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Buick Regal Police Car
Debut Series 1997 Hot Wheels #622
Produced 1997
Number 95520
Buick Regal - 5566gf


Description

The City Police car is another vehicle that started life as a Corgi casting. When Mattel bought some of their molds in the mid-1990's, they rereleased certain vehicles under the Hot Wheels brand with minor changes such as new bases and tampo designs. This car is a Police modification of the 4-door Buick Regal from the mid 1970s. During it's life under Corgi, this casting was known as 'Buick Regal' on the base, as corgi also made a civilian variation at the same time and a Taxi variation with a clear plastic taxi light on the roof. Originally, this casting was released in 1977 as 'Kojack Buick' on the packaging. Another variation from later on for the Television series 'Simon and Simon' the packaging label was 'American Police Car', but Officially, this casting was always labelled on the base as 'Buick Regal'.

Versions

The City Police 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
622 1997 1997 Hot Wheels #622 Black Yellow, Red, and White tampos with 'Police', 'Interceptor', and '27' on sides, 'Police' on trunk, and 'Interceptor' and '27' on roof Black / Plastic Clear Gray Black 5SP 95520 China Gray plastic front and rear bumpers Buick Regal - 5566gf


Gallery

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Original 1976 Corgi Juniors Casting "Buick Regal Police", the 1970s predecessor to the "City Police" casting

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