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    Posted 2 years ago

    fortapache
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    A pair of petrol tankers. The Bedford Tanker (MB25-C) with the yellow cab had a short run from 1965-1967. It was replaced by the Leyland Tanker (MB32-C) in 1968 which lasted into the Superfast years to 1972.
    Hard to say why they replaced the Bedford with the Leyland. The Bedford had a tipping cab which revealed the engine. Missing from my model is the plastic interior which had seats and a steering wheel and so on. The Leyland had no moving parts which was unusual for a 1968 model. Perhaps there were problems with the Bedford's casting. That happens sometimes with toys.
    The box for the Leyland is the E Type which means the model is from 1968. It is also proof the F style boxes were only used in 1969 something on which there has been conflicting information for a few years.

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    1. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      Such cool trucks !! Love the tilting cab over ! :)
    2. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much nutsabotas6.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
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    4. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Magnificent More Matchbox Monday mobile machines.
      I like the daggy design of those old Leylands; just so very British.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. Yes it does look very British.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
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    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
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    8. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
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