Gangster Grin
Debut Series Designers Challenge
Produced 2008 - Present
Designer Steve Gilmore
Number M3305
Gangster Artwork


Gangster Grin debuted in the Designers Challenge Special Series in 2008. Designer Steve Gilmore, a former Hot Wheels intern, designed this car while working for Ford. The design is meant to be a modern 1949 Mercury.


The Ford Gangster Grin has been released 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
- 2008 Designers Challenge Metalflake Burgundy Purple Flames Chrome / Plastic Burgundy Black Gray CM6 M3305 Thailand GangsterGrinRF
- 2008 Designers Challenge Metalflake Magenta Purple flames, Silver trim Chrome / Plastic Tinted Black Gray CM6 M3305 Thailand GangsterGrinM3305Magenta
- 2008 Designers Challenge Flat Black Black ghost flames Chrome / Plastic Blue Black Gray CM6 M3305 Thailand GangsterGrinM3305Black
- 2008 Designers Challenge Yellow Green Flames Chrome / Plastic Tinted Black Gray CM6 M3305 Thailand GangsterGrinM3305Yellow
- 2008 8th Annual Nationals Convention Black White & Red flames w/ Nationals logo Unpainted / Metal Tinted Black RR5SP L8731 Thailand GangsterGrinL8731
- 2009 Mystery Car
White Red flames Chrome / Plastic Red Black Red-Rim, Black PR5 P2487 Malaysia Base code(s): B11, B27, B28 Gangstergrin
050 (USA) / 058 (INT) 2010 Regular Treasure Hunts - Regular Metalflake Purple Blue and Green tribal design, outlined in peach Chrome / Plastic Blue Blue 10SP R7439 Malaysia
Base code(s): C10, C11
GansterGrin 10THReg
050 (USA) / 058 (INT) 2010 Super Treasure Hunts - Super Spectraflame Purple Blue and Green tribal design, outlined in peach Chrome / Plastic Blue Blue MD R7451 Malaysia
Base code(s):
Gangster Grin STH
- 2012 Mardi Gras Cars Satin Crimson Purple and Yellow flames, "Mardi Gras 2012" Gold / Plastic Violet Light Yellow Gold 5SP X5947 Thailand Kroger Exclusive

Base Code(s): D47

Mardi Gras Gangster Grin
- 2012 HW Boulevard Red Stylized flame stripes Unpainted / Metal Tinted Tan MD W4592 Malaysia Base code(s): E23 Gangster Grin (boulevard)
4 / 5 2013 Happy Halloween! Cars Metallic Orange Black & Yellow stripes on sides & across top, HW Halloween logo on trunk Gold Chrome / Plastic Yellow Purple Gold Chrome 10SP Y2144 Malaysia Kroger Exclusive

Base code(s): F24

2 / 5 2014 Happy Halloween! Cars Pearl White Blue & Silver flames on sides, hood, & trunk Chrome / Plastic Tinted Light Grey Grey & Clear 10SP BDL59 Thailand Kroger Exclusive

Base code(s): G26

6 / 6 2015 Holiday Hot Rods Dark Green White & Gold flames on sides, hood & trunk Chrome Gold / Plastic Clear Red Gold 10SP CFV16 Malaysia Walmart Exclusive

Base code(s): H32



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