Major Packs

updated 7/3/99
(NONE of these cars are for sale).

Introduced in 1957 as a companion to the 1-75 series in a larger scale, Major Packs were slowly phased out and some were merged into the King-Size range which was was introduced three years later, and ending by 1967. Major Packs are said to be the "up and coming" Matchbox collectible as prices have soared on this range since 1992.

M-1-A CATERPILLAR EARTH SCRAPER, 1957
M-1-A CATERPILLAR EARTH SCRAPER
1. yellow body, silver metal wheels, black plastic tires

M-1-B BP AUTOTANKER, 1961
M-1-B BP AUTOTANKER
1. yellow and green body, "BPI' decals. black plastic wheels

M-2-A BEDFORD ICE CREAM TRUCK, 1957
M-2-A BEDFORD ICE CREAM TRUCK
1. light blue cab, cream trailer, metal wheels
2. light blue cab, cream trailer, gray plastic wheels

M-2-B BEDFORD TRACTOR & YORK TRAILER, 1961
M-2-B BEDFORD TRACTOR & YORK TRAILER
1. orange cab, silver-gray trader, orange base & doom. "Davies Tyres" decals, gray plastic wheels
2. orange cab. silver-gray, Walter, orange base & doors, "Davies Tyres" decals, black plastic wheels
3. silver-gray cab, maroon trailer. maroon base & doom, "LEP" decals, black plastic wheels
4. silver-gray cab, maroon trader, black base & orange doors, "LEV' decals, black plastic wheels
5. silver-gray cab, maroon trailer, black base & doom, "LEP" decals, black plastic wheels

M-3-A THORNYCROFT ANTAR & CENTURION TANK, 1959
M-3.A THORNYCRAFT ANTAR & CENTURION TANK
1. olive green body, black plastic wheels; metal wheels on tank
2. olive green body, black plastic wheels, gray plastic wheels on tank
3. olive green body, black plastic wheels; black plastic wheels on tank

M-4-A RUSTON BUCYRUS POWER SHOVEL, 1959
M-4-A RUSTON BUCYRUS POWER SHOVEL
1. maroon body, yellow shovel assembly, green treads, red lettered decals
2. maroon body, yellow shovel assembly, green treads, yellow lettered decals
3. maroon body, yellow shovel assembly, gray trends, yellow lettered decals

M-4-B GMC TRACTOR & FRUEHAUF HOPPER TRAIN, 1964 [no image]
1. dark red cab, silver-gray hoppers, red plastic wheels with gray plastic tires
2. dark red cab, silver-gray hoppers, red plastic wheels with black plastic tires

M-5-A MASSEY FERGUSON COMBINE HARVESTER, 1960
M-5-A MASSEY FERGUSON COMBINE HARVESTER
1. red body, silver metal front wheels, black plastic rear wheels
2. red body, orange plastic front wheels, black plastic rear wheels
3. red body, yellow plastic front wheels, black plastic rear wheels
4. red body. orange plastic front & mar wheels
5. red body, yellow plastic front & rear wheels

M-6-A PICKFORDS 200 TON TRANSPORTER, 1960
M-6-A PICKFORDS 200 TON TRANSPORTER
1. blue cab, maroon trailer, black plastic wheels
2. blue cab, dark red trailer. black plastic wheels

M-6-B RACING CAR TRANSPORTER, 1965
M-6-B RACING CAR TRANSPORTER
1. green body, black plastic tires [cf. K5]

M-7-A JENNINGS CATTLE TRUCK, 1960
M-7-A JENNINGS CATTLE TRUCK
1. red cab, tan trailer & rear door, gray plastic wheels
2. red cab, out trailer & mar door, black plastic wheels
3. red cab, dark tan trader, red rear door, black plastic

M-8-A MOBILGAS PETROL TANKER, 1960
M-8-A MOBILGAS PETROL TANKER
1. red cab & trailer, gray plastic wheels
2, red cab & trailer, black plastic wheels

M-8-B GUY WARRIOR CAR TRANSPORTER, 1964
1. blue-green cab, orange trailer. orange wheels with gray plastic firm
K-8-B GUY WARRIOR CAR TRANSPORTER
cf. KING-SIZE K-8-B-5, all yellow, left

M-9-A INTERSTATE DOUBLE FREIGHTER, 1962
1. blue cab, pearly gray containers, unpainted connector, yellow background decals
2. blue cab, pearly gray containers, blue connector, yellow background decals
3. blue cab, silver-gray containers, unpainted connector, yellow background decals
M-9-A INTERSTATE DOUBLE FREIGHTER
4. blue cab, silver-gray containers. blue connector, yellow background decals
5. blue cab, silver-gray containers. unpainted connector, orange background decals

NOTE: The rear doors can be silver-gray or blue on most variations as well or two different black-plastic wheels, being used for further permutations.

M-10-A DINKUM DUMPER, 1962 [no image]
1. yellow body & dump, silver metal wheels, black plastic tires
2. yellow body & dump, red plastic wheels, black plastic tires

Variation descriptions Lesney's Matchbox® Toys, Regular Wheel Years, 1947–1969, © 1992, & Encyclopedia of Matchbox® Toys, © 1997, 1999 [2nd Ed.], by Charlie Mack, reprinted with permission

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