This U.S. Army sponsored “Funny Car” was manufactured by Hot Wheelsin 1978 – but only in Hong Kong. This car is called a ‘Funny Car’ because of its racing style. One of the more sought after Hot Wheels out there “The Snake” was produced in four different colors:
The tampos on the sides were printed with “Don ‘Snake’ Prudhomme”. In addition, Army was also printed on the sides and hood . This Army “Funny Car” came with two different styles of tires. The front tires are basic wheels (bw); the rear tires – while also basic – are large basic wheels (blw).
Some other features you will find on the pictured car are listed below:
- Metal base
- Metal interior
- Lift up body
- Basic wheels front (bw)
- Rear wheels large basic (blw)
- White enamel paint
- Sides and hood tampo
- Made in Hong Kong
There were many versions of the “Funny Car” and having all of them would make a cool collection, if you are willing to take the time to look for them . . . and are able to find all the different variations.
If you need a good Hot Wheels reference guide, I recommend Tomart’s Price Guide.
PS – For those that collect and enjoy vintage cap guns, I’ve just uploaded a price guide for vintage toy guns – regular-sized, miniatures and a few others that did fit those two categories. You can check them out from this link – www.txantiquemall.com/toypriceguide.html – visit ‘Cap Guns – Regular’, ‘Cap Guns – Miniatures’ and ‘Cap Guns – Other’. Thanks!