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||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|
|176||2000||2000 Hot Wheels||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|
|#170||2001||2001 Hot Wheels||Orange||"Cal State L.A.," "Solar Eagle III" and "Cal State logo"||Black / Metal||Black||N/A||MC1||53713||Malaysia|
From the back of the 1998-card:
NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION OF SUNRAYCE 1997
The SOLAR EAGLE III is the result of the remarkable talents of Cal State L.A. Engineering & Technology students.