Debut Series 1982 Hot Wheels
Produced 1982-1986
Designer Larry Wood
Number 5181
Taxi 82.JPG


This casting is a replica of a 1979-1981 Chevrolet Malibu sedan, done-up as a taxi. This casting was repurposed from the Police Chief Car from the Scorchers lineup.


The Taxi 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
5181 1982 1982 Hot Wheels Yellow Black, White, and Red checkers, "USA TAXI SERVICE," and "Radio Dispatched" tampos Unpainted / Metal Smoke tint None GHO 5181 Malaysia Taxi 82.JPG
1986 1986 Hot Wheels Yellow Red checkers and "USA TAXI SERVICE" tampos Unpainted / Metal Yellow tint None GHO 5181 France International line only
Hot wheels taxi France.jpg


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