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Snorkel
Debut Series 1971 Heavyweights
Produced 1971
Designer Ira Gilford
Number 6193
Snorkel

Description

The Snorkel is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted in the 1971 Heavyweights Series. It is a futuristic cherry picker with a movable bucket which can extend into the air.

It is one of four castings which use the medium sized heavyweights cab, the others being Ambulance, Scooper  and Tow Truck. Once the plastic rear section is removed they are indistinguishable from each other.

The entire plastic section has been accurately reproduced, original ones will have a slight yellow tint to the plastic due to the age while reproductions will be stark white.

It was produced in a variety of Spectraflame colors with Pink being the hardest to find and could be found with either a white or dark brown interior. It was packaged with a plastic 'Collectors Button'.

The Enamel White version is especially prone to to have issues with a metal fatigue called 'Crumbling' where the body or chassis develops cracks and literally crumbles into pieces.

The Snorkel hasn't been seen since 1971.

Versions

The Scooper has been produced in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy# Country Notes / Variations Photo
1971 1971 Heavyweights Spectraflame Blue None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White or Dark Brown RL 6193 Hong Kong Snorkel
1971 1971 Heavyweights Spectraflame Aqua None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White or Dark Brown RL 6193 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Heavyweights Spectraflame Green None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White or Dark Brown RL 6193 Hong Kong SnorkelGreen
1971 1971 Heavyweights Spectraflame Light 'Apple' Green None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White or Dark Brown RL 6193 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Heavyweights Spectraflame Lime None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White or Dark Brown RL 6193 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Heavyweights Spectraflame Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White or Dark Brown RL 6193 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Heavyweights Spectraflame Red None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White or Dark Brown RL 6193 Hong Kong Red Snorkel
1971 1971 Heavyweights Spectraflame Pink None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White or Dark Brown RL 6193 Hong Kong Rare Image Not Available
1971 1971 Heavyweights Spectraflame Rose None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White or Dark Brown RL 6193 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Heavyweights Spectraflame Magenta None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White or Dark Brown RL 6193 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Heavyweights Spectraflame Purple None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White or Dark Brown RL 6193 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Heavyweights Enamel White None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White or Dark Brown RL 6193 Hong Kong Hard to Find Image Not Available

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