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MI 038 MODEL A FORD Van
(Page 1: variations 007-100)
(USA/ROW #38 1983-1991, USA #76 1998,
Japan #75 1984-1987, Promotional 1984-2004,
USA White Rose 1989-1993, MB Collectibles 1991-1997,
USA Premiere 1998-2001, ROW Birthday Hunt 2002,
USA ASAP/CCI 1998-2004)

Variation numbers are based on Charlie Mack's Matchbox 1-75 Catalog 1969-date.

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007 Champion
whi., blue & blk.
#38
1983
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012/027 Kellogg's
labels
whi., blue & blk.
GB/F/DK promotional
1984-1989
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013 MB on the Move
wo/ roof label
whi., blue & blk.
USA Toy Fair
1984
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014 MB on the Move
with roof label
whi., blue & blk.
USA Toy Fair
1984
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016 Pepsi-Cola
with Come Alive
red, whi. & blue
#38
1984
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017 MB U.S.A.
red, whi. & blue
USA promotional
1984
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018 Ben Franklin
red, whi. & blue
USA promotional
1984
pic from MB38 book
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019/026 Pepsi-Cola
wo/ Come Alive
red, whi. & blue
#38
1984-1985
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020 Arnott's Biscuits
black, red & black
AUS promotional
1984
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021 Tittensor School
red, gray & red
left side
GB promotional
1984
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021 Tittensor School
red, gray & red
right side
GB promotional
1984
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022 Lark Lane
Liverpool
brn., beige & brn.
GB promotional
1984
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024 Bass Museum
red, blue & blk.
GB promotional
1985
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pre-production
Toy Collectors
Pocket Guide decals
blue, whi. & blue
pic by Paul Carr
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025 Toy Collectors
Pocket Guide
grn., yel. & grn.
GB promotional
1985
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028 The Australian
blk., whi. & blk.
AUS promotional
1985
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029 BBC 1925
blk., dk. grn. & blk.
GB promotional
1985
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pre-production
MB Speed Shop
blk., dk. blue & blk.
amber windows
pic from 1986 catalog
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MB Speed Shop
blk., dk. blue & blk.
sil. wheel lett.
#38
pic by Tom Byrne
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030/034/064/095
MB Speed Shop
blk., dk. blue & blk.
#38
1986-1988
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pre-production
HH Brain decals
red, whi. & red
pic by Paul Carr
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pre-production
HH Brain decals
blue, lt. blue & blk.
pic by Paul Carr
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031 HH Brain
grn., cream & grn.
GB promotional
1986
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032 I.o. Man TT 86
red, lt. & dk. blue
GB promotional
1986
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I.o. Man TT 86
red, lt. & dk. blue
racing special
rear wheels
pic by Rob Legg
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033 Weet-Bix
dk. grn. & blk.
left side
AUS promotional
1986
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033 Sanitarium
dk. grn. & blk.
right side
AUS promotional
1986
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035 Smith's
Potato Crisps
whi., blue & red
AUS promotional
1986
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036 I.o. Man TT 87
red, blk. & red
GB promotional
1987
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pre-production
Junior MB Club
blue, yel. & blue
JMC on doors
pic from MB38 book
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037 Junior MB Club
blue, yel. & blue
Comic Delivery Van
GB promotional
1987
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038 2nd MICA
Convention
black
GB promotional
1987
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039 Chesty Bonds
blk., whi. & blk.
AUS promotional
1987
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pre-production
I.o. Man Post Off.
blk., red & blk.
side labels
pic from MB38 book
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040 I.o. Man Post Off.
blk., red & blk.
gold island
GB promotional
1987
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041 Silvo
blk., blue & blk.
GB promotional
1987
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042 W.H. Smith
blk., red & blk.
GB promotional
1986
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pre-production
Dewhurst decals
brn., gray & brn.
pic by Paul Carr
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043/191 Dewhurst
blk., red & blk.
GB promotional
1987
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044 John West
Salmon
red, dk. grn. & red
AUS promotional
1987
MI038-045pra.jpg
pre-production
Kellogg's
Rice Krispies
whi., blue & blk.
pic from MB38 book
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045/405 Kellogg's
Rice Krispies
whi., lt. blue & blk.
GB/F promotional
1987-1989
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pre-production
This van delivers
red, blue & blk.
large rear wheels
pic by Vectis
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046 This van delivers
red, blue & blk.
with phone number
GB promotional
1987
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047 Royal Mail
red & blk.
GB promotional 3p
1988
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048 North America
MICA Convention
blk., orng. & blk.
USA promotional
1988
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049 I.o. Man TT 88
red, yel. & blk.
GB promotional
1988
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050 3rd MICA
Convention
red & yel.
GB promotional
1988
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051 James Neale
whi., yel. & blue
GB promotional
1988
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052 I.o. Man Post Off.
blk., red & blk.
blk. island
GB promotional
1988
MI038-053pra.jpg
pre-production
Manx Cattery
blk., dk. blue & blk.
pic by David Tilley
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053 Manx Cattery
blk., red & blk.
GB promotional
1988
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054 Mervyn Wynne
blk., red & blk.
GB promotional
1988
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pre-production
P.M.G. decals
blk., red & blk.
wo/ blk. outline
pic by Paul Carr
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055/351/352/356
P.M.G.
blk., red & blk.
AUS promotional
1988-1992
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056/192 Alex Munro
blk., red & blk.
GB promotional
1988-1991
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pre-production
Rayner's Crusha
blk., red & blk.
brn. side panels
pic from MB38 book
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057/199 Rayner's
Crusha
blk., red & blk.
GB promotional
1988
MI038-058pra.jpg
pre-production
Ches. Her. Cen. decals
grn., cream & grn.
helmet design
pic by Paul Carr
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pre-production
Ches. Her. Cen. decals
blue & blk.
helmet design
pic by Paul Carr
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pre-production
Ches. Her. Cen. decals
gray, pwdr. blue & gray
helmet design
pic by Paul Carr
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pre-production
Ches. Heraldry Cen.
gray, pwdr. blue & gray
One of 5000
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058 Ches. Heraldry Cen.
gray, pwdr. blue & gray
Open Every Day
GB promotional
1988
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059/377 This van del.
red, blue & blk.
wo/ phone number
HK promotional
pic by R. Lübkert
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060 Barratt
Sherbet Fountain
red, yel. & blk.
GB promotional
1988
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061 Guernsey
Post Office
blue & blk.
GB promotional
1988
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pre-productions
Historical Collection
blk., blue & blk.
pic by Jim Gallegos
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pre-production
Powerhouse
blk., blue & blk.
pic from MB38 book
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062/068/069 Hist. Coll.
blk., grn. & blk.
left side
AUS promotional
1988
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062/068/069 Powerhouse
blk., grn. & blk.
right side
AUS promotional
1988
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063/343
Cobb of Knightsbridge
blk., brn. & blk.
GB promotional
1988-1991
MI038-065pra.jpg
pre-production
Big Sister
blk., red & blk.
orng. background
pic by Paul Carr
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065/354 Big Sister
blk., red & blk.
yel. background
AUS promotional
1988
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066 Chester
Toy Museum
gray, pwdr. blue & gray
GB promotional
1988
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067 Rowntree's Table Jelly
yel., grn. & blk.
GB promotional
1988-1989
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pre-production
NatWest decals
blk., red & blk.
pic by Paul Carr
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pre-production
NatWest decals
blk. & dk. blue
pic by Paul Carr
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070 NatWest
gray, blue & sil.-gray
GB promotional
1988
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071 Uniroyal
Royal Care
red, blk. & maroon
CDN promotional
1988
MI038-072pra.jpg
pre-production
MB Series decals
red, whi. & blue
pic by Paul Carr
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072/131/147/197/376
MB Series
blk., yel. & blk.
#38
1989-1991
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073 W.H. Smith
blk., lt. yel. & blk.
GB promotional
1988
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074/084 Green's
dk. green
GB promotional
1988-1989
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075 Aldershot
British Army
brn., olive & brn.
GB promotional
1989
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076/198 MICA 1989
orng., blk. & orng.
USA promotional
1989
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078 Cheeses of
England & Wales
blk., dk. blue & blk.
GB promotional
1989
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079 I.o. Man TT 89
red, cream & red
GB promotional
1989
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080/132 Jordans
blk., cream & blk.
GB promotional
1989
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081 Ribena
blk., dk. blue & blk.
GB promotional
1989
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085 Barratt
Sherbet Fountain
blk., yel. & blk.
GB promotional
1989
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086 Barratt
Sherbet Fountain
red, yel. & red
GB promotional
1989
MI038-087pra.jpg
pre-production
Jun. MB Club decals
blk., sil.-gray & blue
pic by Paul Carr
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087 Junior MB Club
blue, lt. blue & blue
left side
GB promotional
1989
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087 Junior MB Club
blue, lt. blue & blue
right side
GB promotional
1989
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088 Lightwater Valley
cream, blue & cream
GB promotional
1989
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089 Tandy Electronics
blue, red & blue
AUS promotional
1989
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pre-production
Moorland Centre
dk. gray, gray & dk. gray
green Centre
pic from MB38 book
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090/193 Moorland Cen.
dk. gray, gray & dk. gray
gray Centre
GB promotional
1989
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091 Baltimore Orioles
orng., blk. & orng.
USA WR
1989
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092 York Fair 1989
grn., yel. & grn.
USA WR
1989
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pre-production
Ten Years Lion
red, whi. & blue
pic from MCCH
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096 Ten Years Lion
blue, whi. & red
GB promotional
1989
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pre-production
Jacky Maeder
blk., cream & blk.
large rear wheels
pic from MB38 book
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097 Jacky Maeder
blk., whi. & blk.
CH promotional
1989
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099 Johnsons Seeds
brn., cream & brn.
GB promotional
1989
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100 Asda
Baked Beans
red
GB promotional
1989

Variation listing (MS Word)

This model was used as a basis for Code 2 issues, among them those by ASAP and ColorComp, which are beyond the scope of this website.
They can be viewed on Shabbir Malik's website

Models with Mattel bases are beyond the scope of this website.

Lesney Superfast variations (LS 38-E)

Page 2: variations 101-201

Page 3: variations 202-402

Page 4: variations 403 onward

Page 5: others, comparison and detail pictures

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