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Custom Barracuda
Debut Series 1968 Hot Wheels
Produced 1968 Only
Designer Harry Bradley
Number #6211
Custom Barracuda USA blue 1968 white Int

Description

The Custom Barracuda is one of the first Sixteen Hot Wheels cars produced  in 1968. They are known as the Sweet Sixteen.

This model was produced in 1968 at the USA and Hong Kong factories. "Hybrids" are known to exist, which used  a mix of both USA and Hong Kong parts. Unlike most early redlines, no Custom Barracudas are known to have a black painted roof. USA cars can be found with Tan, Grey and dark charcoal, HK cars can be found with white, brown, grey, silver and purple interiors. USA cars have clear windows and HK cars have blue tinted windows. USA cars have shorter power bulges on the hood than HK cars. HK bases are more detailed (and have 4 square holes) than USA bases. All Custom Barracudas have delrin bearing wheels and some early HK cars have 'deep dish' wheels on the front.

USA Versions

The Custom Barracuda has come out in the following 1/64 scale USA versions:

Interiors: White, Cream, Dark

Notes:Clear windows, Steering wheel is part of the interior, Thinner Cowl, less detaled base, The hood scoop or power bulge that run along the hood is short

Colors are desending in rarity from common to rare.

Year Series Color Stickers Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Purple Metal RL 6211 USA Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Blue Metal RL 6211 USA Cuda Blue US 1968
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Green Metal RL 6211 USA Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Aqua Metal RL 6211 USA Cuda aqua US 1968
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Red Metal RL 6211 USA Cuda red US 1968
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Gold Metal RL 6211 USA CstmCudaGldW
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Copper Metal RL 6211 USA Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Lt. Blue Metal RL 6211 USA Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Antifreeze Metal RL 6211 USA 1968 US anticuda1 Flyin Colors
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Creamy Pink Metal RL 6211 USA Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Rose Metal RL 6211 USA Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Olive Metal RL 6211 USA Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Orange Metal RL 6211 USA Image Not Available

Hong Kong Versions

The Custom Barracuda has come out in the following 1/64 scale  Hong Kong versions:

Interior Colors: White, Brown, Dark Silver-Grey, Purple.

Notes:Blue tinted windows, Flat panel dash board with steering wheel stuck into it, thicker cowl, Detailed base with 4 rectangle holes,The hood scoop or power bulge that run along the hood is longer,

Colors are desending in rarity from common to rare.

Year Series Color Stickers Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Aqua Unpainted / Metal Dark RL 6211 HK Aqua hong kong Cuda
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Purple Unpainted / Metal White RL 6211 HK Cuda HK purple 1968
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Purple Unpainted / Metal Purple RL 6211 HK Cuda Purple on Purple
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Copper Unpainted / Metal White RL 6211 HK Custombarracuda
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Green Unpainted / Metal RL 6211 HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Blue Unpainted / Metal RL 6211 HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Red Unpainted / Metal RL 6211 HK
Barracuda red
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Lt. Blue Unpainted / Metal RL 6211 HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Creamy Pink Unpainted / Metal RL 6211 HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Orange Unpainted / Metal RL 6211 HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Olive Unpainted / Metal RL 6211 HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Gold Unpainted / Metal RL 6211 HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Anti-freeze Unpainted / Metal RL 6211 HK Image Not Available

"Hybrid" Versions

The Custom Barracuda has come out in the following 1/64 scale Hybrid versions:

Notes: Hybrid 'Cudas have a US body, windshield and interior, but a Hong Kong base.

Year Series Color

Stickers

Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Anti-freeze Metal RL 6211 USA/HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Purple Metal RL 6211 USA/HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Rose Metal RL 6211 USA/HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Gold Metal RL 6211 USA/HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Aqua Metal RL 6211 USA/HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Blue Metal RL 6211 USA/HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Green Metal RL 6211 USA/HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Orange Metal RL 6211 USA/HK Image Not Available

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Description (Retooled Version)

40 years after the original Custom Barracuda was released, Mattel dusted off the tools and dies again to use for the 2008 RLC sELECTIONs Series, unfortunately, the tool & die had been deemed too worn-out and unusable for reproduction. Instead, Mattel called on the casting that was used for the production of the 1999 retool of the Custom Barracuda.


In 2011, it was released again as a Hot Wheels Redine Club membership-exclusive car. The retooled version appears to have a USA-style hood and the USA-style short exhaust pipes.

Retooled Versions

The retooled Custom Plymouth Baracuda, has been released in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1 2011 RLC Membership Chrome Red, Black and Silver stripes on rocker panels. Light and trim details Chrome / Metal Clear Black Neo-Classic RL V0472 Thailand 3,000 CustomBarracuda RLC Chrome
2 2011 RLC Membership Spectraflame Red Red, Black and Silver stripes on rocker panels. Light and trim details Chrome / Metal Clear Black Neo-Classic RL V0473 Thailand 3,500 CustomBarracuda RLC Red
3 2011 RLC Membership Spectraflame Blue Red, Black and Silver stripes on rocker panels. Light and trim details Chrome / Metal Clear Black Neo-Classic RL V0474 Thailand 4,000 CustomBarracuda RLC Blue
4 2011 RLC Membership Spectraflame Purple Red, Black and Silver stripes on rocker panels. Light and trim details Chrome / Metal Clear Black Neo-Classic RL V0475 Thailand 4,500 CustomBarracuda RLC Purple

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