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40 Somethin'
Debut Series 2002 First Editions #39
Produced 2002 - Present
Designer Eric Tscherne
Number 52936
40 Somethin YelR


The 40 Somethin' is a Hot Wheels Original Design patterned after the famed Ford GT-40. Its design ran parallel to that of Ford's 100th anniversary redesign of the same car. Both launched in early January 2002 with neither company aware of the other's design. The Hot Wheels model is a much more modern interpretation, featuring graphics depicting members of Eric Tscherne's family.

Versions

The 40 Somethin' has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
051 2002 2002 First Editions #39 Yellow White, Black, "40", "Heart Racing" Black / Plastic Black tint Black PR5 52936 Malaysia 40 Somethin YelR
051 2002 2002 First Editions #39 Yellow White, Black, "40", "Heart Racing" Black / Plastic Black tint Black RL5SP 52936 Malaysia Image Not Available
172 2003 Roll Patrol 1/10 Black\White Silver & Blue, "Interceptor", "9", "HWE624" Black/ Plastic Tinted Black PR5 57137 Malaysia 2003-40Somethin-RollPatrol
N/A 2003 Heat Fleet 5-Pack flat grey Green, yellow & blue flames, "40", black stripes, blue HW logo black Green tint black PR5 57030 China 40 Somethin' CIMG1406
N/A 2003 Heat Fleet 5-Pack Gray Green, yellow & blue flames, "40", black stripes, blue HW logo black Green tint black Blue PR5 57030 China Image Not Available
N/A 2004 Car Wash playset Gray Green, yellow & blue flames, "40", black stripes, blue HW logo Black/ Plastic Green tint Black Blue PR5 China DSC 0181
N/A 2005 Car Crusher playset Black/White Blue & white tampos, "Interceptor", "HWE624", "9" 5SP Image Not Available
N/A 2006 Quikshot Launcher Black Orange, blue & white flames Black Clear Red orange-chrom

5SP

China Image Not Available
N/A 2006 Egg-Clusives Yellow Black, blue & white tampos, "Egg Hunt 2006" Chrome Blue tint OH5 Malaysia Image Not Available
5/6 2006 2006 Easter Eggs-tream 5-Pack Metalflake Light Blue Black, Purple, Gold, and White tampos, "Egg Hunt 2006" Metalflake Light Blue Light Purple White Gold PR5 J7099 Thailand Image Not Available
N/A 2006 Super 6 in 1 Track Set Metalflake Dark Red Yellow, blue & green flames, "40" Black Plastic Tinted Black 5SP H7036 China 40 Somethin - 6in1Set
N/A 2007 Gift Cars Giftcard Metalflake Dark Orange Red, silver & black tampos on top, "5" Black Tinted RR5SP Thailand HW 40-Somethin' Orange RR 01 DSCF7122
5/6 2008 2008 Valentine's Day Cars Red Red, Black, and White stripes across top with "214" on hood Black Red Red PR5 N1274 Thailand Target Exclusive Val 08 40 Something
N/A 2009 Downhill Raceway Track Set Pearl Dark Yellow Black & silver stripes on top, black & white "40" on hood, HW logo on trunk Black Black tint N/A PR5 Malaysia Image Not Available
N/A 2009 Airshot Super Drop Satin Light Blue Yellow, orange & red flames, "40" Chrome Clear Orange PR5 Malaysia Also in 2011 track sets: Wall Tracks: Starter Set, Big Air Jump, Wreck Center 40 Somethin 2009
N/A 2012 10 Pack Metallic Green "40", White & Black, HW logo Black / Plastic Tinted N/A PR5 Malaysia 1180466rs
N/A 2015 Mystery Models #04 Metallic Yellow "40", White & Black, HW logo Black / Plastic Tinted N/A PR5 CJX89 Thailand HW 40-Somethin' 2015-MM RF DSCF8278

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