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What-4
Debut Series 1971 Hot Wheels
Produced 1971 Only
Designer Bob Lovejoy
Number #6001
What-4

Description

What-4 was a car in the 1971 Hot Wheels series. The name of the car is a play-on-words to what is likely a first reaction thought by viewers; "Four engines? What for?!?"

Early versions of this casting are prone to a special type of metal fatigue in the chassis known as "crumbling".  The diecast was improperly mixed in the factory, and over time, with age, the bases oxizide, develop cracks, and warp through no fault of the owner. This was not limited to the What-4, other castings made during the same timeframe suffered from this too. They are known as "crumblers", and they do hold a small collectable value to some collectors that want them in their collection.

Versions

The What-4 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
6001 1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua RL
6001 1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue RL What-4
6001 1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Gold RL
6001 1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green RL What4-C
6001 1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red RL
6001 1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta RL
6001 1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple RL


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