BAMCA's Vehicle Comparison Page
Regular Wheel Vehicles
On some of the early models, identifying which variation one is can be very difficult. We have put together this handy guide to help determine the differences.
Aveling Barford Road Roller
RW01b
  • 2 1/4" (57 mm) long.
  • Gold trim on the nose.
  • Tan driver.
  • No window cast into the back of the canopy.
  • Metal rollers.
RW01c
  • 2 3/8" (60 mm) long.
  • No trim on the nose.
  • Green driver.
  • No window cast into the back of the canopy.
  • Metal rollers.
RW01d
  • 2 5/8" (67 mm) long.
  • No trim on the nose.
  • Green driver.
  • Window cast into the back of the canopy.
  • Plastic rollers.
Muir Hill Site Dumper
RW02a
  • 1 5/8" (41 mm) long.
  • No step cast in the platform next to the driver.
  • Wheels were metal, either painted or unpainted.
RW02b
  • 1 7/8" (48 mm) long.
  • Step cast in the platform next to the driver.
  • Wheels were unpainted metal or plastic.
Massey Harris Tractor
RW04a
  • Fenders over the wheels.
  • No number 4 cast underneath.
  • Metal wheels.
RW04b
  • No fenders over the wheels.
  • Number 4 cast underneath.
  • Metal or plastic wheels.
AEC Regent London Bus, AEC Routemaster London Bus
RW05a
  • 2" (51 mm) long.
  • 7 windows on the top row.
  • No interior.
  • Labels.
RW05b
  • 2 1/4" (57 mm) long.
  • 6 windows on the top row.
  • No interior.
  • Decals.
RW05c
  • 2 9/16" (65 mm) long.
  • 6 windows on the top row.
  • No interior.
  • Decals.
RW05d
  • 2 3/4" (70 mm) long.
  • 6 windows on the top row.
  • Plastic interior.
  • Decals or labels.
Euclid Quarry Truck
RW06a
  • 2 1/8" (54 mm) long.
  • Orange and gray.
  • 2 axles.
RW06b
  • 2 1/2" (64 mm) long.
  • Yellow.
  • 2 axles.
RW06c
  • 2 5/8" (67 mm) long.
  • Yellow.
  • 3 axles.
Caterpillar Tractor
RW08a
  • 1 1/2" (38 mm) long.
  • Rectangular engine compartment opening.
  • Sometimes came in orange or had a red driver.
  • Had driver.
  • Rollers were painted yellow or unpainted.
RW08b
  • 1 5/8" (41 mm) long.
  • Curved engine compartment opening.
  • All yellow.
  • Had driver.
  • Metal rollers.
  • No baseplate.
RW08c
  • 1 7/8" (48 mm) long.
  • Curved engine compartment opening.
  • All yellow.
  • Had driver.
  • Metal or plastic rollers.
  • No baseplate.
RW08d
  • 2" (51 mm) long.
  • Curved engine compartment opening.
  • All yellow.
  • Had no driver.
  • Exhaust stack was either short or tall.
  • Plastic rollers.
  • Yellow baseplate.
Dennis Fire Escape
RW09a
  • 2 1/4" (57 mm) long.
  • No front bumper.
  • No number 9 cast underneath.
RW09b
  • 2 3/8" (60 mm) long.
  • Front bumper cast.
  • Number 9 cast underneath.
Scammell Mechanical Horse and Trailer
RW10a
  • 2 3/8" (60 mm) long.
  • Gray trailer.
  • Vertical ribs cast on the trailer.
RW10b
  • 2 7/8" (73 mm) long.
  • Tan trailer.
  • Horizontal ribs cast on the trailer.
ERF Road Tanker
RW11a
  • 2" (51 mm) long.
  • Came in green, yellow or red.
RW11b
  • 2 1/2" (64 mm) long.
  • Came only in red.
Land Rover, Land Rover Series II
RW12a
  • 1 3/4" (44 mm) long.
  • Had a driver.
  • Had no windshield
RW12b
  • 2 1/4" (57 mm) long.
  • Had no driver
  • Had a windshield.
Bedford Wreck Truck
RW13a
  • 2" (51 mm) long.
  • Had no number cast.
RW13b
  • 2 1/8" (54 mm) long.
  • Had a number cast underneath.
Daimler Ambulance
RW14a
  • 1 7/8" (48 mm) long.
  • No baseplate.
RW14b
  • 2 5/8" (67 mm) long.
  • Black baseplate.
Diamond T Prime Mover, Rotinoff Super Atlantic Prime Mover
RW15a
  • Closed bed.
  • One window on each side of the cab.
  • Came in yellow or orange.
RW15b
  • Open bed with a spare tire.
  • Two windows on each side of the cab.
  • Came in orange only.
Prime Mover Trailer
RW16a
  • Had a flip-up ramp.
  • Came in tan only.
  • Had 3 axles.
RW16b
  • Had a stationary ramp.
  • Came in tan or orange.
  • Had 4 axles.
Bedford Removal Van
RW17a
  • No number cast underneath.
  • Came in maroon, blue or green.
  • Roof curved slightly more.
  • Difference in grille.
RW17b
  • Usually had a number cast underneath.
  • Came only in green or dark green.
  • Roof was slightly flatter.
  • Difference in grille.
Caterpillar Bulldozer
RW18a
  • 1 7/8" (48 mm) long.
  • Had a red blade.
  • Had a driver.
  • Metal rollers.
RW18b
  • 2" (51 mm) long.
  • Had a yellow blade.
  • Had a driver.
  • Metal rollers.
RW18c
  • 2 1/4" (57 mm) long.
  • Had a yellow blade.
  • Had a driver.
  • Metal or plastic rollers.
RW18d
  • 2 3/8" (60 mm) long.
  • Had a yellow blade.
  • Had no driver.
  • Plastic rollers.
MG TD Sports Car, MGA Sports Car
RW19a
  • 2" (51 mm) long.
  • MGTD.
  • Spare tire.
RW19b
  • 2 1/4" (57 mm) long.
  • MGA
  • No spare tire.
ERF Lorry Stake Truck, ERF 68G Truck
RW20a
  • 2 1/4" (57 mm) long.
  • 2 axles.
  • Painted gas tanks.
  • Sides of bed were ribbed.
  • Red or maroon.
RW20b
  • 2 5/8" (67 mm) long.
  • 4 axles.
  • No gas tanks cast.
  • Sides of bed were flat, with decals.
  • Blue.
Bedford Long Distance Coach, Bedford Duple Luxury Coach
RW21a
  • 2 1/4" (57 mm) long.
  • Decal extended over 5 windows.
  • Green baseplate.
RW21b
  • 2 5/8" (67 mm) long.
  • Decal extended over 4 windows.
  • Black baseplate.
Berkeley Cavalier Trailer
RW23a
  • Faint door outline cast.
  • No number cast underneath.
  • Came only in pale blue.
  • Base support pin closer to door. On left side, support pin is within the door outline.
RW23b
  • Heavy door outline cast.
  • Number 23 cast underneath.
  • Came in pale blue or in green.
  • Base support pin closer to wheel. On left side, support pin is outside the door outline.
Weatherill Hydraulic Excavator
RW24a
  • 2 3/8" (60 mm) long.
  • Had simpler braces on the side of the blade booms.
RW24b
  • 2 5/8" (67 mm) long.
  • Had more intricate braces on the side of the blade booms.
ERF Concrete Truck, Foden Concrete Truck
RW26a
  • Had a significantly shorter barrel.
  • Barrel was metal.
  • 2 axles.
RW26b
  • Had a longer barrel.
  • Barrel was plastic.
  • 3 axles.
Bedford Lowloader
RW27a
  • 3 1/8" (79 mm) long.
  • Came in blue, or green and tan.
RW27b
  • 3 3/4" (95 mm) long.
  • Came only in green and tan.
Bedford Compressor Truck, Ford Thames Trader Compressor Truck
RW28a
  • Sloped windshield.
RW28b
  • Vertical windshield.
Ford Customline Station Wagon, Ford Fairlane Station Wagon
RW31a
  • Yellow.
  • No windows.
  • Roof support at back of rear door was vertical.
  • Single headlights.
RW31b
  • Yellow, or green with pink roof.
  • Usually had windows.
  • Roof support at back of rear door was slanted.
  • Double headlights.
Jaguar XK140 Coupe, Jaguar "E" Type Coupe
RW32a
  • 2 3/8" (60 mm) long.
  • Cream or red.
  • No windows.
  • No interior.
RW32b
  • 2 5/8" (67 mm) long.
  • Metallic red or bronze.
  • Windows.
  • Interior.
Ford Zodiac Mk II Sedan, Ford Zephyr 6 Mk III
RW33a
  • Came in blue or blue-green, or in silver or tan with orange.
  • Usually had no windows.
  • No interior.
RW33b
  • Blue-green.
  • Windows.
  • Interior.
Volkswagen Microvan, Volkswagen Caravette, Volkswagen Camper
RW34a
  • 2 3/16" (56 mm) long.
  • Blue.
  • No rear doors.
  • Flat roof, no sunroof.
RW34b
  • 2 9/16" (65 mm) long.
  • Green.
  • Rear doors that open.
  • Flat roof, with sunroof.
RW34c
  • 2 5/8" (67 mm) long.
  • Silver.
  • Rear doors that open.
  • Raised roof, with sunroof and side windows.
RW34d
  • 2 5/8" (67 mm) long.
  • Silver.
  • Rear doors that open.
  • Slightly raised roof, with sunroof but no side windows.
Karrier Bantam 2 Ton (Coca Cola) Lorry
RW37a
  • Orange-yellow.
  • Sometimes had an uneven load.
  • Rear wheel guards.
  • No baseplate.
RW37b
  • Yellow.
  • Always had an even load.
  • No rear wheel guards.
  • Black baseplate.
Jaguar "D" Type
RW41a
  • 2 3/16" (56 mm) long.
  • Almost always had a 41 decal, though a few had a 52 decal.
  • Solid wheels.
RW41b
  • 2 7/16" (62 mm) long.
  • Sometimes had 5, 6 or 19 decal instead of 41.
  • Sometimes had wire wheels.
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud, Rolls Royce Phantom V
RW44a
  • 2 11/16" (68 mm) long.
  • Blue.
  • No interior.
  • No opening parts.
RW44b
  • 2 7/8" (73 mm) long.
  • Tan or gray.
  • Interior.
  • Opening trunk.
Meteor Sportsman Mk II Boat and Trailer, Sports Boat and Trailer
RW48a
  • No motor.
  • Tan and blue.
RW48b
  • With motor.
  • Red and white.
Ford Galaxie Police Car, Mercury Park Lane Police Car
RW55c
  • 3" (76 mm) long.
  • Solid wheels.
  • Bottom of window in rear door was straight.
  • Tow hook.
  • Vertical double headlights.
RW55d
  • 3 1/8" (79 mm) long.
  • Wheels with tires.
  • Bottom of window in rear door was curved.
  • No tow hook.
  • Horizontal double headlights.
Jaguar 3.4 Litre Mk I Saloon, Jaguar 3.8 Litre Mk II Saloon
RW65a
  • 2 7/16" (62 mm) long.
  • Blue.
  • No plastic windows.
  • No tow hook.
  • No opening parts.
  • Black baseplate.
RW65b
  • 2 11/16" (68 mm) long.
  • Red.
  • Plastic windows.
  • Tow hook.
  • Opening engine hood.
  • Silver-gray baseplate.
Transitional Models
These castings were produced with both regular wheels and Superfast wheels.
Mercedes-Benz Lorry, Mercedes-Benz Truck
RW01e
MI801
Canopy Trailer
RW02d
MI802
Mercedes-Benz "Binz" Ambulance
RW03c
MI803
Dodge Stake Truck
RW04d
SF04a
Ford Pick-Up
RW06d
SF06a
Ford Refuse Truck
RW07c
SF07a
Ford Mustang Fastback
RW08e
SF08a
Boat and Trailer
RW09d
MI709
Leyland Pipe Truck
RW10d
SF10a
Mercedes-Benz Scaffolding Truck
RW11d
SF11a
Land Rover Series III Safari
RW12c
SF12a
Dodge Wreck Truck
RW13d
SF13a
Iso Grifo
RW14d
SF14a
Volkswagen 1500 Saloon
RW15d
SF15a
AEC Horse Box
RW17e
SF17a
Field Car (based on International Scout)
RW18e
MI818
Lotus Mk 33 Racing Car, Lotus Mk 33 Racer
RW19d
SF19a
Foden Concrete Truck
RW21d
SF21a
Pontiac Grand Prix Sports Coupe
RW22c
SF22a
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
RW24c
SF24a
Ford Cortina Mk II
RW25d
SF25a
GMC Tipper Truck, GMC Tipper
RW26c
SF26a
Mercedes-Benz 230SL
RW27d
SF27a
Mack Dump Truck
RW28d
MI828
Maxim Fire Pumper Truck, Maxim Fire Pumper
RW29c
MB110
Faun 8 Wheel Crane
RW30c
SF30a
Lincoln Continental
RW31c
SF31a
Leyland Petrol Tanker
RW32c
SF32a
Lamborghini Miura P 400
RW33c
SF33a
Opel Diplomat
RW36c
SF36a
Dodge Cattle Truck
RW37c
SF37a
Honda Motorcycle and Trailer
RW38c
MI838
Ford GT 40 Sports Racer
RW41c
SF41a
Iron Fairy Crane
RW42c
SF42a
Pony Trailer
RW43c
MI743
GMC Refrigerator Truck
RW44c
SF44a
Mercedes-Benz 300SE
RW46c
MI846
DAF Tipper Container Truck
RW47c
SF47a
Dodge Dumper Truck
RW48c
SF48a
Mercedes-Benz Unimog
RW49b
MI849
Ford Kennel Truck
RW50c
SF50a
AEC 8 Wheel Tipper
RW51c
SF51a
Ford Zodiac Mk IV
RW53c
SF53a
S&S Cadillac Ambulance
RW54b
SF54a
Mercury Park Lane Police Car
RW55d
SF55a
Land Rover Fire Truck
RW57c
SF57a
DAF Girder Truck
RW58c
SF58a
Ford Galaxie Fire Chief Car
RW59c
SF59a
Leyland Site Hut Truck
RW60b
SF60a
Mercury Cougar
RW62c
SF62a
Dodge Crane Truck
RW63c
SF63a
MG 1100
RW64b
SF64a
GMC Greyhound Bus
RW66c
SF66a
Volkswagen 1600 TL
RW67b
SF67a
Ford Grit Spreader
RW70b
SF70a
Ford Heavy Wreck Truck
RW71c
MI871
Standard Jeep CJ5
RW72b
SF72a
Mercury Commuter Station Wagon
RW73c
SF73a
Daimler Fleetline Bus
RW74b
SF74a
Ferrari 250 GTL Berlinetta
RW75b
SF75a
Superfast Era Models
Since the beginning of the Superfast era, Matchbox has done multiple versions of several models. Here are some interesting ones.
Command Vehicle (based on Winnebago), Volkswagen Concept 1 Beetle Convertible
MB054
MB438
Volkswagen Golf GTI, 1990 Volkswagen Golf Country
MB152
MB1038
Isuzu Amigo
MB230
MB879
Over-Under Rescue Boat / Beach Patrol, Rescue Boat
MB518
MB826
Fire Truck, 2006 Fire Engine
MB698
MB949
Swamp Raider
MB757
MB997
1968 Toyota Land Cruiser, 1968 Toyota FJ Land Cruiser
MB764
MB990
Mercedes-Benz Unimog, Mercedes-Benz Unimog U300
MI849
MB728
Pontiac Firebird, 1971 Pontiac Firebird Formula
SF04c
MB810
Lotus Europa, 1972 Lotus Europa Special
SF05a
MB761
Lamborghini Miura P 400, 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400S
SF33a
MB811
Every effort has been made to make this as accurate as possible. If you have corrections, please contact us.

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