This article is a list of Hot Wheels released in 1978. All of the vehicles came with Black Walls BW, and were made in Hong Kong.

1978 New Releases

Car Name Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Toy # Notes Photo
'57 T-Bird 1978 Flying Colors White Red, Blue and Black "Thunderbird" Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Blue tint 2013 w/Porthole '57T-Bird wh 78
A-OK Flying Colors Light Green Olive fenders, Early Times Delivery logo Unpainted / Metal Brown tint Olive 2016 A ok green hk
Army Funny Car Flying Colors Drag Strippers White Red, Blue, Black, "ARMY" Unpainted / Metal no window Unpainted / Metal 2023 Army funny car open
Baja Breaker Grey Red, Blue, Yellow, "BAJA BREAKER" Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black 2022 separate plastic opening hood Baja Breaker Gry
Highway Patrol Flying Colors White 12, C.B. CH17, Highway Patrol on side, no #12 on roof Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black 2019 Highway patrol 1
Hot Bird 1978 Flying Colors Black Yellow Firebird on hood, Yellow and Red stripes on roof Unpainted Metal Blue tint Tan 2014 Prototype has White instead of Yellow tampo Hot bird 01
Jaguar XJS 1978 Flying Colors Gray "XJS" and Yellow jaguar cat Unpainted / Metal Blue tinted Black 2012 Jag gray
Lickety Six 1978 Flying Colors / Speedway Specials Dark Blue metal none Chrome 2017 Lickety six thumb
Packin' Pacer 1978 Flying Colors Yellow Red, Purple, Blue graphics Unpainted / Metal Yellow tint Chrome 2015 Packin pacer yellow
Race Bait 308 1978 Flying Colors Red 308 on hood Black Painted / Metal Blue Black 2021 308 red
Science Friction Flying Colors Classy Customs White "Space Cop" metal Chrome unseen 2018 Science friction bw
Stagefright 1978 Flying Colors Brown Unpainted/ Metal none Black 2020 Stagefright loose

1978 Reissues

Car Name Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Toy # Notes Photo
'56 Hi-Tail Hauler 1978 Flying Colors Orange Yellow and Blue flames on hood Chrome / Plastic Blue tint Black 9647 '56 Hi-Tail Hauler OrgBW

Rescue Team

Name Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Toy # Notes Photo
Chief's Special Red Yellow & White 'Fire Dept' on sides Chrome / Plastic Tinted (Blue) Black 7665 Chief's Special BWL
Emergency Squad Red Yellow & White '51' & 'Emergency Squad' on sides Chrome / Plastic Tinted (Black) Blue 7650 Emergency Squad 1977 - 0123df
Paramedic Yellow Red & Yellow 'Paramedic' & 'Ambulance' on sides Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Black) Grey 7661 Supervan YelBWR
Fire-Eater Red Insignia & '51' sides Chrome / Plastic Tinted (Blue) Blue 9640 Fire Eater RedBW

Hot Wheels by Year

Yearly Lists of Basic Line and Other collections
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