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Short Order
Debut Series 1971 Hot Wheels
Produced 1971
Designer Howard Rees
Number 6176
Shortorder

Description

The Short Order is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted in the 1971 Hot Wheels range of vehicles. It is based on a 1950's Ford F-Series Pickup, cusomized with an elongated front end and blown V8 engine protruding through the hood. It features an plastic orange tailgate which moves in an out. 

1971 versions were produced at the Hong Kong production facility and came with blue tinted glass and black interiors. They came painted in various 'Spectraflame' colors of which Purple is the hardest to find. It was packaged with a plastic 'Collectors Button'.

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

The Short Order was also released in 1973 as a Shell Promo, a giveaway promotional car handed out to customers at Shell service stations. As with other 1973 cars, it lost its Spectraflame paint which was replaced with enamel paint. 

The Short Order has not been seen since 1973.

1971 Versions

The Short Order has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color / Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6176 Hong Kong Hard to Find Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6176 Hong Kong AquaShortOrder
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6176 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light 'Apple' Green Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6176 Hong Kong ShortorderRF2 - Copy
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6176 Hong Kong ShortOrderYellow1971
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6176 Hong Kong Shortorderred
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6176 Hong Kong Hard to Find Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6176 Hong Kong Rare Image Not Available

1973 'Shell Promo' Versions

The Short Order has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color / Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Dark Blue Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell01 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Light Blue Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell01 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Green Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell01 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Pink Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell01 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Red Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell01 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Yellow Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell01 Hong Kong Image Not Available

Trivia

Pre-Production artwork by Howard Rees shows its original name to be 'Grocery Getter'. And a design with two engines may have been considered.