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{{casting|name=Top Eliminator|series=[[1974 Hot Wheels]]|number=7630|years=1974|designer=[[Larry Wood]]|image=Topeliminator.jpg}}
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{{casting|name=Top Eliminator|series=[[1974 Hot Wheels]]|number=7630|years=1974-1977|designer=[[Larry Wood]]|image=Top_Elem_Dk_Blue_1976_RL.jpg}}
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=='''Description'''==
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'''Top Eliminator''' was released in 1974. It debuted the new Flying Colors theme tampo on its side. This casting is a reissue of the Snake casting, based on a Pyymouth 'Cuda Funny Car. Early versions have capped redline wheels, along with a base that has less detail and unreinforced. The base changed to a reinforced version with more details. Black plastic roll cage and the body prop is still gone.
   
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The blister pack for 1974 was changed to a white background with cars (Baja Breaker, Heavy Chevy & P-917) flying off the card. The Card itself was 7" x 4.5" and featured the Red Flying Colors Logo.
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=='''Versions'''==
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The '''Top Eliminator''' has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
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{|style="font-size: 85%; text-align: left;" class="wikitable sortable" width="100%"
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Year'''
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Series'''
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Color'''
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Tampo'''
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Base Color'''
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Window Color'''
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Interior Color'''
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Wheel Type'''
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Toy #'''
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Country'''
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Notes / Variations'''
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Photo'''
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|-
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|1974
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|[[1974 Hot Wheels|Flying Colors]]
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|Dk. Enamel Blue
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|Light Green, Orange, Yellow "FLYING COLORS"
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|Unpainted / Metal
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|none
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|Black
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|[[RL]]
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|7630
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|Hong Kong
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|Capped Rear wheels
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|[[File:Top Elem early 1974.JPG|75px]]
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|-
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|1974
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|[[1974 Hot Wheels|Flying Colors]]
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|Dk. Enamel Blue
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|Light Green, Orange, Yellow "FLYING COLORS"
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|Unpainted / Metal
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|none
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|Black
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|[[RL]]
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|7630
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|Hong Kong
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|
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|[[File:Top_Elem_Dk_Blue_1976_RL.jpg|75px]]
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|-
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|1977
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|[[List of 1977 Hot Wheels|Hot Wheels]]
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|Gold Chrome
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|Red, Purple, Blue "HEMI HAULER"
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|Unpainted / Metal
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|none
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|Black
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|[[RL]]
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|
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|Hong Kong
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|
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|[[File:Hemi_Hauler_Redline.jpg|75px]]
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|-
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|1977
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|[[List of 1977 Hot Wheels|Hot Wheels]]
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|Gold Chrome
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|Red, Purple, Blue "HEMI HAULER"
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|Unpainted / Metal
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|none
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|Black
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|[[BW]]
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|
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|Hong Kong
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|
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|[[File:Top_Elem_Gold_BW_1977.jpg|75px]]
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|-
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|1978
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|[[1978 Hot Wheels|Hot Wheels]]
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|Gold Chrome
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|Red, Purple, Blue "HEMI HAULER"
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|Unpainted / Metal
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|none
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|Black
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|[[BW]]
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|
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|Hong Kong
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|"AC" Logo rear fender
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|[[File:Top_Eliminator_GldL.JPG|75px]]
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|-
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|1982
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|[[1982 Hot Wheels|Hot Wheels]]
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|Enamel Red
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|Yellow, Black, White "Radical Racer& 301"
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|Unpainted / Metal
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|none
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|Tan
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|[[BW]]
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|
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|Malaysia
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|
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|[[File:Top_Elem_Red_BW_1982.jpg|75px]]
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|-
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|1983
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|International
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|Enamel Green
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|
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|Unpainted / Metal
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|none
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|Black
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|[[BW]]
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|
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|
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|France
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|[[File:Italiantopeliminator.jpg|75px]]
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|-
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|1983
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|International
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|Enamel Yellow
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|
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|Unpainted / Metal
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|none
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|Black
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|[[BW]]
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|
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|
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|France
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|[[File:Image Not Available.jpg|75px]]
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|-
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|1983
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|International
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|Enamel White
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|
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|Unpainted / Metal
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|none
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|Black
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|[[BW]]
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|
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|
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|France
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|[[File:Image Not Available.jpg|75px]]
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|-
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|1983
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|Speed Machines
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|Enamel Plum
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|
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|Unpainted / Metal
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|none
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|Black
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|[[BW]]
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|
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|
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|
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|[[File:Image Not Available.jpg|75px]]
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|}
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==Similar Castings or Names==
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*[[Snake]]
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*[[Snake II]]
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*[[Snake II (1973)]]
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Topeliminator.jpg
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Base Version Top Elem 1974-1975.JPG|Base Change from 1974 to ?? 74' or 75'
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Drag Race.JPG|Race?
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Top Elem early 1974.JPG|Early 1974 , notice capped rear wheels
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Top Elem Gold lt v Dk 1977.JPG|Light and Dark Gold
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</gallery>
 
[[Category:1974 Hot Wheels]]
 
[[Category:1974 Hot Wheels]]
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[[Category:1977 Hot Wheels]]
 
[[Category:Larry Wood Designs]]
 
[[Category:Larry Wood Designs]]
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[[Category:Racing Vehicles]]
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[[Category:Discontinued Vehicles]]
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[[Category:Vehicles with Movable Parts]]
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[[Category:Funny Cars]]
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[[Category:Plymouth Cars]]
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[[Category:Barracudas]]
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[[Category:1970s]]
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[[Category:Dragsters]]
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[[Category:Licensed Hot Wheels]]
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[[Category:1:64]]
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[[Category:Speed Machines]]
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[[Category:1983 Hot Wheels Speed Machines]]
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[[Category:1974 Flying Colors]]
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[[Category:Flying Colors]]
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[[Category:1977 Flying Colors]]

Latest revision as of 10:15, August 3, 2020

Top Eliminator
Debut Series 1974 Hot Wheels
Produced 1974-1977
Designer Larry Wood
Number 7630
Top Elem Dk Blue 1976 RL

DescriptionEdit

Top Eliminator was released in 1974. It debuted the new Flying Colors theme tampo on its side. This casting is a reissue of the Snake casting, based on a Pyymouth 'Cuda Funny Car. Early versions have capped redline wheels, along with a base that has less detail and unreinforced. The base changed to a reinforced version with more details. Black plastic roll cage and the body prop is still gone.

The blister pack for 1974 was changed to a white background with cars (Baja Breaker, Heavy Chevy & P-917) flying off the card. The Card itself was 7" x 4.5" and featured the Red Flying Colors Logo.

VersionsEdit

The Top Eliminator has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1974 Flying Colors Dk. Enamel Blue Light Green, Orange, Yellow "FLYING COLORS" Unpainted / Metal none Black RL 7630 Hong Kong Capped Rear wheels Top Elem early 1974
1974 Flying Colors Dk. Enamel Blue Light Green, Orange, Yellow "FLYING COLORS" Unpainted / Metal none Black RL 7630 Hong Kong Top Elem Dk Blue 1976 RL
1977 Hot Wheels Gold Chrome Red, Purple, Blue "HEMI HAULER" Unpainted / Metal none Black RL Hong Kong Hemi Hauler Redline
1977 Hot Wheels Gold Chrome Red, Purple, Blue "HEMI HAULER" Unpainted / Metal none Black BW Hong Kong Top Elem Gold BW 1977
1978 Hot Wheels Gold Chrome Red, Purple, Blue "HEMI HAULER" Unpainted / Metal none Black BW Hong Kong "AC" Logo rear fender Top Eliminator GldL
1982 Hot Wheels Enamel Red Yellow, Black, White "Radical Racer& 301" Unpainted / Metal none Tan BW Malaysia Top Elem Red BW 1982
1983 International Enamel Green Unpainted / Metal none Black BW France Italiantopeliminator
1983 International Enamel Yellow Unpainted / Metal none Black BW France Image Not Available
1983 International Enamel White Unpainted / Metal none Black BW France Image Not Available
1983 Speed Machines Enamel Plum Unpainted / Metal none Black BW Image Not Available

Similar Castings or NamesEdit

GalleryEdit

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