Solar Eagle III
Debut Series 1998 Hot Wheels
Produced 1998 - 2001
Designer Kevin Gray
Number 650
Solar Eagle III-1998 First Editions

Solar Eagle III is based on the solar-powered electric vehicle build by students under the guidance of faculty and staff of Cal State L.A.

On Saturday, June 28, 1997, the Solar Eagle III won the prestigious Sunrayce 97, the national intercollegiate solar car race.


The Solar Eagle 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
023 / 912 1998 First Editions #23 Yellow Black stripes, Black '8' & 'Cal State L.A.', & Red 'Solar Eagle III' on sides, Chrome Dark Blue solar panels Metalflake Black / Metal Black None MC1 18842 Malaysia Solar Eagle III-1998 First Editions
176 2000 Mainline Red "Cal State L.A.," "Solar Eagle III" and "Cal State logo" Black / Metal Black N/A MC1 25377 Thailand Solar Panels black or gray Solar Eagle III 2000
#170 2001 Mainline Orange "Cal State L.A.," "Solar Eagle III" and "Cal State logo" Black / Metal Black N/A MC1 53713 Malaysia Solar Eagle III - 8189cf


From the back of the 1998-card:

The SOLAR EAGLE III is the result of the remarkable talents of Cal State L.A. Engineering & Technology students.


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