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Police Cruiser
Debut Series 1973 Hot Wheels
Produced 1973-1974-1977
Designer Larry Wood
Number 6963
Policecruiser

Description

Issued in 1973 as the Police Cruiser. It never had the name Olds or 442 in the name; it is just what some collectors added over the years. Although it is a modified casting of the Olds 442.Originally issued with a hood that opened and red light in 1973.1973 stands alone in the Hot Wheel world, as for all cars lost the Candy/Spectraflame paint to adopt a new safer and cheaper paint Enamel. Also there were no Tampo's applied. There was the appeareance of Metalflake paint but that was only in the Shell Promotional give away.

Versions

The Police Cruiser has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Notes: Capped rear wheels, sticker (not a tampo)

Col # Year Series Color / Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
N/A 1973 1973 Hot Wheels White / White and Black "Police" Stickers on Doors Unpainted Metal Light Blue Tint Black RL 6963 Hong Kong Red Plastic Dome Light & Opening Hood Policecruiser

ReIssue

The Police Cruiser was issued from 1974-1977 with these 1/64 scale versions:


Notes: Early 1974 had red dome and opening hood. Late versions had blue dome and hood cast shut.

Col # Year Series Color / Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
N/A 1974 White / Black State Police/Law Enforcement on doors. #12 on front fenders and "Radar" on rear fender Metal Blue Tint Black Redlines 6963 Hong Kong Red Plastic Dome LIght PoliceCruiserEarly1974
N/A 1977 1977 Hot Wheels White / Black State Police/Law Enforcement on doors. #12 on front fenders and "Radar" on rear fender Chrome Plated Plastic Blue Tint Black BW 6963 Hong Kong Blue Plastic Dome LIght 442 police bw sleepercivic

Re-Tooled

Col # Year Series Color / Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
6/6 2007 HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 6 - Neo-Classics Spectraflame Smoke & White / Police Graphics Chrome-Plated Metal Clear Black RL L2099 China Red Plastic Dome Light & Opening Hood Olds 442 - Police Cruiser
1/6 2008 HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 7 - Neo-Classics Spectraflame Dark Red / Fire Dept. Graphics Chrome-Plated Metal Light Blue Tint Black RL China Light Blue Plastic Dome Light & Opening Hood 2008hwcneoclassicschiefsspecial-1


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