This 1975 Dune Daddy Hot Wheel by Mattel was produced in 1975. It was based on and copied the original car designed by Tom Daniel. Mr. Daniel’s concept car was named the ‘Sand Crab’.
Mattel also issued the Dune Daddy (6967) in 1973 and there was a similar casting of this car (6403 – Sand Crab) in 1970. Mattel produced the Dune Daddy in a variety of colors including: dark blue, fluorescent lime green, fluorescent pink, dark green, lemon yellow, light blue, light green, plum, red, yellow, light green, orange, dark blue, and blue. Some of the colors (light green, orange, dark blue and blue) came with tampos in different colors.
- The Dune Daddy picture above has the following manufactured features:
Green in color
Green, orange and blue flower tampos on hood
Redline (RSW) tires
Blue tinted windshield
Metal chassis and roll bar
Black plastic interior
Made in Hong Kong
Produced in 1975
Rear engine exhaust exposed
Small front wheels
Medium rear wheels
With most Hot Wheels, there have been many versions and variations manufactured over the years for the collector, allowing them to seek out their favorite version. When collecting – remember always try to buy mint in the package whenever you’re purchasing Hot Wheels or any other collectible item for that matter.