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Packin' Pacer
Debut Series Flying Colors
Produced 1978 - Present
Designer Larry Wood, Bob Rosas
Number 2015
Packin pacer yellow

Description

The Packin' Pacer is a Hot Wheels casting which was designed as a collaboration between Bob Rosas and Larry Wood and debuted in the 1978 Flying Colors. It is based on the AMC Pacer, except this version is modified with an enormous V8 engine in the rear with its exhaust pipes exiting through the rear window. It saw a few versions released domestically, and a couple of hard-to-find versions internationally including Mexico, India (Leo), Italy (Mebetoys) and Japan (Red Box 11A).

Its regular production was discontinued in 1983, but the international versions may have been produced for several years after. The Packin' Pacer was re-tooled for the 2011 Hot Ones Series and has seen several versions since.

Original Versions

The Packin' Pacer has come out 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
N/A 1978 1978 Flying Colors Yellow Red, Purple & Blue Graphics with 'PACKIN' PACER' on Roof Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Yellow) Chrome BW 2015 Hong Kong Packin pacer yellow
N/A 1980 1980 Hot Wheels Orange Red, Purple & Blue Graphics with 'PACKIN' PACER' on Roof Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Yellow) Chrome BW 2015 Hong Kong Packin pacer bw
N/A 1981 The Hot Ones Orange Red, Purple & Blue Graphics with 'PACKIN' PACER' on Roof Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Yellow) Chrome GHO 2015 Hong Kong Packin pacer gw orange
N/A 1982 The Hot Ones White Purple, Red & Yellow Arrow on top with '427' on Hood Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Yellow) Chrome GHO 2015 Hong Kong Packin pacer white
N/A 1983 Speed Machines Light Blue None Gray / Plastic Tinted (Yellow) Yellow BW 2015 Hong Kong Packin pacer speed machines
N/A 1983 Mexico Release Pale Yellow Purple, Red & Yellow Arrow on top with '427' on Hood Unpainted / Metal Clear Chrome BW 2015 Mexico Image Not Available
N/A 1988 India Release (Leo) Dark Red None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Yellow) Chrome BW 2015 India Variation: Enamel or Metallic Paint Image Not Available

Re-Tooled Versions

The Packin' Pacer has come out 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
N/A 2011 The Hot Ones White Yellow, Orange, Red, and Purple stripes across top Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Yellow) Chrome GHO W1551 Thailand 74-amc-pacer-white-hw (2)
N/A 2011 The Hot Ones White Yellow, Orange, Red, and Purple stripes across top Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Yellow) Chrome GHO w/ White 'THE HOT ONES' W1551 Thailand Chase Image Not Available
N/A 2012 Hot Wheels Boulevard - Underdogs Matte Black Red and Beige scallops, "77" Unpainted / Metal Clear Chrome MD W4599 Malaysia IMG 3055c 1000
N/A 2013 Pop Culture - General Mills Metalflake Red Totino's deco on sides & hood Unpainted / Metal Clear Chrome White-Wall SRR X8317 Thailand Base code(s): F10
Named '77 Packin Pacer
HW-General Mills-'77 Packin' Pacer-Totino's

Notes

  • The original yellow 1978 version could be found in the following packaging: 1978 'Flying Colors' Card, 1978 'Drag Strippers' Card, 1979 'Flying Colors' Card, Italian Mebetoy's Box, Japan Red Box #11A.

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