Special Collections

Across America 50th Birthday Series

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Matchbox a special ”Birthday” collection of 50 vehicles was released, each car came with a small plastic license plate to represent each of the 50 states of America. There were an additional 4 vehicles exclusive (Mail in) models for 4 countries and another 4 models released world wide.

No. Card No. Description State License Plate <click to enlarge> <click to enlarge>
1 NE97552 Volkswagen Concept 1 Delaware
2 NE97526 ’97 Chevy Tahoe Pennsylvania
3 NE97542 Ikarus Coach New Jersey
4 S97543 MB405 : VW Delivery Van Georgia Matchbox Across America GA 004 Matchbox MB405-11 : Volkswagen Delivery Van Matchbox MB405-11 : Volkswagen Delivery Van
5 NE97503 Mercedes-Benz ML 430 Connecticut
6 NE97525 1962 VW Beetle Massachusetts MB363-19 : 1962 Volkswagen Beetle
7 NE97506 Crabing Boat Maryland
8 S97509 Golf Cart South Carolina
9 NE97524 1993 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Police New Hampshire
10 S97508 Chevrolet Impala Police Virginia
11 NE97502 King Tow New York
12 S97507 Snorkel Fire Truck North Carolina
13 NE97504 Land Rover Freelander Rhode Island
14 NE97501 Land Rover Discovery Vermont
15 S97511 Pony Trailer Kentucky
16 S97528 Nissan Xterra Tennessee
17 NE97505 Ford Crown Victoria Ohio
18 S97544 White Water Raft Boat Louisiana
19 C97512 ’97 Corvette Indiana
20 S97510 Extending Ladder Fire Truck Mississippi
21 International Pumper Illinois
22 S97554 Airport Fire Pumper Alabama
23 NE97551 ’56 Ford Pick-Up Maine
24 C97532 TV News Truck Missouri
25 S97529 Mack Auxiliary Power Truck Arkansas
26 C96871 1921 Ford Model T Michigan
27 S97527 1969 Camaro SS-396 Florida
28 C97535 Dodge Dakota Texas
29 C97533 MB-Trac 1600 Turbo Iowa
30 C97515 Peterbilt Tanker Wisconsin
31 W97519 1955 Chevy Bel Air Convertible California
32 C97516 Ford F-Series w/Raft Minnesota
33 W97520 Dennis Sabre Oregon
34 C97545 Weather Radar Truck Kansas
35 S97553 Jeep Grand Cherokee West Virginia
36 W97539 International Armored Car Nevada MB446-07 : International Armored Car
37 C97546 Ford Dump/Utility Truck Nebraska
38 W97517 Snowmobile Colorado
39 C97536 Highway Maintenance Truck North Dakota
40 C97550 1998 Jeep Wrangler South Dakota
41 W97538 Ford Bronco II Montana
42 Ambulance Washington
43 W97556 Chevy Suburban Idaho MB436-08 : 2000 Chevrolet Suburban ©Steven Leary
44 W97537 Truck Camper Wyoming
45 W97514 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Utah
46 C97534 Cattle Truck Oklahoma
47 W97518 Ford Expedition Police New Mexico
48 W97555 Isuzu Rodeo Arizona
49 W97522 Snow Doctor Alaska
50 W97523 Jeep Wrangler 4×4 Hawaii



Number Description License Plate/Country <click to enlarge>
51 Mercedes-Benz ML 430 Canada
52 Land Rover Ninety Mexico
53 Concept 1 Beetle Convertible Puerto Rico
54 1957 Ford Thunderbird USA Matchbox MB042-23 : 1957 Ford Thunderbird

Exclusive (Mail-In)


Description <click to enlarge> 

1 Fire Saver
2 London Taxi
3 Model A Ford Van
4 MB363 : 1962 Volkswagen Beetle MB363-16 : 1962 Volkswagen Beetle


Matchbox Across America 3 Pack

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