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Splittin' Image
Debut Series 1969 Hot Wheels
Produced 1969-1971 - Original

1973 - Shell Promo 1993-2009 - Re-Tool 2002 - 100% Hot Wheels

Designer Ira Gilford
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Description

The Splittin' Image is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted the 1969 Hot Wheels line-up. The car has two separate cockpits and a large engine with two exhaust pipes running down the length of the car between the cockpits.

It's original version was one of four 'Original Designs' which debuted in 1969 in various 'Spectraflame' colors. It featured ribs on the glass and either a cream, light gold or dark brown interior. It was only manufactured in the USA and was packaged with a metal collectors button. Some cars also had silver painted headlights, these were found on cars painted Spectraflame Antifreeze, Lime, Orange, Green, Lavender, Brown, Purple and Olive and are much harder to find than the regular versions. The Spectraflame version was produced until 1971 making it one of the most common redline cars. 

1973 saw the Splittin' Image released 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. To save on cost, the interior was removed and the glass was changed to an opaque black.

In 1993 it was retooled and used for the 25th Anniversary Series and featured replica 'Redline' wheels and various metallic paint colors which was meant to represent the 'Spectraflame' paint of the original versions. It was released again similarly in the Vintage Series the following year and has been released several times since. 

In 2002 a different, more detailed, casting was created for the collector-aimed 100% Hot Wheels line in the Splittin' Images 2-Car Set. This version has only been released once. 

Original Spectraflame Versions

The Splittin' Image has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Stickers Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Antifreeze None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Splittinimage
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Splittin Image Aqa
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA SplittinImageBlue
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Gold None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Splitten Image
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Splittin Image Grn
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Orange None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Image Not Available
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Splittin Image Prp
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Splittin Image Red
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Copper None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Image Not Available
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Dark Brown None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Image Not Available
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Root Beer Brown None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Image Not Available
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Lime Green None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA SplittinImageLime
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Olive None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Image Not Available
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Rose None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Image Not Available
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Image Not Available
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Creamy 'Lavender' Pink None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Image Not Available
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Blue None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Image Not Available
1969 1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta None Unpainted / Metal Clear Cream, Light Gold or Dark Brown RL 6261 USA Image Not Available

1973 Shell Promo Versions

The Splittin' Image has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Stickers Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1973 Shell Promos Enamel Dark Blue None Unpainted / Metal Black None RL Shell03 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promos Enamel Light Blue None Unpainted / Metal Black None RL Shell03 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promos Enamel Dark Green None Unpainted / Metal Black None RL Shell03 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promos Enamel Flourescent Green None Unpainted / Metal Black None RL Shell03 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promos Enamel Red None Unpainted / Metal Black None RL Shell03 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promos Enamel Flourescent Pink None Unpainted / Metal Black None RL Shell03 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promos Enamel Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Black None RL Shell03 Hong Kong Image Not Available

Re-Tooled Versions

A new tool & die was made in 1993 for Hot Wheels' 25th Anniversary.

The Splittin' Image has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1993 25th Anniversary Series Metallic Light Blue None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Image Not Available
1993 25th Anniversary Series Metallic Aqua None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Aqua Splittin' Image2
1993 25th Anniversary Series Metallic Green None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Lime Green Splittin' Image1
1993 25th Anniversary Series Metallic Lime None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Image Not Available
1993 25th Anniversary Series Metallic Olive None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Image Not Available
1993 25th Anniversary Series Metallic Brown None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Dark Red Vintage Splittin' Image
1993 25th Anniversary Series Metallic Red None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Image Not Available
1993 25th Anniversary Series Metallic Orange None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Amber Splittin' Image1
1993 25th Anniversary Series Metallic Gold None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Yellow Splittin' Image1
1993 25th Anniversary Series Metallic Pink None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Image Not Available
1993 25th Anniversary Series Metallic Purple None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Image Not Available
1993 25th Anniversary Series (8-Car Set) Metallic Magenta None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Splittin Image MagVint
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Maroon White Hot Wheels Logo on side Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Burgundy Vintage Splittin' Image2
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Green White Hot Wheels Logo on side Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Image Not Available
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Silver White Hot Wheels Logo on side Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Silver Vintage Splittin' Image
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Aqua White Hot Wheels Logo on side Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Forest Green Vintage Splittin' Image.JPG
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Orange White Hot Wheels Logo on side Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Red Splittin' Image1
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Magenta White Hot Wheels Logo on side Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Image Not Available
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Pink White Hot Wheels Logo on side Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Pink Splittin' Image1
1994 Vintage Series Metallic White White Hot Wheels Logo on side Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Image Not Available
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Yellow White Hot Wheels Logo on side Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Image Not Available
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Turquoise White Hot Wheels Logo on side Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Mint Vintage Splittin' Image
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Blue White Hot Wheels Logo on side Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) RL 5708 China Blue Vintage Splittin' Image
1994 FAO Schwarz Gold Series Collection Green None Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Gold 12293 China limited to 3000 Splittin Image FAO R
1995 FAO Schwarz Gold Series II Gold Plated None Gold / Metal Tinted (Blue) White RL Gold 13828 Image Not Available
170 2002 2002 Hot Wheels Antifreeze Green Small HW logo on top Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) White 5SP 55055 Malaysia Splittin Image Yel
210 2003 Mainline Blue Black, Yellow & Orange Stripes, '7' and Hot Wheels Logo, Track Aces Logo with Circle on right side Unpainted / Metal Orange Tint White 5SP 57175 Thailand TrackAcesSplittin'Image5
210 2003 Mainline Blue Black, Yellow & Orange Stripes, '7' and Hot Wheels Logo, Track Aces Logo with NO Circle on right side Unpainted / Metal Orange Tint White 5SP 57175 Thailand Image Not Available
106 2004 Treasure Hunts 6/12 Metallic Pearl White Black flame design outlined in Lavender. TH Logo and "35 Years of Racing" on front. Unpainted / Metal Purple Tint Grey CDDRR B3575 Malaysia Splittinimage 04TH
098 2008 Web Trading Cars White Orange Stripes Unpainted / Metal Brown Tint Gold 5SP M6998 Malaysia Splitinimage
098 2008 Web Trading Cars White Orange Stripes Chrome / Plastic Brown Tint Gold 5SP M6998 Malaysia Image Not Available
098 2008 Web Trading Cars Metalflake Pale Green Gold Stripes Chrome / Plastic Black Tint Black Chrome 5SP M6998 Malaysia Splitinimage.green
N/A 2008 Since '68 White Blue and yellow Stripes, black outline Unpainted / Metal Yellow Tint White BW M1590 Malaysia Since '68 Splittin' Image 1
N/A 2009 Hot Wheels 10-Pack Exclusive Metalflake Red Yellow Graphics outlined in White Chrome / Plastic Light Blue Tint White Gold 5SP 54886 Malaysia Splittin Image - 09 10-pk excl
N/A 2009 Hot Wheels 10-Pack Exclusive Metalflake Blue White Graphics outlined in Gold Chrome / Plastic Yellow Tint White Gold 5SP Malaysia (possibly 2010) Splittinimage 10pack blue
N/A 2009 Hot Wheels 10-Pack Exclusive Metalflake Gold Black & White tampos Chrome / Plastic Green Tint White Gold 5SP Malaysia Splittin'Image 10 Pack

100% Hot Wheels Versions

A detailed casting was created for the 100% Hot Wheels Line, it was only used once.

The Splittin' Image has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
2002 Splittin' Images 2-Car Set Metallic Aqua None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Black) Black RR 57252 China Image Not Available

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