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S'Cool Bus
Debut Series 1971 Heavyweights
Produced 1971 Only (Original Casting)

1994 - 2009 (Retool)

Designer Tom Daniel (Model Kit)

Larry Wood (Hot Wheels Version)

Number #6468
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Description

The S'Cool Bus is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted in the 1971 Heavyweights series. It is based on the popular Monogram model kit designed by Tom Daniel. It is a dual-engined funny car with an opening body of an American yellow school bus. 

The original 1971 was manufactured in Hong Kong and only produced in one color; Enamel Yellow, just like the Monogram model. Underneath its opening body, it featured an orange engine scoop and a black roll-cage, both of which can often be found missing and have been reproduced. It was packaged with a plastic 'Collectors Button' and sheet of stickers to be applied by the owner.

It can be found with or without "Heavyweights" on the base, and some collectors believe cars without it are pre-production. 

The S'Cool Bus is known to have issues with a metal fatigue called 'Crumbling' where the body or chassis develops cracks and literally crumbles into pieces.

In 1994, it was re-tooled for the Vintage Series II and has seen several releases since.

Versions

The S'Cool Bus 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
1971 1971 Heavyweights Yellow Black Stripes, '854 CI' and "S'Cool Bus" Unpainted / Metal None Black & Orange Engine Scoop RL 6468 Hong Kong 'coolbus

Re-Cast Versions

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1994 Vintage Series Yellow S'Cool Bus on Side Unpainted / Metal Clear Black & Orange Engine Scoop RL 11522 China Image Not Available
1994 Vintage Series Metalflake Yellow S'Cool Bus on Side Unpainted / Metal Clear Black & Orange Engine Scoop RL 11522 China Image Not Available
1994 Vintage Series Metalflake Gold S'Cool Bus on Side Unpainted / Metal Clear Black & Orange Engine Scoop RL 11522 China Image Not Available
1995 FAO Schwarz Gold Series II Gold None Gold / Metal Clear Black & Orange Engine Scoop Gold RL 13828 China Image Not Available
1995 Redline Spring Break White Green Stripe and 'Redline Spring Break' on Side Unpainted / Metal Clear Black & Orange Engine Scoop RL 13849 China Image Not Available
1996 Target Retro Wheels Set Yellow S'Cool Bus on Side Unpainted / Metal Clear Black & Orange Engine Scoop RL 15741 China Image Not Available
2000 Penske Exclusive Silver 'Penkse S'Cool Bus' on Side, Black Oil Splash Unpainted / Metal Clear Black & Orange Engine Scoop RR 26278 China Image Not Available
2002 2nd Annual Hot Wheels Nationals Convention Blue '2nd Nationals' on side, White hood & roof, Convention logo on hood Unpainted / Metal Clear Black & Orange Engine Scoop Redline RR 56267 China 4,000 Produced Image Not Available
2003 Penske Exclusive Red 'Penkse S'Cool Bus' on Side, Black Oil Splash Unpainted / Metal Clear Black & Orange Engine Scoop RR 28694 China Image Not Available
2003 Mothers Wax Red & Black '2nd Nationals' on side, White hood & roof, Convention logo on hood Unpainted / Metal Clear Black & Orange Engine Scoop PR5 85686 Malaysia Image Not Available
- 2005 Chicago 5th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals Spectraflame Dark Yellow Black stripe & Yellow flames on sides, White parachutes & Red taillights on back Dark Chrome / Metal None Black NCRL H9273 China 10,000 Produced S'Cool Bus package front
2006 Flying Customs Black Red & White flames and S'Cool Bus on Side, Red Roof Unpainted / Metal Clear Black & Red Engine Scoop RL5SP L5874 Malaysia Image Not Available
2006 Super Chromes Chrome Blue & White flames and S'Cool Bus on Side, Blue Roof Unpainted / Metal Clear Black & Red Engine Scoop RL5SP L5863 Malaysia Image Not Available
2006 Super Chromes Gold Chrome Red flames and S'Cool Bus on Side, Black Roof Unpainted / Metal Clear Black & Red Engine Scoop RL5SP K4753 Malaysia Image Not Available
2008 40 Years of Hot Wheels Set Black Yellow Stripes, "S'Cool Bus" on sides, '854CI' on hood Unpainted / Metal None Black RL M0543 Malaysia 40YRSSCoolBusLft
3/4 2009 RLC sELECTIONs Spectraflame Purple Ghost flames, Light and trim details Chrome / Metal None Black Good Year, Neo-Classic BW  P2133 China 4,086 Produced SCoolBus 09Rewards