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Royal Flash
Debut Series 1979 Hot Wheels
Produced 1979 -1987
Designer  ?
Number 2501
Royal flash white blue glass bw hong kong base


Description

The "Royal Flash" is a discontinued Hot Wheels casting released in the 1979 Hot Wheels Lineup. Like other castings from the same era, such as the P-911, P-928 and so on, this casting is directly modelled after a real-life car, but not actually named as such on the base. Hot Wheels debuted versions in 1979 and 1983 with tampos that acknowledged the casting as a Lotus model. This casting is an early representation of a Lotus Esprit S2, the successor to the Lotus Esprit S1 which was featured in the 1977 James Bond film 'The Spy Who Loved Me'. (Hot Wheels also made the Lotus Esprit S1 (submarine) from the same film). The S1 and S2 models can be distinguished by examining the rear of the car, on the S2 the b-pillar ends flush with the rear of the car, where on the S1 model, the b-pillar ends further forward.

Versions

The Royal Flash has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1979 1979 Hot Wheels White Red & Blue stripes, w/ Union Jack & "Lotus" on hood Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black BW 2501 Hong Kong Base code(s):  Royal flash white blue glass bw hong kong base
1982 1982 Hot Wheels White Red & Blue stripes, w/ Union Jack & "Lotus" on hood Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black BW 2501 Malaysia Base code(s):  Royal flash white blue glass bw malaysia base
1983 1983 Hot Wheels Metalflake Orange Yellow, Black and Purple "33" Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black BW 2501 Malaysia Base code(s):  Royal flash orange metalflake blue glass bw malaysia base
1983 1983 Hot Wheels Enamel Orange Yellow, Black and Purple "33" Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black BW 2501 Malaysia Base code(s):  Image Not Available
1983 White Red & Blue stripes, w/ Union Jack & "Lotus" on hood Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Yellow) Tan BW 2501 France Base code(s):  Royalflashwhitefrance
1983 White Red & Blue stripes, w/ Union Jack & "Lotus" on hood Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Yellow) (BP Logo on Rear Glass) Tab BW 2501 France Base code(s):  Royal Flash-1983 France
1985 Orange White & Blue stripes, w/ Union Jack & "Lotus" on hood Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Black) Black BW 2501 France Base code(s):  Mexican Only Release Royalflashorangemexico
1983 Orange White & Blue stripes, w/ Union Jack & "Lotus" on hood Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black BW 2501 France Base code(s):  Only released in Mexico Image Not Available