Mongoose II
Debut Series 1973
Produced 1973
Number 6969

Ya ya ya it is a cuda, I know  Tom never drove a 'Cuda.

'73 Mongoose II

Mattel became a associate sponsor by 1973, For the old rivalry " Snake vs Mongoo$e" and times were tight for Mattel. They made alot of cost saving changes for 1972 and 1973. The Goo$e never drove the 'cuda style funny car, but Mattel issued just one casting for the 1973 Mongoo$e and Snake and it was the 'cuda. All cars for '73 got the new enamel paint,  the "Mongoo$e" 'and "Snake" were no different. There were many cost cutting features one piece base, Missing windshield, enamel paint, wrong body for the Gooo$e, missing hood prop, one sticker sheet for both of "Mongoo$e" cars. These changes also affected the "Snake" too.

The '73 "Mongoo$e II" was issued in enamel Red & enamel Blue

Flaming stickers for both cars.

No Special art work for "Mongoo$e vs Snake"

Capped Rear Redlines - Open Axle Style in front

There have been found 1970 "Mongoo$e" cars in 1973 blisterpack. It would seem that were some left over cars that got tossed in the lot.


This Hot Wheels vehicle has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1973 List of 1973 Hot Wheels Enamel Red Tom McEwen stickers Unpainted / Metal N/A Black Roll cage Wheel type 6969 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 List of 1973 Hot Wheels Enamel Blue Tom McEwen stickers Unpainted / Metal N/A Black Roll cage Wheel type 6969 Hong Kong

Similar Castings or Names

1970 Enamel Mongoo$e


Mongoose (1970)

1971 Spectraflame Mongoo$e II


Mongoose II (1971)

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