K-21/3 Tractor Transporter
|K-21/3 The Tractor Transporter
was yet another faceless made up and silly wagon in this range of silly
vehicles from Matchbox in the seventies. God knows why they refused to
make models of real trucks and cars. There are a bunch of these
unknowable flat bed trucks which were of indeterminate scale and carried
loads of more or less credibility. Less in this case as it should have
two Mod Tractors (God help us) on the back. In the yellow option it was
K-36/2 and carried a dumper becoming 'Construction Transporter'
Matchbox had been a brand of real integrity in the 50s and 60s, nowadays modern Matchbox die-casts are a by-word in quality and modelling better than anything in the sixty years my collection spans. In the 1970s and 80s they were the pits.
The K-21/3 Tractor Transporter was released in 1974 and was always blue metallic with two purple Mod Tractors on the back from the Lesney Superfast range (25e), no variations are listed.