Matchbox/Lesney: Freeway Gas Tanker

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Freeway Gas Tanker

Red/black/white, ‘Burmah’


Makers Model Number: 63d
Version Number: b
Produced: From 1973 to 1977
Year on Base: 1978

Notes about this toy:
This little tanker was in production for the best part of ten years and is found in at least 19 variations - probably a lot more. So to add to the confusion caused by swapping around units and trailers between different models, there are a bewildering number of variants even when you have got the right bits hooked up together. They must have made millions of these and the commonly found Burmah and Chevron versions are worth very little. However a few rarities are worth getting hold of. You may also see it in a twin-pack set with a matching trailer.

The Freeway Gas Tanker (63d) went into production in 1973 and remained in the range until 1982. The prize to look out for in all the variants is the military green one, worth good money with French flags and a lot of money with Canadian flags. Castrol or Aral labels will also get a fair premium - but seriously, there are so many variants you should consult a guide such as Ramsay to get a proper value.

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No Make 3 Axle Lorry

Notes about this vehicle:
This designation is used for six wheel trucks where there is no marque or the marque cannot be identified

Model Year: 1973
Body Style: Tanker
Group: Independent
Made In: United Kingdom

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