments" deco and Grey Plastic Wheels
BPW
GPW
GPW
GPW
GPW
GPW
4
4
4
16
16
16+


74-B
1966
Daimler Bus
a) Red body with white interior, "Esso" deco and Black Plastic Wheels
b) Green body with white interior, "Esso" deco and Black Plastic Wheels
c) Off-white body with white interior, "Esso" deco and Black Plastic Wheels
BPW
BPW
BPW
2+
2+
2+
75-A
1960
Ford Thunderbird
a) Pink/white body with black interior and Silver Plastic Wheels
b) Same as "a", but with Grey Plastic Wheels
c) Same as "a", but with Black Plastic Wheels
GPW
SPW
BPW
5
5
5<
75-B
1965
Ferrari Berlinetta
a) Green body with white interior and Black Plastic Wheels on wire hubs
b) Same as "a", but with chrome hub caps
c) Light-blue body with white interior and Black Plastic Wheels on wire hubs
d) Red body with Black Plastic Wheels with chrome hub caps (SuperFast transition)
BPW
BPW
BPW
BPW
3
3+
3+
$525




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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