GMC Matchbox tipper

GMC Matchbox tipper truck

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Brand - Reference

Matchbox 26

Type

GMC tipper truck

Comments

Model reduced appeared in 1968 according to the Moko Lesney Matchbox Toy Collecting website.

Tilting cab and tipper. Flaking cab paint

Scale given in the catalogue: 1/86.

Modifications

  • Wiking wheels mounted and painted, rear paired. This required milling of the rear wheel arches.
  • Cab repainted with passage of tilting shaft planed down.

History

This is a model of the L series built from 1960 to 1966. This one is an L7004. These are perhaps the first tilt cabs. It’s an American truck; it’s very doubtful that some existed in Europe (except for the US contingent in Berlin) and a fortiori in France.

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GMC Matchbox tipper truck

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