75 Challenge

In 1997 Tyco Toys the owners of the Matchbox brand at the time released this range of gold painted models taken from the 1996 & 1997 range. Each model was limited to just 10,000 models as this sub series was in response to the Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt vehicles.

Each model had no tampo or other detailing but could be found in various shades of gold (from light to dark), included a black interior and clear windows.
Originally released one per carton in the normal distribution run, this was stopped when Mattel took over Tyco and decided to put the series on hold.

In 1998 Mattel, the new owners of the Matchbox brand took the decision to release the remaining models and these were sold via KB Toys & Toys R Us in the USA

All models were released in the individual blister pack with the exception of No.s 55 & 70; these two models were only available in a 10 piece start pack.

The rarest of the models was the #04 1957 Chevy, this model was considered the true chase and could only be obtained by taking a picture of yourself with 5 of the gold models and send that to Tyco; in late 1997 the company held a prize draw in which 750 people were chosen to receive this model as their reward.

Model No.Model Name
01Dodge Viper GTS
02Corvette Grand Sport
03Alfa Romeo 155
04-Winner’57 Chevy (Contest Winners)
041997 Corvette
054×4 Jeep
06Atlas Excavator
07Ford Thunderbird
08Mazda RX-7
09Earth Mover
10Dodge Viper RT/10
11Chrysler Atlantic
12Audi Avus
13The Buster
141987 Corvette
15Mustang Mach III
16Ford LTD Police Car
17Ferrari 456 GT
18Fire Engine
19Peterbilt Cement Truck
201997 Firebird Formula
21GMC Wrecker
22Lamborghini Diablo
23Volvo Container Truck
24Ferrari F-40
25BMW Z3
26Chevy Van 4×4
28Mitsubishi Spyder
29Tractor Shovel
30Toyota Supra
31Jaguar XJ220
321962 Chevy Corvette
33Utility Truck
34Plymouth Prowler
35Mercedes GTC
36Refuse Truck
37Jeep 4×4
38Corvette Stingray III
39Ford Bronco
40Camaro SS
41Cosmic Blues
42Mobile Crane
43Camaro Z-28
44Ford Probe
45Highway Maintenance Truck
46Mission Chopper
47School Bus
481956 Ford Pickup Truck
49VW Concept Car
50MB129 : 4×4 Chevy BlazerMB129-14 : 4x4 Chevrolet Blazer
52Ford Escort
53Rhino Rod
54Crown Victoria Police Car
55Ford Flareside Pickup
56Vauxhall Frontera
57Mack Auxiliary Power Truck
58Corvette T Roof
59Camaro Police Pursuit
61Nissan 300ZX
62Street Streak
63Snorkel Fire Engine
65Ford F-150 Pickup
66Opel Calibra DTM
67Lamborghini Countach LP 500PS
691968 Mustang Cobra Jet
70Pontiac GTO
71Cobra Mustang
72Chevy K-1500 Pickup
74Formula 1
75Ferrari F50

MB129-14 : 4x4 Chevrolet Blazer

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