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MI 053 Ford FLARESIDE PICK-UP
(USA #53 1983-1989, ROW #53 1983-1988,
USA #55 1994-1998, ROW #55 1994-1997,
Japan #60 1984-1987, My First Matchbox 1991,
USA Super Trucks 1993)

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

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MI053-real.jpg
the real truck
pic by John Harley
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MI053-p01a.jpg
pre-production
orange
no tampo
white interior
dd10 wheels
MI053-praa.jpg
silver plated
no tampo
slick wheels
pic by Alan Wank
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MI053-05a.jpg
04/05 orange
Baja Bouncer 326
white interior
#53
1983-1985
MI053-08a.jpg
08 yel. Ford 460
black interior
sil. wheel lett.
#53
1986
MI053-09a.jpg
09/20 yel. Ford 460
black interior
blk. wheel lett.
#53
1986-1989
MI053-f04a.jpg
yel. Ford 460
black interior
lt. amber windows
#53
1986
MI053-10a.jpg
10 yel. Ford 460
white interior
8sp wheels
#53
1986
MI053-12a.jpg
12 khaki green
purple & blue des.
black interior
Roadblasters
1987
MI053-13a.jpg
13 white deb
black interior
GB promotional
1990
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MI053-prLLa.jpg
pre-production
green
yel. & red wheels
My First Matchbox
pic by André Tischer
MI053-prLLbpl.jpg
pre-production
green
yel. painted base
My First Matchbox
pic by André Tischer
MI053-f05a.jpg
lime
red interior
yel. & red wheels
My First Matchbox
1991
MI053-15a.jpg
15 lime
red interior
all red wheels
My First Matchbox
1991
MI053-16a.jpg
16 red
Bill Elliot 11
black interior
USA WR TC-65
1992
MI053-17a.jpg
17 fluor. yellow
pink/red/blue des.
silver interior
USA Super Trucks
1993
MI053-18a.jpg
18 met. blue
yel. & orng. flames
silver interior
USA Super Trucks
1993
MI053-19pra.jpg
pre-production
red
orng. & yel. flames
black grille
pic by David Tilley
MI053-19a.jpg
19/24 red
orng. & yel. flames
silver grille
#55
1994-1995
MI053-21a.jpg
21 white
silver band
silver interior
USA Coll. Choice
1994
MI053-22a.jpg
22 dk. blue
Quality Care 15
silver interior
USA WR TC-15
1994
MI053-25a.jpg
25 fluor. orange
black design
black interior
#55
1996
MI053-26pra.jpg
pre-production
silver-gray
lt. purple flames
lt. purple int.
pic by Alan Wank
MI053-26a.jpg
26 silver-gray
purple flames
purple interior
5p Off Road
1996
MI053-26b.jpg
bluish gray
purple flames
purple interior
5p Off Road
pic by D. Klinkenberg
MI053-29pra.jpg
pre-production
blue
white splash
brt. orng. int.
pic by Alan Wank
MI053-27a.jpg
27 blue
white splash
pale orng. int.
#55
1997
MI053-29a.jpg
29 blue
white splash
dk. orng. int.
#55
1997
MI053-28pra.jpg
pre-production
silver-gray
red bird
black interior
pic from 1997 catalog
MI053-28a.jpg
28/33 silver-gray
Jay's Flight Team
black interior
Action System
1997-1998
MI053-30pra.jpg
pre-production
gold
no tampo
pic by Alan Wank
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MI053-30a.jpg
30 met. gold
no tampo
USA 75 Challenge
1997
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MI053-31pra.jpg
pre-production
black
lem. & orng. flames
lemon interior
pic by Alan Wank
MI053-31a.jpg
31/35 black
yel. & orng. flames
yellow interior
5p Rugged Riders
1998-1999
MI053-32pra.jpg
pre-production
dk. purple
painted deco
gray interior
pic by Alan Wank
MI053-32a.jpg
32/34 dk. purple
white splash
gray interior
USA #55
1998
LS53d-MI053.jpg
blue & orange
Lesney vs.
MB Toys
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MI053-05-p01.jpg
orange
with & without tampo
8sp & dd10 wheels
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MI053-10a-10b.jpg
yel. Ford 460
whi. int., 8sp wh.
med. & dk. blue
side tampo
pic by Mathias Zogg
MI053-10-08.jpg
yel. Ford 460
white & black
interiors
8sp & rac. spec.
wheels
MI053-08-09.jpg
yellow
Ford 460
silver & black
wheel lettering
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MI053-09-f04.jpg
yel. Ford 460
black interior
blk. wheel lett.
colorless & lt. amber
windows
MI053-f05-15.jpg
lime
red interior
yel./red &
all red wheels
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MI053-19pr-19.jpg
red
orng. & yel. flames
black & silver
grilles
pic by David Tilley
MI053-26a-26ba.jpg
silver-gray &
bluish gray
purple flames
purple interior
pic by D. Klinkenberg
MI053-27-29.jpg
blue
white splash
pale & dk. orange
interiors
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LS53d-MI053-bpl.jpg
black bases
Lesney vs.
MB Toys
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MI053-bpla.jpg
black Macau &
Thailand bases
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MI053-bplb.jpg
silver Thailand &
China bases
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MI053-bplc.jpg
silver
China bases
without & with
batch number
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MI053-bat.jpg
silver
China bases
different
batch number
locations

Variation listing (MS Word)

Lesney Superfast variations (LS 53-D)

Inbrima variations (BR 053)

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