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85/1112-2 Toy motor car, Matchbox Land-Rover, No. 12b, 1-75 series, four-wheel-drive, olive green with silver trim, metal/plastic, made by Lesney, England, 1959. Click to enlarge.

Toy motor car, Matchbox Land-Rover, No. 12b, 1-75 series, four-wheel-drive, olive green with silver trim, metal/plastic, made by Lesney, England, 1959

This Matchbox toy Land-Rover, finished in olive green with silver trim, is No.12b in the 1-75 series and was manufactured by Lesney in 1959. Matchbox Series II Land-Rovers were produced between 1959 and 1965. Unlike Matchbox’s earlier Series I Land-Rover (No.12a), this toy has a fitted baseplate and more moulding detail (doors, petrol cap) on the exterior. On this model a driver is no longer provided but a tow hook has been added appropriately for an agricultural vehicle.

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Summary

Object No.

85/1112-2

Object Statement

Toy motor car, Matchbox Land-Rover, No. 12b, 1-75 series, four-wheel-drive, olive green with silver trim, metal/plastic, made by Lesney, England, 1959

Physical Description

Toy motor car, Matchbox Land-Rover, No. 12b, 1-75 series, four-wheel-drive, olive green with silver trim, metal/plastic, made by Lesney, England, 1959

Dimensions

Height

27 mm

Width

25 mm

Depth

58 mm

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Toy motor car, Matchbox Land-Rover, No. 12b, 1-75 series, four-wheel-drive, olive green with silver trim, metal/plastic, made by Lesney, England, 1959 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 September 2019, <https://ma.as/23787>

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