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'32 Ford Sedan/Orange Crate
Debut Series Rod & Custom 2-Car Set
Produced 2001 - 2003
Designer Larry Wood
Number 27836
OrangeCrate (1).JPG


The '32 Ford Sedan is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted in the collector-aimed (100% Hot WheelsRod & Custom 2-Car Set. It is based on the real-life hot rod named 'Orange Crate' owned by Bob Tindle in the 1960's.

The real-life Orange Crate started life as a 1932 Ford Sedan (Tudor) which was already somewhat modified when bought by Bob in 1959. After appearing at the 1960 Portland Roadster Show, Bob decided to make an all-out show car. The Oldsmobile engine was enlarged to 417ci and a fully custom, chrome-plated tube chassis was built, and the body was modified to tilt up to reveal the excellent workmanship of the chassis. The Orange Crate was shown and won several awards at hot rod shows across the USA in 1961 to 1963 and also raced at the Winternationals where its best pass was 10.60 @140mp/h. It was retired from the show circuit in 1964 and after changing owners a few times, still exists today.

The Hot Wheels version features an opening front section and removable body which reveals the detailed engine, interior and chassis. It was used three times before being discontinued.


The '32 Ford Sedan/Orange Crate 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
2001 Rod & Custom 2-Car Set Orange Black Roof, Orange Crate Logo on front and rear Orange / Metal Clear Chrome RR 27836 China OrangeCrate (1).JPG
13/32 2002 100% Hot Wheels White Red Scallops and 'So Cal Speed Shop Team' Black / Metal Clear Chrome RR 54517 China 32 ford sedan white.JPG
2003 Goodguys 2-Car Set Yellow Red, White & Blue Stripe, 'Goodguys Rod & Custom Association' on side Yellow / Metal Clear Black RR 57378 China Image Not Available.jpg