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Olds 442
Debut Series Mainline
Produced 1971 Original Tool

2004 - Present Re-tool

Designer Larry Wood
Number 6467
Olds442


Description

The Olds 442 is a Hot Wheels casting designed by Larry Wood which debuted in the 1971 Hot Wheels range of vehicles, based on the 1970 Oldsmobile 442. It is undoubtedly the rarest overall casting of all cars from the Redline era (1968-1977). It is highly sought after and even cars in poor condition are somewhat valuable.

It was manufactured in 1971 and was produced at the Hong Kong factory. It features an opening hood which displays a detailed motor. The glass varies from being completely clear, to having a slight light blue tint. It was packaged with a decal sheet of white stripes with stars which was to be applied by the owner, it also came with either a metal or plastic 'Collectors Button'.

All production versions came with a white interior. Some Spectraflame Red cars have been found with a black interior and it is unknown whether they were a pre-production prototype or a very short run early in production. 

It was painted in a variety of Spectraflame colors. While all original Olds 442 are hard to find, no matter the color, Purple is the rarest and is the rarest of all Hot Wheels from the Redline Era (excluding prototypes).

In 1973, the Olds 442 was given a light dome in the roof and renamed the Police Cruiser. Similar versions with lights on the roof were released under the names Fire Chief, Maxi Taxi and Staff Car over the next few years.

The Olds 442 was re-tooled in 2004 for the HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 3 Real Riders.

Several castings have been made based on various Oldsmobile 442 models, please see the Olds 442 page to see them all.

Versions

The Olds 442 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Interior Color Window Color Wheel Type Cast# Origin Notes / Variations Photo
1971 Mainline Spectraflame Magenta White Stripes and Stars Unpainted
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Metal
White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Hard to Find Redline Olds 442 magenta
1971 Mainline Spectraflame Yellow White Stripes and Stars Unpainted
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Metal
White Clear or

Blue tint

RL 6467 Hong Kong Hard to Find Redline Olds 442 yellow
1971 Mainline Spectraflame Rose White Stripes and Stars Unpainted
/
Metal
White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Hard to Find Rose olds 442 2-0
1971 Mainline Spectraflame Green White Stripes and Stars Unpainted
/
Metal
White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Hard to Find Green olds 442
1971 Mainline Spectraflame Red White Stripes and Stars Unpainted
/
Metal
White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Hard to Find Olds442
1971 Mainline Spectraflame Apple Green White Stripes and Stars Unpainted
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Metal
White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Rare Apple green olds
1971 Mainline Spectraflame Light Blue White Stripes and Stars Unpainted
/
Metal
White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Rare Lt blue olds 442
1971 Mainline Spectraflame Blue White Stripes and Stars Unpainted
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Metal
White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Hard to Find Blue olds 442 2
1971 Mainline Spectraflame Hot Pink White Stripes and Stars Unpainted
/
Metal
White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Rare Pink olds 442
1971 Mainline Spectraflame Salmon White Stripes and Stars Unpainted
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Metal
White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Rare Salmon Olds 442
1971 Mainline Spectraflame Red White Stripes and Stars Unpainted
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Metal
Dark Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Very Rare Dark interior red Olds 442
1971 Mainline Spectraflame Purple White Stripes and Stars Unpainted
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Metal
White Clear RL 6467 Hong Kong Extremely Rare Purple olds

Re-Tooled Versions

The Olds 442 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
4
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2004 HWC.com 3: Real Riders Spectraflame Yellow White Stripes Chrome
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Metal
Clear Tan RLDDRR C6042 China 10,500 Produced 2004hwcrealridersolds442
- 2004 RLC Exclusive Spectraflame Red Light Red Flames Chrome
/
Metal
Clear Black RL G7187 China Image Not Available
- 2005 Toy Fair Spectraflame Light Blue Light Blue Flames Chrome
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Metal
Clear Black RL H7813 China Image Not Available
- 2005 RLC Membership Car Chrome Red Stripes Chrome
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Metal
Clear Black RL H2913 China 4,000 Produced 2005rlcolds442red
- 2005 RLC Membership Car Chrome Blue Stripes Chrome
/
Metal
Clear Black RL H2914 China 5,000 Produced 2005rlcolds442blue
- 2005 RLC Membership Car Chrome Black Stripes Chrome
/
Metal
Clear Black RL H2915 China 6,000 Produced 2005rlcolds442black
- 2005 RLC Membership Car Chrome White Stripes Chrome
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Metal
Clear Black RL H2916 China 7,000 Produced 2005rlcolds442white
- 2006 6th Annual Nationals Convention Spectraflame Gold Black Stripes, Convention Logo on roof Chrome
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Metal
Clear Black RR K3822 China 3,000 Produced Image Not Available
N/A 2009 Holiday Hot Rods Metalflake Silver Two Red Racing Stripes Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted Red Red-Rim, Black PR5 N8566 Thailand Hood does not open
Wal-Mart Exclusive.

Base Code(s):
Olds 442 - 09HHR
N/A 2009 Holiday Hot Rods Forest Green Two White Racing Stripes Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted Red Red-Rim, Black PR5 T2786 Thailand Hood does not open
Target Exclusive.

Base Code(s):
Olds 442 - 09HHR-Green
3
/
6
2009 HWC 8: Neo-Classics Spectraflame Red & Chrome Red, White & Black "El Segundo Security" Chrome
/
Metal
Blue Tint Black RL P2139 China Released in June 23
10,000 produced
Olds442 HWC2009
168
/
240
(USA)
2010 Hot Auctions
10/10
Metallic Yellow 2 Black 'Ram Air' Scoops Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted Black PR5 R7593 Malaysia Available in USA & International series
Base Code(s):
100 7471
168
/
240
(USA)
2010 Hot Auctions
10/10
Metallic Black 2 Orange 'Ram Air' Scoops Chrome
/
Plastic
Tinted Black PR5 R7593 Malaysia Kmart Collector's Day Exclusive
Base Code(s):
Olds442 Auction Black
166
/
214
(INT)
2010 Hot Auctions
10/10
Metallic Red 2 Yellow 'Ram Air' Scoops Chrome
/
Plastic
Clear Black PR5 R7593 Malaysia Available in USA & International series
Base Code(s): C49, C51, D03
Olds 442 red 2010
109
/
244
2011 Muscle Mania
9/10
Metallic Teal White & Silver stripes Chrome
/
Plastic
Blue tint White MC5 T9816 Malaysia Also may come w/2 car bands
Base code(s): D09, D17.
2011 Olds 442 015 white
109
/
244
2011 Muscle Mania
9/10
Metallic Teal White and Silver stripes Chrome
/
Plastic
Blue tint with Hot Wheels Windshield Banner White MC5 T9816 Malaysia Wal-Mart Exclusive
Base code(s):
Olds442 Muscle TealWM
109
/
244
2011 Muscle Mania
9/10
Metallic Red Yellow and Gold stripes Chrome
/
Plastic
Clear Black Gold Chrome-Rim, Black MC5 V0028 Malaysia Red spoiler
Wal-Mart Exclusive
Base code(s):
IMG 7226
- 2011 25th Annual Collectors Convention - RLC Party Spectraflame Pink White Stripes Chrome
/
Metal
Clear White RL V0525 China Base code(s): Image Not Available
145
/
247
2012 HW Performance
5/10
Pearl White Black & Red Hurst logo, Gold stripes Chrome
/
Plastic
Clear Gold Gold Chrome 5SP V5449 Malaysia Base Code(s): E13, E14, E16, E18 2012-HWP-Olds442-White
1
/
8
2013 Easter Pink '13' on door, White Stripes, Black roof Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Gold 5SP Y2084 Malaysia Base code(s): Image Not Available

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