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Swingin' Wing
Debut Series 1970 Hot Wheels
Produced 1970 - 1980
Designer Ira Gilford
Number 6422
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Description

The Swingin' Wing was a car which debuted in the 1970 Hot Wheels range of vehicles. It features two seating compartments under glass canopies and a metal pull-out engine in the rear. Mimicking real-life racing cars of the time with enormous rear wings like the Chaparral 2G, the Swingin' Wing featured a large plastic rear wing which could be moved and fixed into a steeper angled position to provide more down-force. It was manufactured in both Hong Kong and the USA. Hong Kong versions have blue tinted glass and a dark brown interior while USA produced cars have clear glass and a white interior. It came packaged with a metal 'collectors button'.

1973 saw the Swingin' Wing released as a Shell Promo, a giveaway promotional car handed out to customers at Shell service stations. As with other 1973 cars, it lost its Spectraflame paint which was replaced with enamel paint. To save on cost, the pull-out engine was removed and the exhaust pipes were moved to the base. Although its namesake rear wing was also removed, being replaced by louvers on the top of the body, the Swingin' Wing name still stuck.

In 1980 it was released for a final time as part of the Wisconsin Toy Company series. The series of cars (Swingin' Wing, Warpath, VolkswagenDune Daddy) were originally slated for a soap promotion for Proctor & Gamble from 1975, but the deal fell through and the cars, which were already produced, sat in a Mattel warehouse until the Wisconsin Toy Co. bought them. This explains why they had Redline wheels, even after they were discontinued in 1977. They were sold inexpensively in a plastic baggie with a cardboard header. This release of the Swingin' Wing uses the same casting as the 1973 version except now it has a black plastic base.

The Swingin' Wing hasn't been seen since.

USA Versions

The Swingin' Wing has come out in the following versions:

Year Series Color Stickers Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue None Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6422 USA SwinginWingUSABlue.png
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua None Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6422 USA SwinginWingUSAAqua.png
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green None Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6422 USA Image Not Available.jpg
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light 'Apple' Green None Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6422 USA Image Not Available.jpg
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6422 USA SwinginWingUSAYellow.png
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red None Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6422 USA Image Not Available.jpg
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Pink None Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6422 USA Swinginwing.jpg
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Salmon None Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6422 USA Image Not Available.jpg
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Rose None Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6422 USA SwinginWingUSARose.png
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta None Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6422 USA Image Not Available.jpg
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple None Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6422 USA Image Not Available.jpg

Hong Kong Versions

The Swingin' Wing has come out in the following versions:

Year Series Color Stickers Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Dark Brown RL 6422 Hong Kong Image Not Available.jpg
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Dark Brown RL 6422 Hong Kong
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1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Dark Brown RL 6422 Hong Kong
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1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light 'Apple' Green None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Dark Brown RL 6422 Hong Kong
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1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Dark Brown RL 6422 Hong Kong Image Not Available.jpg
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Dark Brown RL 6422 Hong Kong Image Not Available.jpg
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Dark Brown RL 6422 Hong Kong
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1973 Shell Promo Versions

The Swingin' Wing has come out in the following versions:

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Dark Blue None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL shell09 Hong Kong Image Not Available.jpg
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Light Blue None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL shell09 Hong Kong Swingin Wing LtBlu73.JPG
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Light 'Lemon' Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL shell09 Hong Kong Image Not Available.jpg
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Red None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL shell09 Hong Kong Image Not Available.jpg
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Flourescent Pink None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL shell09 Hong Kong Image Not Available.jpg

1980 Versions

The Swingin' Wing has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1980 Wisconsin Toy Company Yellow Enamel Red and Purple design Black / Plastic Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6422 Hong Kong Swingin Wing L.JPG

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