Originally a Corgi Casting introduced in 1981, is a replication of a 1981 Ford Transit MK II Wrecker Truck (US: Tow Truck) The Ford Transit was originally introduced in 1965, but the MK II version, which was still part of the First generation of Ford Transit vehicles, was introduced in 1978 as the '1978 1/2' Ford Transit. The only difference between the MKII and preceding versions was the front end styling was updated. The Majority of Transits weren't trucks, but cargo vans, Hot Wheels made the Ford Transit Supervan, which is a special motorsport version of the pre-1978 Ford Transit. The Ford Transit MK II was assembled in Europe and New Zealand, with 2 million vehicles made in the UK at the Southampton Factory alone. The Ford Transit MK II was never sold in the US and was exclusive to Europe and Oceania. Hot Wheels also re-issued Corgi's casting of the second-Generation Ford Transit Van in 1993's Auto City Series.
The Ford Transit Wrecker 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|
|1995||Auto City||Green & White||Yellow "BP" logo on hood sides||Black
|620||1997||1997 Hot Wheels||Light Blue||Red and White "Kevin's 24Hr Towing" & "Deluxe Towing" tampos||White
|Solid Black||N/A||5SP||95514||China||A Corgi casting originally|