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{{casting|name=Double Header|series=[[1973 Hot Wheels]]|number=5880|years=1973|designer=[[Paul Tam]]<br>[[Larry Wood]]|image=Doubleheader.jpg}}
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{{casting|name=Double Header|series=[[1973 Hot Wheels]]|number=5880|years=1973|designer=[[Paul Tam]] & [[Larry Wood]]|image=73_double_header_light_green.jpg}}
   
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==Description==
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The '''Double Header''' is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted in the 1973 Hot Wheels range of vehicles. It was only produced for one year and is somewhat difficult to find. It features two jet engines on the sides and a large wing on the rear.
   
=='''Double Header Description'''==
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It was manufactured in the Hong Kong factory and was painted various Enamel colors, of which Red, Dark Blue and Light Blue are the most common. It only came with blue tinted glass and a black interior. All colors could be found with 'Through-Hole' Redline wheels on the front and rear but some have 'Capped' Redline wheels on the rear.
This casting was first released as [[Double Header]] for 1973 and would only see one year in the line-up. A futuristic space looking vehicle. It can be found with capped or open rear axles. This seems to correspond with colors.
 
   
=='''Versions'''==
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Some cars have a white basecoat underneath the colored paint which can lead to some confusion in the Dark/Light Green and Blue colors.
   
{| style="font-size: 85%; text-align: left;" class="wikitable sortable" width="100%"
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The '''Double Healer''' hasn't been seen since 1973.
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==Versions==
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The '''Double Header''' has been released in the following 1/64th scale versions:
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="font-size: 85%; text-align: left;" width="100%"
 
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|-
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Year'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Year'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Color'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Series'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Base Color'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Color'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Window Color'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Base Color / Type'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Interior Color'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Window Color'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Wheel Type'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Interior Color'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''cast #'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Wheel Type'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Country'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''cast #'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Notes'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Country'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Photo'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Notes'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Photo'''
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1973
 
|1973
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|[[List of 1973 Hot Wheels|1973 Hot Wheels]]
 
|Enamel Dark Blue
 
|Enamel Dark Blue
|unpainted metal
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|Unpainted / Metal
|Blue tint
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|Tinted (Blue)
 
|Black
 
|Black
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
|5880
 
|5880
|HK
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|Hong Kong
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|Capped or Through Rear Wheels
|[[File:Image Not Available.jpg|90px]]
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|[[File:Image Not Available.jpg|75px]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1973
 
|1973
|Enamel Red
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|[[List of 1973 Hot Wheels|1973 Hot Wheels]]
|unpainted metal
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|Enamel Light Blue
|
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|Unpainted / Metal
|
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|Tinted (Blue)
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|Black
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
|5880
 
|5880
|HK
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|Hong Kong
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|Capped or Through Rear Wheels
|[[File:Image Not Available.jpg|90px]]
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|[[File:Double_Header_4_%281%29_%28Medium%29.JPG|75px]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1973
 
|1973
|Enamel Light blue
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|[[List of 1973 Hot Wheels|1973 Hot Wheels]]
|unpainted metal
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|Enamel Dark Green
|
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|Unpainted / Metal
|
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|Tinted (Blue)
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|Black
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
|5880
 
|5880
|HK
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|Hong Kong
 
|
 
|
|[[File:Image Not Available.jpg|90px]]
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Through Rear Wheels Only
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|[[File:Image Not Available.jpg|75px]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1973
 
|1973
|Enamel Yellow
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|[[List of 1973 Hot Wheels|1973 Hot Wheels]]
|unpainted metal
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|Enamel Light Green
|
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|Unpainted / Metal
|
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|Tinted (Blue)
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|Black
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
|5880
 
|5880
|HK
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|Hong Kong
|
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|Through Rear Wheels Only
|[[File:Image Not Available.jpg|90px]]
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|[[File:73_double_header_light_green.jpg|75px]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1973
 
|1973
|Enamel Green
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|[[List of 1973 Hot Wheels|1973 Hot Wheels]]
|unpainted metal
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|Enamel Lemon Yellow
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|Unpainted / Metal
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|Tinted (Blue)
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|Black
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
|5880
 
|5880
|HK
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|Hong Kong
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|Through Rear Wheels Only
|[[File:Image Not Available.jpg|90px]]
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|[[File:Image Not Available.jpg|75px]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1973
 
|1973
|Enamel Lemon Yellow
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|[[List of 1973 Hot Wheels|1973 Hot Wheels]]
|unpainted metal
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|Enamel Yellow
|
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|Unpainted / Metal
|
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|Tinted (Blue)
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|Black
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
|5880
 
|5880
|HK
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|Hong Kong
 
|
 
|
|[[File:Image Not Available.jpg|90px]]
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Through Rear Wheels Only
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|[[File:Image Not Available.jpg|75px]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1973
 
|1973
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|[[List of 1973 Hot Wheels|1973 Hot Wheels]]
 
|Enamel Orange
 
|Enamel Orange
|unpainted metal
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|Unpainted / Metal
|
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|Tinted (Blue)
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|Black
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
|5880
 
|5880
|HK
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|Hong Kong
 
|
 
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|[[File:Doubleheader.jpg|left|90px]]
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Rare
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Through Rear Wheels Only
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|[[File:Doubleheader.jpg|75px]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1973
 
|1973
|Enamel Plum
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|[[List of 1973 Hot Wheels|1973 Hot Wheels]]
|unpainted metal
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|Enamel Red
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|Unpainted / Metal
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|Tinted (Blue)
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|Black
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
|5880
 
|5880
|HK
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|Hong Kong
 
|
 
|
|[[File:Image Not Available.jpg|90px]]
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Capped or Through Rear Wheels
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|[[File:DoubleHeaderRed.png|75px]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1973
 
|1973
|Enamel Light Green
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|[[List of 1973 Hot Wheels|1973 Hot Wheels]]
|unpainted metal
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|Enamel Plum
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|Unpainted / Metal
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|Tinted (Blue)
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|Black
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
|5880
 
|5880
|HK
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|Hong Kong
 
|
 
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|[[File:73_double_header_light_green.jpg|left|90px]]
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Rare
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Through Rear Wheels Only
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|[[File:Image Not Available.jpg|75px]]
 
|}
 
|}
   
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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DoubleHeaderGroup.jpg|Group of Double Headers. The black one has been repainted by its original owner.
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Double_HeaderBase.JPG|Base Detail
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DoubleHeaderRear.JPG|Rear View
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</gallery>
 
 
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Double Header}}
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Double Header}}
 
[[Category:1973 Hot Wheels]]
 
[[Category:1973 Hot Wheels]]
 
[[Category:Paul Tam Designs]]
 
[[Category:Paul Tam Designs]]
 
[[Category:Larry Wood Designs]]
 
[[Category:Larry Wood Designs]]
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[[Category:Unlicensed Hot Wheels]]
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[[Category:Hot Wheels Original Designs]]
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[[Category:Discontinued Vehicles]]
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[[Category:Vehicles with Multiple Engines]]
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[[Category:1:64]]
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[[Category:Cars with exposed Engines]]

Latest revision as of 01:25, November 23, 2019

Double Header
Debut Series 1973 Hot Wheels
Produced 1973
Designer Paul Tam & Larry Wood
Number 5880
73 double header light green


DescriptionEdit

The Double Header is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted in the 1973 Hot Wheels range of vehicles. It was only produced for one year and is somewhat difficult to find. It features two jet engines on the sides and a large wing on the rear.

It was manufactured in the Hong Kong factory and was painted various Enamel colors, of which Red, Dark Blue and Light Blue are the most common. It only came with blue tinted glass and a black interior. All colors could be found with 'Through-Hole' Redline wheels on the front and rear but some have 'Capped' Redline wheels on the rear.

Some cars have a white basecoat underneath the colored paint which can lead to some confusion in the Dark/Light Green and Blue colors.

The Double Healer hasn't been seen since 1973.

VersionsEdit

The Double Header has been released in the following 1/64th scale versions:

Year Series Color Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes Photo
1973 1973 Hot Wheels Enamel Dark Blue Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 5880 Hong Kong Capped or Through Rear Wheels Image Not Available
1973 1973 Hot Wheels Enamel Light Blue Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 5880 Hong Kong Capped or Through Rear Wheels Double Header 4 (1) (Medium)
1973 1973 Hot Wheels Enamel Dark Green Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 5880 Hong Kong

Through Rear Wheels Only

Image Not Available
1973 1973 Hot Wheels Enamel Light Green Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 5880 Hong Kong Through Rear Wheels Only 73 double header light green
1973 1973 Hot Wheels Enamel Lemon Yellow Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 5880 Hong Kong Through Rear Wheels Only Image Not Available
1973 1973 Hot Wheels Enamel Yellow Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 5880 Hong Kong

Through Rear Wheels Only

Image Not Available
1973 1973 Hot Wheels Enamel Orange Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 5880 Hong Kong

Rare

Through Rear Wheels Only

Doubleheader
1973 1973 Hot Wheels Enamel Red Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 5880 Hong Kong

Capped or Through Rear Wheels

DoubleHeaderRed
1973 1973 Hot Wheels Enamel Plum Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 5880 Hong Kong

Rare

Through Rear Wheels Only

Image Not Available

GalleryEdit

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