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Olds 442
Debut Series 1971 Hot Wheels
Produced 1971

2004 - Present

Designer Larry Wood
Number 6467
Olds442


Description

The Olds 442 is a Hot Wheels casting designed by Larry Wood which debuted in the 1971 Hot Wheels range of vehicles. It is based on a 1970 Oldsmobile 442. It is undoubtably the rarest overall casting of all cars from the Redline era (1968-1977). It is highly sought after and even cars in poor condition are somewhat valuable.

It was manufactured in 1971 and was produced at the Hong Kong factory. It features an opening hood which displays a detailed motor. The glass varies from being completely clear, to having a slight light blue tint. It was packaged with a decal sheet of white stripes with stars which was to be applied by the owner, it also came with either a metal or plastic 'Collectors Button'.

All production versions came with a white interior. Some Spectraflame Red cars have been found with a black interior and it is unknown whether they were a pre-production prototype or a very short run early in production. 

It was painted in a variety of Spectraflame colors. While all original Olds 442 are hard to find, no matter the color, Purple is the rarest and is the rarest of all Hot Wheels from the Redline Era (excluding prototypes).

In 1973, the Olds 442 was given a light dome in the roof and renamed the Police Cruiser. Similar versions with lights on the roof were released under the names Fire Chief, Maxi Taxi and Staff Car over the next few years.

The Olds 442 was re-tooled in 2004 for the HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 3 Real Riders.

Several castings have been made based on various Oldsmobile 442 models, please see the Olds 442 page to see them all.

Versions

The Olds 442 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Interior Color Window Color Wheel Type Cast# Origin Notes / Variations Photo
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta White Stripes and Stars Unpainted / Metal White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Hard to Find Redline Olds 442 magenta
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow White Stripes and Stars Unpainted / Metal White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Hard to Find Redline Olds 442 yellow
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Rose White Stripes and Stars Unpainted / Metal White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Hard to Find Rose olds 442 2-0
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green White Stripes and Stars Unpainted / Metal White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Hard to Find Green olds 442
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red White Stripes and Stars Unpainted / Metal White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Hard to Find Olds442
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Apple Green White Stripes and Stars Unpainted / Metal White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Rare Apple green olds
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Blue White Stripes and Stars Unpainted / Metal White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Rare Lt blue olds 442
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue White Stripes and Stars Unpainted / Metal White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Hard to Find Blue olds 442 2
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Hot Pink White Stripes and Stars Unpainted / Metal White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Rare Pink olds 442
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Salmon White Stripes and Stars Unpainted / Metal White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Rare Salmon Olds 442
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red White Stripes and Stars Unpainted / Metal Dark Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Very Rare Dark interior red Olds 442
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple White Stripes and Stars Unpainted / Metal White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Extremely Rare Purple olds

Re-Tooled Versions

The Olds 442 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
4/6  2004 HWC Series 3 - Real Riders Spectraflame Yellow White Stripes Chrome / Metal Clear Tan RLDDRR C6042 China 10,500 Produced 2004hwcrealridersolds442
2004 RLC Exclusive Spectraflame Red Light Red Flames Chrome / Metal Clear Black RL G7187 China Image Not Available
2005 Toy Fair Spectraflame Light Blue Light Blue Flames Chrome / Metal Clear Black RL H7813 China Image Not Available
2005 2005 Red Line Club Membership Chrome Red Stripes Chrome / Metal Clear Black RL H2913 China 4,000 Produced 2005rlcolds442red
2005 2005 Red Line Club Membership Chrome Blue Stripes Chrome / Metal Clear Black RL H2914 China 5,000 Produced 2005rlcolds442blue
2005 2005 Red Line Club Membership Chrome Black Stripes Chrome / Metal Clear Black RL H2915 China 6,000 Produced 2005rlcolds442black
2005 2005 Red Line Club Membership Chrome White Stripes Chrome / Metal Clear Black RL H2916 China 7,000 Produced 2005rlcolds442white
2006 6th Annual Hot Wheels Nationals Convention Spectraflame Gold Black Stripes, Convention Logo on roof Chrome / Metal Clear Black RR K3822 China 3,000 Produced Image Not Available
N/A 2009 Holiday Hot Rods Metalflake Silver Two Red Racing Stripes Chrome / Plastic Tinted Red Red-Rim, Black PR5 N8566 Thailand Hood does not open. Wal-Mart Exclusive. Olds 442 - 09HHR
N/A 2009 Holiday Hot Rods Forest Green Two White Racing Stripes Chrome / Plastic Tinted Red Red-Rim, Black PR5 T2786 Thailand Hood does not open. Target Exclusive. Olds 442 - 09HHR-Green
168 2010 Hot Auction 10/10 Metallic Yellow 2 Black 'Ram Air' Scoops Chrome / Plastic Tinted Black PR5 R7593 Malaysia 100 7471
168 2010 Hot Auction 10/10 Metallic Black 2 Orange 'Ram Air' Scoops Chrome / Plastic Tinted Black PR5 R7593 Malaysia Kmart Collector's Day Exclusive Olds442 Auction Black
168 2010 Hot Auction 10/10 Metallic Red 2 Yellow 'Ram Air' Scoops Chrome / Plastic Clear Black PR5 R7593 Malaysia Base Code(s): C49, C51, D03 Olds 442 red 2010
109 2011 Muscle Mania 9/10 Metallic Teal White and Silver stripes Chrome / Plastic Blue tint White MC5 T9816 Malaysia Base Code(s): D09, D17. Also may come w/2 car bands 2011 Olds 442 015 white
109 2011 Muscle Mania 9/10 Metallic Teal White and Silver stripes Chrome / Plastic Blue tint with Hot Wheels Windshield Banner White MC5 T9816 Malaysia Wal-Mart Exclusive Olds442 Muscle TealWM
109 2011 Muscle Mania 9/10 Metallic Red Yellow and Gold stripes Chrome / Plastic Clear Black Gold Chrome-Rim, Black MC5 V0028 Malaysia Red spoiler. Wal-Mart Exclusive IMG 7226
2011 25th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention - RLC Party Spectraflame Pink White Stripes Chrome / Metal Clear White RL V0525 China Image Not Available
145 2012 HW Performance 5/10 Pearl White Black & Red Hurst logo, Gold stripes Chrome / Plastic Clear Gold Gold Chrome 5SP V5449 Malaysia Base Code(s): E13, E14, E16, E18 2012-HWP-Olds442-White
1/8 2013 HW Easter Pink w/ Black Roof '13' on door, White Stripes Chrome / Plastic Clear Gold 5SP Y2084 Malaysia Image Not Available

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