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El Rey Special
Debut Series Flying Colors
Produced 1974 - 1975 (Original)

2011 - 2013 (Re-cast)

Designer Larry Wood
Number 8273
1974 lt green el rey special.jpg


1975 Blister Pack example.jpg

El Rey Special Description

Will the Real Flying Color paint please stand up?!? The El Rey Special runs a close race for castings with the most alternative colors.

The El Rey Special was originally released in 1974, with enamel paint and the new Flying Colors tampo. Early versions can be found with capped rear wheels and were released in the '74 style blister-pack. It is unsure which was issued first in 1974, the Light enamel Green or Dark enamel Blue; this was such a short run before the casting change to the Formula P.A.C.K. It is hard to trace the history of the name. The fact that the Formula Pack showed up mid- to late-1975 in the 6-pack, means the El Rey Special was only made for about a year and half.

Original Versions

The El Rey Special has come out in the following versions:

Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1974 Flying Colors Dark Enamel Blue Yellow and Orange "Dunlop" Unpainted / Metal N/A Unpainted / Metal RL 8273 Hong Kong Capped Rear/Alt. Color
1974 BP elrey sp dk blue close shot1.jpg
1974 Flying Colors Dark Enamel Blue Yellow and Orange "Dunlop" Unpainted / Metal N/A Unpainted / Metal RL 8273 Hong Kong Alt. Color Formula P.A.C.K. BluRL.JPG
1974 Flying Colors Light  Enamel Green Yellow and Orange "Dunlop" Unpainted / Metal N/A Unpainted / Metal RL 8273 Hong Kong Capped Rear/Alt. Color
1974 lt green el rey special.jpg
1974 Flying Colors Light Enamel Green Yellow and Orange "Dunlop" Unpainted / Metal N/A Unpainted / Metal RL 8273 Hong Kong Alt. Color Image Not Available.jpg
1974 Flying Colors Light  Enamel Blue Yellow and Orange "Dunlop" Unpainted / Metal N/A Unpainted / Metal RL 8273 Hong Kong Alt. Color El Rey Special-5874.jpg
1975 Flying Colors Dark Enamel Green Yellow and Orange "Dunlop" Unpainted / Metal N/A Unpainted / Metal RL 8273 Hong Kong Elreyspecial.jpg

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Similar Castings Below

Formula P.A.C.K.

Malibu Grand Prix

Lightning Gold

Re-Cast Versions

The El Rey Special has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
2011 2011 The Hot Ones Green Red, Yellow & Black tampos, "2" Unpainted / Metal N/A Unpainted / Metal BW W1550 Thailand Base Code(s): 2011how1550.jpg
2012 2012 The Hot Ones Black Yellow & Gold stripes, "8", "El Rey Special" Unpainted / Metal N/A Unpainted / Metal Gold BW W3785 Thailand Base Code(s): El Rey Special Black 2012.jpg
N/A 2013 Flying Customs Series Metallic Brown Blue, Orange and White stripes '13' Unpainted / Metal N/A Unpainted / Metal BW X8216 Thailand Base Code(s): F09, F11 El Rey Special-2013.jpg

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