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Six Shooter
Debut Series 1971 Hot Wheels
Produced 1971-1972
Designer Paul Tam
Number 6003
Sixshooter

Description

The Six Shooter is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted in the 1971 Hot Wheels range of vehicles. It was designed by Paul Tam and was the first Hot Wheels car to have six wheels. Its low-slung front end was met with two velocity-stacked engines in the rear.

It was produced at the Hong Kong production facility between 1971 and 1972. All came with blue glass although the degree of tint can vary. The glass is very exposed and is sometimes subject to scratches or cracking and has subsequently been reproduced. Interiors could be found in white, silver or dark brown. They also had tail lights which were painted either black or red. In 1971 it was packaged on a 'California Customs Miniatures' card with a plastic 'collectors button' and in 1972 it was packaged on a 'Drivin Gear' card without the button.

It was painted in a small amount of Spectraflame colors, of which Light 'Apple' Green is the hardest to find and Aqua the most common. Due to shade differences in the Spectraflame painting process, the existence of a Spectraflame Gold version receives skepticism by collectors as some believe it is merely a darker shade of the regular Spectraflame Yellow rather than a completely separate color.

It was also produced in Mexico by CIPSA. These versions are very rare and are usually found in poor condition. (More information below).

The Six Shooter has not been seen since its inital release, although a follow-up car'Tooned' version was created by Fraser Campbell in 2004 called the Sixy Beast.

Versions

The Six Shooter 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 Photo
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White, Silver or Dark Brown RL 6003 Hong Kong SIX SHOOTER AQUA
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White, Silver or Dark Brown RL 6003 Hong Kong SIX SHOOTER BLUE
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Blue None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White, Silver or Dark Brown RL 6003 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Gold None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White, Silver or Dark Brown RL 6003 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White, Silver or Dark Brown RL 6003 Hong Kong SixshtrYLFb
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light 'Apple Green' None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White, Silver or Dark Brown RL 6003 Hong Kong DSCF2121
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta None Unpainted Metal Tinted (Blue) White, Silver or Dark Brown RL 6003 Hong Kong Sixshooter

CIPSA Versions

In the early 1970's the Six Shooter was manufactured in Mexico by CIPSA for the Mexican market. These versions differ from the regular ones in a couple of small ways. The interior is a stark white compared to the creamier white of the Hong Kong produced cars and the glass has a slight gray tint rather than blue tint. These CIPSA versions are very rare and are usually found in poor condition. They also do not have tail light paint.  Despite being manufactured in Mexico, they are still marked with 'Hong Kong' on the base.

The Six Shooter has come out in the following 1:64 scale versions

Color Stickers Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Country Notes / Variations Photo
Metallic Blue None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Gray) White RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
Metallic Green None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Gray) White RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
Metallic Red None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Gray) White RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
Enamel Mustard Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Gray) White RL Hong Kong Image Not Available