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Tail Dragger
Debut Series First Editions
Produced 1998 - Present
Designer Gary Saffer
Number 18846
Tail Dragger Prp


Description

The Tail Dragger is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted in the 1998 First Editions Series. It is based on a custom 1941 Ford Coupe with custom bodywork and side exhaust pipes.

The Tail Dragger is known for being very heavy due to its metal base. It is not recommended for use on Hot Wheels playsets as its weight and low ground clearance makes it difficult to climb steep slopes or go around loops.

Versions

The Tail Dragger 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

659 1998 First Editions
24/40
Metalflake Purple Blue and Light Purple, pinstripes, Blue "Hot Wheels" logo Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear White LW 18846 Malaysia Tail Dragger Prp
N/A 1999 12th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention Black w/ White Roof Yellow Flames on sides, Convention Logo on Hood Gold
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) Purple White-Wall DDRR 21423 Malaysia 20181229 135602
N/A 1999 12th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention Yellow Red Scallops on Front, Convention Logo on Hood Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black LW 20650 Malaysia Tail Dragger 1999 - 12th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention - Yellow
954 1999 Pinstripe Power
2/4
Black Gold and Pink, pinstripes, Pink "Hot Wheels" logo Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Tan LW 21302 Malaysia Tail Dragger Blk
N/A 1999 Cop Rods - Bakersfield Police White & Black Blue Flames and 'Bakersfield Police' and '27' on Roof Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) Black DDRR 23438 Malaysia Tail-dragger-cop-rods
1/3 1999 Holiday Series: Hot Wheels Holiday Past (Millennium Edition) Spectraflame Red Wreath on Hood, White & Gold Scallops on Fenders, Gold Snowflakes all Over Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Green Chrome Green, White-Wall DDRR 23387 China Ski's on Roof and Santa hanging out side window Tail Dragger 1999 - Holiday Series - Hot Wheels Holiday Past
N/A 1999 Lexmark Promotional Black Blue, Red & Yellow Stripe on Hood & Side and Lexmark Logos Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear White White 'Goodyear' TRR 23536 Malaysia 10,000 Produced Tail Dragger 1999 - Lexmark Promotional
N/A 1999 White's Guide Exclusive Blue Yellow Flames on Front and 'Whites Guide' Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear White DDRR 26152 Malaysia 12,500 Produced Ford 1941 coupe - Tail Dragger - White's Guide Exclusive 1999 Blue
N/A 1999 White's Guide Exclusive White Pink Scallops on Front and 'Whites Guide' Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black DDRR 26293 Malaysia 12,500 Produced R10
N/A 1999 Firebird Raceway Exclusive Metallic Red w/ White Roof Yellow Flames on Front and 'Flame Dragger' Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Blue) White DDRR 26225 Malaysia 15,000 Produced Image Not Available
N/A 1999 Jiffy Lube Promotional White Red Flames on Front Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Red White-Wall DDRR 23534 Malaysia 25,000 Produced Image Not Available
N/A 1999 Early Times Car Club: 30th Annual Mid Winter Rod Run Red Yellow Scallops on Front, 'Early Times' on Roof, 'Mid Winter Rod Run' on Trunk Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear White DDRR 22487 Malaysia Image Not Available
N/A 2000 Hot Wheels Puerto Rico White Red & Blue Flames all Over, 'Puerto Rico' on Side Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear White Gold LW 29381 Thailand Image Not Available
239
/
250
2000 Mainline Metallic Blue Blue and Silver hood and side deco Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Blue) Grey 3SP 29295 Thailand or Malaysia Tail Dragger blue metallic 2000
07
/
250
2000 Hot Rod Magazine
2/4
Pearl White Black & Orange flames Silver
/
Metal
Tinted (Orange) Purple LW Gold 26018 Malaysia Possible Variation: Unpainted Base Tail Dragger Wht
N/A 2000 Ames Cruise Night Set Pearl Orange Purple & Green Graphics. Black Grill. Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Green) White LW Gold 27795 Tail Dragger - 00 Ames Cruise Night Set
N/A 2000 Puerto Rico White Red & White Graphics, "Puerto Rico" Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear White LW Gold 29381 Tail Dragger - 00 Puerto Rico
2001 Fire Rods 2 Dark red and White Flaming, Black Strip and New Orleans Fire Dept. logo Flat Gold Metal Tinted (Yellow) Black Gold WLRR Thailand Taildragger.fire

N/A

2001 Fred Meyer Promotional Card White Grey, Black and Blue flames Black
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) Black LW 54901 Malaysia Kroger Exclusive Tail Dragger WhtBlk
78
/
240
2001 Monsters
2/4
Metalflake Blue Black, Yellow, Red and Gray tampos, "Zombie Attack" on roof Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Red) White LW 50116 Malaysia Grille and Sidepipes are part of base Tail Dragger Blu
1
/
12
2001 Pro Racing Dark Blue Hot Wheels "44" Deco Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Blue) White LW 29506 Thailand Tail Dragger - 01HWR 01
2
/
12
2001 Pro Racing Yellow & Black Caterpillar on sides, CAT on hood & trunk, '22' on sides & roof Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) White LW 29629 Thailand Tail Dragger - 01HWR 02
3
/
12
2001 Pro Racing Blue Square D logo on hood, 'Square D' on trunk, '55' on sides & roof, 'Cooper Lighting' on sides Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) Black LW 50395 Thailand Tail Dragger - 01HWR 03
4
/
12
2001 Pro Racing Yellow & Red White hood, Kellog's Cereal on sides & hood, '5' on sides & roof, Advance Auto Parts on trunk Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) White LW 50391 Thailand Tail Dragger - 01HWR 04
5
/
12
2001 Pro Racing White & Blue Red & White stripes, Pegasus logo on sides, Mobil 1 on hood, '12' on sides & roof, 'Speedpass' on trunk Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) Red LW 50392 Thailand Tail Dragger - 01HWR 05
6
/
12
2001 Pro Racing Light Blue Cheerios, STP logo on sides & hood, '43' on sides & roof, Betty Crocker logo on trunk Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Blue) White LW 29631 Thailand Tail dragger STP
7
/
12
2001 Pro Racing Red Silver & Black stripe, Sprint on sides, hood, & trunk, '45' on sides & roof, Sprint PCS on trunk Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) White LW 50276 Thailand Tail Dragger - 01HWR 07
8
/
12
2001 Pro Racing White Red stripe on sides, Valvoline on sides & hood, Valvoline logo on hood, '6' on sides & roof, 'Cummins' on trunk Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) White LW 50388 Thailand Tail Dragger - 01HWR 08
9
/
12
2001 Pro Racing White/Black Exide on sides & hood, '99' on sides & roof, 'CR Chicgao Rawhide' & 'SKF' on trunk Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) White LW 50389 Thailand Tail Dragger - 01HWR 09
10
/
12
2001 Pro Racing Dark Blue Oakwood Homes on sides & hood, '33' on sides & roof, Schult logo on trunk Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Blue) White LW 50393 Thailand Tail Dragger - 01HWR 10
11
/
12
2001 Pro Racing Black NationsRent logo on hood, '7' on sides & roof, 'Phillips Light Bulbs' on sides, Phillips Halogen on trunk Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear White LW 50394 Thailand Tail Dragger - 01HWR 11
12
/
12
2001 Pro Racing Yellow & Black Dewalt on sides & hood, '17' on sides & roof, 'Guaranteed Tough' on trunk Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) White LW 50390 Thailand Tail Dragger 2001 Pro Racing DeWalt 17
10
/
240
2002 Treasure Hunt
10/12
Metalflake Purple Black, White and Blue; TH logo on sides Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Blue) White CDDRR 54330 Malaysia Tail Dragger - 02TH
5pk 2003 T-Wrecks 5-Pack Black Red Flames, Beige Stegosaurus and Black Hot Wheels Logo on Side Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Red) Tan LW 57012 China Tail Dragger T-Wrecks 5-Pack 2003
5pk 2003 T-Wrecks 5-Pack Black Red Flames, Beige Stegosaurus and Black Hot Wheels Logo on Side Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Red) Tan 5SP 57012 China Image Not Available
N/A 2003 Pavement Pounders Red Yellow flames outlined in Black, Black "Hot Wheels" logo Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) Yellow LW 47033 Malaysia

Tail Dragger - 03 Pavement Pounders

N/A 2003 Halloween Highway Light Blue Fullmoona Leeza's drive-in decals Gold
/
Metal
Tinted (Yellow) Black Gold 5DOT 54320 Malaysia Tail Dragger - 03 Halloween Highway
3
/
4
2003 100% Preferred: Street Rodder Green Silver and Black Stripe on sides, Blue and Yellow pinstripe design on hood Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear White RRPrf Malaysia Released as '41 Ford Coupe Taildragger pref green
3
/
4
2003 100% Preferred: Street Rodder Metalflake Red Silver and Black Stripe on sides. Blue and Yellow pinstripe design on hood Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear White RRPrf Malaysia Released as '41 Ford Coupe. Taildragger pref red
100
/
187
2005 Red Lines
5/5
Pearl Purple Black "Hot Wheels" logo on right rear side Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) Black RL5SP G6827 Malaysia Taildragger.pink
100
/
187
2005 Red Lines
5/5
Pearl Plum Black "Hot Wheels" logo on right rear side Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) Black RL5SP G6827 China Tail Dragger.100 2005 base china
100
/
187
2005 Red Lines
5/5
Metalflake Turquoise Black "Hot Wheels" logo Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) Black 5SP G6827 Malaysia Kmart Collector's Day Exclusive Tail Dragger trq
N/A 2005 Far Out Collectibles Black Yellow, Black & Orange Flames all Over,  Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black DDRR H4326 China 5,000 Produced Hot-wheels-ford-tail-dragger-far-out-collectibles-vikingo45-6245-MLA96894741 7916-O
19
/
30
2007 Classics 3 Spectraflame Blue Blue and White tampo on hood Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black LW L0747 Thailand Chrome fenders Tail Dragger - Classics Blue
19
/
30
2007 Classics 3 Spectraflame Gold Brown and White tampo on hood Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black LW L0747 Thailand Chrome fenders Tail Dragger - Classics Gold
19
/
30
2007 Classics 3 Spectraflame Pink Pink and White tampo on hood Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black LW L0747 Thailand Chrome fenders Taildragger classics pink
19
/
30
2007 Classics 3 Spectraflame Green Green and White tampo on hood Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black LW L0747 Thailand Chrome fenders Taildragger
19
/
30
2007 Classics 3 Spectraflame Red Red and White tampo on hood Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black LW L0747 Thailand Chrome fenders Tail Dragger - Classics Red
19
/
30
2007 Holiday Rods
6/6
Gold White & Red flames Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Red) White Redline DDRR L0100 Thailand Santa hanging out drivers side window
Variation: White or Silver Headlights
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28
/
40
2008 Since '68: Top 40 White Yellow to Orange to Red flames Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Red) White Redline BW M1552 Thailand Base Code(s): Image Not Available
28
/
40
2008 Since '68 Top 40 Set Black Yellow to Orange to Red flames Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Red) White Redline BW N4608 Thailand Base Code(s): Tail Dragger - Since 68 Top 40 Set
157
/
190
2009 Modified Rides
1/10
Dark Blue White and Orange graphics, "Hot Wheels California Collector's Club" Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Blue) White LW P2477 Malaysia Base Code(s): Tail Dragger - 09 Modified Rides
157
/
190
2009 Modified Rides
1/10
Pink Pearl White and Purple graphics, "Hot Wheels California Collector's Club" Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Purple) Purple LW P2477 Malaysia Base Code(s): B50 Taildragger Magenta
34
/
39
2010 Hot Wheels Garage (Wayne's Garage) Flat Metalflake Dark Gray Red scallop design outlined in Black Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Red) Red White Wall CDDRR T0407 Malaysia Wal-Mart Exclusive
With or Without Initials on Base
Base Code(s):
Taildragger WG grey
34
/
39
2010 Hot Wheels Garage (Wayne's Garage) Metalflake White Black scallop design outlined in Green Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Green) Dark Gray White Wall CDDRR T0407 Malaysia Wal-Mart Exclusive
With or Without Initials on Base
Base Code(s):
Taildragger WG white
34
/
39
2010 Hot Wheels Garage (Wayne's Garage) Satin Metalflake Gold Gold scallop design outlined in Silver Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Brown) Black White Wall CDDRR T0407 Malaysia Wal-Mart Exclusive 
With or Without Initials on Base
Base Code(s):
TailDragger WG Gold
98
/
244
2011 Heat Fleet
8/10
Metalflake Green White, Gold & Light Green flames on sides & hood Chrome
/
Plastic
Tinted (Yellow) Gold LW T9805 Malaysia First time seen with a Plastic Base
Also Found in Mystery Models in Europe
Base Code(s): C48, D03, D05
2011HeatFleetTailDraggerGREEN
98
/
244
2011 Heat Fleet
8/10
Metalflake Purple Purple, Green and Lime Green flames Chrome
/
Plastic
Tinted (Green) Glow-in-the-dark Interior LW V0064 Malaysia Base Code(s): D23 2011PurpleTaildragger
98
/
244
2011 Heat Fleet
8/10
Dark Blue Blue, Orange and White flames Chrome
/
Plastic
Clear Gray Gold Chrome Rim, Black MC5 V5227 Malaysia Variation: Also Found with Black (Chrome Gold Rim) OH5 Tail Dragger (800x600)
5
/
32
2011 Cars of the Decades Metalflake Plum Beige roof, Detailed headlghts, Black and Gold tampos Chrome
/
Plastic
Clear White LW W3986 Malaysia Base Code(s): Decades12-TailDragger
2
/
6
2012 HWC.com Series 11 - Real Riders Spctraflame Dark Purple Light Purple Pinstripe on Rear Chrome
/
Metal
Clear Light Purple White-Line RRS X0540 China 4,000 Produced
Base Code(s):
HWC Series Eleven Real Riders Tail Dragger
7
/
32
2014 Road Trippin'
State Route 375
Orange Black Scallops and 'Alien Crossing Ahead' Chrome
/
Plastic
Tinted (Green) Gray Chrome Light Green 5SP BDK92 Malaysia Base Code(s): Tail-Dragger-bg
5
/
6
2016 Camouflage Metallic Blue Camouflage & Scallop Graphics Chrome
/
Plastic
Tinted (Green) Black Chrome Green 10SP DFL86 Malaysia Base Code(s): Tail Dragger Camo

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