The Grand Prix racer designed by ‘Terrell’ was the original car model used by Mattel on which to design and ultimately produce the Lickety Six Hot Wheels.
This Hot Wheel was produced from 1978 until 1986. Interestingly, it was also manufactured in three different countries:
- Hong Kong (China)
You don’t often find Mattel Hot Wheels manufactured in France or Mexico during this time – you’re more likely to find those manufactured in Hong Kong.
- The Lickety Six pictured above was produced and manufactured in Hong Kong. It has the following features:
- Dark blue in color
- Red and white tampo
- Number six – “6” – and racing decals on front
- Six wheels (2) two on the rear, (4) four
- Basic Wheels (BW)
- Metal Chassis
- Chrome plastic interior
- Chrome plastic engine and fuel tanks
- Made in Hong Kong 1978
- Gulf decals on front of both fenders
This model and other variations of the Lickety-Six cars are becoming very hard to find in excellent condition because they were easily damaged, i.e, decals were easy to scrape off, the plastic engine and fuel tanks were susceptible to cracking and prying off. As such any one of these cars would be a good asset for your Hot Wheels collection .
Notice: Look for my post next week, I’ll be covering the Blue Book Collection “2002” that came with Bonus Car and two additional Hot Wheels.