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This article is a list of Hot Wheels released in 1981.

New Castings

Car Name Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Notes Photo
'37 Bugatti Black Red on sides Unpainted / Metal Clear Chrome BW 1696 Red Tampos on sides only, Chrome headlights and grille 37 Bugatti Blkbw.JPG
Airport Rescue Workhorses Yellow Red and Black "AIRPORT RESCUE FIRE DEPT." Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black BW 1699 Airport Rescue-1982 Malaysia.jpg
Bronco 4-Wheeler Black Yellow, Red and Orange stripes "FORD BRONCO" on hood Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Chrome BW 1690 Bronco 4-Wheeler BlkBluTntLft.JPG
Cannonade Yellow Purple, Red, Orange "3" Black / Plastic Clear Chrome BW 1691 Cannonade Red YelBW.JPG
Chevy Citation White Red stripe Unpainted / Metal Clear Red BW 1693 Chevy Citation WhtBW1.JPG
Dixie Challenger Orange Red, White and Blue stripes on roof and hood Chrome / Plastic Blue tint Chrome BW 3364 Dixie Challenger Flag.JPG
Minitrek Tan Orange and Yellow stripes Brown / Metal Grey tint Red BW 1697 Base color showed at bottom of sides and bumpers Minitrek - 3195df.jpg
Mirada Stocker Red Black, Yellow and White, racing decals, "10" Unpainted / Metal Clear Tan BW 1700 Mirada Stocker - 6363cf.jpg
Old Number 5 Red Yellow and Black pinstripes on hood Red / Metal No Windows Tan BW 1695 louvers on hood Old Number 5 - 3193ef.jpg
Omni 024 Grey Orange, Black, stripes, "024 Omni" Black / Metal Blue tint Red BW 1692 Omni 024.JPG
Peterbilt Tank Truck Workhorses Orange "California Construction Company" on tank Unpainted / Metal Smoke Black BW 1689 Unpainted Metal tank Peterbilt Tank Truck FE - 7609cf.jpg
Turismo Red Yellow, White and Black stripes "10" on sides unpainted metal Blue tint Tan Interior & Rear Deck BW 1694 Turismo Tan.JPG


Car Name Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Notes Photo
Auburn 852 Yellow No tampos Unpainted / Metal Clear Dark Brown BW 2505 Malaysia Auburn 852 YelBW.JPG

Scene Machines

Car Name Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Notes Photo
Circus Cats White Black and Orange tiger, Black and Yellow "RINGLING BROS AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS" Unpainted / Metal Clear Black BW 3303 picture of two tigers can be seen Baja Breaker WhtCrcs.JPG
Racing Team Yellow Black, Red and White "Racing Team" #1 Hot Wheels logo tampos Black / Plastic Clear Brown BW Deliveryvanscenemachines.JPG
Rescue Squad Red w/Red Plastic Top no tampo Chrome Plastic Clear Chrome BW 2855 RescueSquad.JPG


Original Casting Year Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Toy # Series Rename Photo
Iron Man 1981 White Black, Red and Yellow, "Iron Man" on sides Unpainted / Metal Grey tint Tan 3301 Iron Man Iron Man Tan.JPG
Spider Man 1981 Chrome Black and Red "Silver Surfer" Blue / Plastic Blue tint Red 3300 Silver Surfer Silver-surfer-inside-story.jpg

Hot Wheels by Year

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