Tricar X8
Debut Series 1980 Hot Wheels
Produced 1980 - 1989
Designer Larry Wood
Number 1130
Tricar X8 wht.JPG



Description

The Tricar X8 is a Hot Wheels Original Model designed by Larry Wood. It is one of the few three-wheeled models. With its sleek and pointy body it is capable of reaching high speeds. The wing on the back provides stability when going top speed.

The nose of the vehicle, the interior, the wing and the turbine exhaust are made of a rubbery plastic. This model is also one of the few models that uses the Micro Caster (MC1) wheel.

This model looks very similar in appearance to Evel Knievel's Sky Cycle.

Versions

The Tricar X8 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1980 Mainline White  Red and Blue on top and fenders White Yellow tint Blue BW 1130

Hong Kong\ 1982 same but w/Malaysia

Blue Wing and Nose Tricar X8 wht.JPG
1983 Mainline Red  Yellow, White flames on top and fenders Red Yellow tint Blue BW 1130 Malaysia Blue Wing and Nose, Transition piece Tricar X8 Redblu.JPG
- 1983 Mainline Red  White, Yellow & Black flames on top Red Clear White BW / MC1 1130 Malaysia White wing and Nose Tricar X8 redwht.JPG
1985 Kellogg's Cereal Promotion, McDonald's give away Red Blue, and White on top and fenders Red Clear BW Malaysia White wing and Nose Tricar x801.JPG
1986 Mainline Silver Purple, Orange, Yellow "X8" on top Magenta Clear Magenta BW 2025 Malaysia Magenta wing and Nose Tricar X8 Slv.JPG
1986 Mainline Silver Purple, orange. yellow X8 Magenta Clear Magenta BW 2025 Hong Kong Magenta wing and nose TricarX8 silver.jpg
1988 Mainline Yellow Purple, Red, White on top and fenders Red Black tint Red BW 5112 Malaysia Red wing and Nose Tricar X8 Yel.JPG
1988 Mainline Yellow Purple, Red, White on top and fenders Yellow Black tint Red BW 5112 Malaysia Red wing and nose Yellow base tri car.jpg
1989 Ralston Cereal promo (unreleased) Light Blue with Black, Yellow, White on top and fenders Red Black tint Red BW Malaysia Red wing and Nose
Deemed unsafe for children due to pointy portions, later sold in baggies only
Tricar X8 blu.JPG

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