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Classic Cord
Debut Series 1971 Hot Wheels
Produced 1971-1972 (Original)

2005-Present (Re-Tool)

Designer Larry Wood
Number 6472
Classiccord


Description

The Classic Cord is a Hot Wheels casting designed by Larry Wood which debuted in the 1971 Hot Wheels range of vehicles. It is based on the classic American car, the Cord Model 812, nicknamed the 'Coffin Nose'.

The Classic Cord is a favourite among collectors and it's run of only two years (1971-1972) makes it relatively hard to find in any colour. According to Jack Parker, a former Mattel design engineer, the Classic Cord was selected specifically to 'target' the collector market.

For its initial release, it was only manufactured in the USA and all came with a clear windshield, black interior and a removable black roof. It also features an opening hood which has a supercharger sticking out. As with most plastic parts from the era, the Classic Cord's roof has been reproduced. An original roof will have the serial number 6472-0510 on the underside.

It was painted in various Spectraflame colors, of which Pink and Salmon are the hardest to find. Due to shade differences in the Spectraflame painting process, some cars have been nicknamed 'Berry', these cars are a lighter shade of purple verging on pink and are usually not recognised as a completely separate color.

A handful of prototypes exist, with some having an orange roof.

The Classic Cord was also manufactured in Mexico by CIPSA. These versions are very hard to find and are often found in poor condition. (More information below).

In 2005, the Classic Cord was re-tooled for HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 4.

Original Versions

The Classic Cord has come out in the following versions:

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy# Country Notes / Variations Photo
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Apple Green None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6472 USA Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6472 USA HW 1970 Classic Cord 1-1
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6472 USA Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6472 USA Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Rose None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6472 USA Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6472 USA Classiccord
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6472 USA Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6472 USA Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Blue None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6472 USA Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Gold None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6472 USA 1971 Gold Cord Flyin Colors
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Salmon None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6472 USA Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Hot Pink None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6472 USA Image Not Available

CIPSA Versions

In the early 1970's, the Classic Cord was manufactured by CIPSA in Mexico for the Mexican market. These versions differ from the regular versions in a couple of small ways. The interior and roof are white compared to black of the 1971 USA versions, and the glass is blue. Despite being manufactured in Mexico, they are still marked with 'USA' on the base.

The Classic Cord has come out in the following versions:

Color Stickers Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Country Notes / Variation Photo
Metallic Red None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White RL USA Image Not Available
Metallic Green None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White RL USA Image Not Available
Metallic Blue None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White RL USA Image Not Available
Enamel Mustard Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White RL USA Image Not Available

2005 Re-Tooled Versions

The Classic Cord has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
4/6 2005 HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 4 - Neo Classics Spectraflame Steel Blue White Side Scallops Chrome / Metal Clear Black RL H2925 China 11,000 Produced 2005hwcneoclassicsclassiccord
2/4 2007 2007 Red Line Club Rewards Series Green White to Light Green Flames outlined in Green Chrome / Metal Tinted (Blue) White RL K9854 China 4,041 Produced 2007rlcrewardsclassiccord
N/A 2008 6th Annual Hot Wheels Nationals Convention - RLC Party Spectraflame Pink White Scallops on Sides, Front Fenders & Hood Chrome / Metal Clear Black RL K3816 China Cord - RLC Party
1/6 2010 HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 9 - Real Riders Spectraflame Gold None Chrome / Metal Clear Black White Wall RR6SP R8395 Thailand 5,000 Produced ClassicCord HWC

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