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


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

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
Racing Team Yellow Black, Red and White "Racing Team" #1 Hot Wheels logo tampos Black / Plastic Clear Brown BW Deliveryvanscenemachines
Rescue Squad Red w/Red Plastic Top no tampo Chrome Plastic Clear Chrome BW 2855 RescueSquad


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
Spider Man 1981 Chrome Black and Red "Silver Surfer" Blue / Plastic Blue tint Red 3300 Silver Surfer Silver-surfer-inside-story

Hot Wheels by Year

Yearly Lists of Basic Line and Other collections
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Flying ColorsSuper Chromes (original)Collector Numbers 1 - 1121The Hot OnesReal RidersSpeed MachinesClassics (original)Ultra Hots (original)100%Pro RacingHot Wheels RacingHall of FameAuto AffinityClassicsFlying CustomsSuper Chromes (reboot)GarageDragstrip DemonsSpeed Machines (reboot)DeliveryVintage RacingNostalgic BrandsBoulevardUltra Hots (reboot)Cool ClassicsHeritageRetro Style
EntertainmentPop CultureCar CultureCar Culture: Team TransportBoulevard (reboot)
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