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Mod Quad
Debut Series 1970 Hot Wheels
Produced 1970
Designer Howard Rees
Number 6456
Modquad


Description

The Mod Quad is a Hot Wheels casting designed by Howard Rees which debuted in the 1970 Hot Wheels range of vehicles. It features four engines and a side-hinged opening canopy. It came packaged with either a metal or plastic 'collectors button'.

It was manufactured in the USA and Hong Kong with some small differences between the two countries. Hong Kong cars have blue glass and a dark brown interior while USA cars have clear glass and a black interior. The text on the bases are written slightly different and Hong Kong cars have small pads around the wheels to stop the car from being completely crushed. USA cars have a small locating pin on the body which extends through into the base. Hong Kong cars also have larger outlines on the headlights than their USA counterparts.

It was also featured on a plastic drinking cup from the Jack In The Box restaurant.

It was also produced by CIPSA (Compania Industrial de Plasticos, SA) in Mexico. These CIPSA releases are extremely rare and are usually found in poor condition (more information below).

USA Versions

The Mod Quad has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Stickers Base Color/Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Blue  None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6456 USA Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6456 USA ModQuadBlue1970
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6456 USA Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6456 USA ModQuadUSAGreen
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light 'Apple' Green None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6456 USA ModQuadUSALightGreenBPCloseup
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Lime None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6456 USA Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6456 USA ModQuadUSAYellow
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Gold None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6456 USA Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Salmon None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6456 USA ModQuad Salmon
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Pink None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6456 USA ModQuadUSAPink
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Rose None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6456 USA ModQuadUSARose
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6456 USA Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6456 USA ModQuadUSAMagenta
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6456 USA ModQuadUSAPurple

Hong Kong Versions

The Mod Quad has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Stickers Base Color/Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue None Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Brown RL 6456 Hong Kong ModQuadHKBlue
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua None Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Brown RL 6456 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green None Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Brown RL 6456 Hong Kong ModQuadHKGreen
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light 'Apple' Green None Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Brown RL 6456 Hong Kong ModQuadHKLightGreenFront
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Brown RL 6456 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Gold None Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Brown RL 6456 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Pink None Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Brown RL 6456 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red None Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Brown RL 6456 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta None Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Brown RL 6456 Hong Kong Image Not Available

CIPSA Versions

In the early to mid 1970's the Mod Quad was manufactured in Mexico by CIPSA, these versions are very hard to find and are often in poor condition. They use the normal USA casting with no differences in the body. The interiors are white and the glass is a light blue tint. Despite being manufactured in Mexico, they are still marked with USA on the base.

The Mod Quad has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Color Stickers Base Color/Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Country Notes / Variations Photo
Enamel Mustard None Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint White RL USA Image Not Available
Spectraflame Blue None Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint White RL USA Image Not Available
Spectraflame Green None Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint White RL USA Image Not Available

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