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Cockney Cab
Debut Series 1971 Hot Wheels
Produced 1971 Only
Designer Howard Rees
Number 6466
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Description

The Cockney Cab is a Hot Wheels casting designed by Howard Rees which debuted in the 1971 Hot Wheels range of vehicles. It is based on a 1950's London 'Black Cab', hot-rodded with a blown motor. It has an open luggage space instead of a front passenger seat and door, similar to that of a US Mail van from the United States. It is right-hand-drive as are all British cars. 

It was manufactured at both the USA and Hong Kong production facilities. USA produced cars have clear glass and Hong Kong cars have blue tinted glass. Both have dark interiors and a Union Jack sticker on the rear. All Hong Kong produced cars have an outline for the trunk, while USA produced cars can be found with or without the trunk outline. They came packaged with either a metal or plastic 'collectors button'.

The Cockney Cab was also manufactured in Mexico by CIPSA. These are very hard to find and are usually found in poor condition. (More information below).

The Cockney Cab has not been seen since its initial release, although a follow-up casting was created in 2005, designed by Fraser Campbell named Cockney Cab II.

USA Versions

The Cockney Cab has come out in the following versions:

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Types Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6466 USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6466 USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Blue Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6466 USA Hard to Find Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6466 USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light 'Apple' Green Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6466 USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Pink Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6466 USA Hard to Find CockCab9 - Copy
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6466 USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6466 USA Cockneycab
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Rose Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6466 USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6466 USA Image Not Available

Hong Kong Versions

The Cockney Cab 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 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Blue Black RL 6466 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Blue Black RL 6466 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Blue Black RL 6466 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light 'Apple' Green Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Blue Black RL 6466 Hong Kong CockneyCabHKLightGreen
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Blue Black RL 6466 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Blue Black RL 6466 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow Union Jack and 'Cockey Cab' on rear Unpainted / Metal Blue Black RL 6466 Hong Kong Image Not Available

CIPSA Versions

In the early 1970's, the Cockney Cab 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 is white compared to black of the 1971 versions, and the glass is a pale blue tint. Despite being manufactured in Mexico, they are still marked with 'USA' on the base.

The Cockney Cab has come out in the following versions:

Color Sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Country Notes / Variations Photo
Metallic Blue None Unpainted / Metal Light Blue White RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
Metallic Green None Unpainted / Metal Light Blue White RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
Metallic Red None Unpainted / Metal Light Blue White RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
Enamel Mustard Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Light Blue White RL Hong Kong Image Not Available

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