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  • WHY ?: Brass cars were made for use in Track & Accessory testing, Catalog Shots and Comercials which needed to be done well in advance of any prototypes or 1st shots being available.
  • WHY BRASS ?: Brass models looked almost exactly like a regular Hot Wheel car, weighed almost the same and rolled the same.
  • WHEN ?: Made after the 4x pattern but before any Tooling/Molds were made for the 1:1 cars.
  • HOW ?: Usually the Body, Chassis and sometimes an Engine were pantographed down from the 4x Pattern or Expoy shells. Then hollowed out to fit the interors, windows and other working mechanisims.
  • HOW LONG ?: Brass cars took over 200 man hours to make
  • WHAT WERE THE OTHER PARTS MADE OUT OF ?: K-resin was used for windows and usually Polypropylene for the interior.

1970 Model Brass Cars

6402 US Paddy Wagon
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6403 US Sand Crab
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6410 US Mongoose
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6414 US Mighty Maverick
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6419 US Peeping Bomb
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6422 US Swingin Wing
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6451 HK Ammbulance
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6452 HK Cement Mixer
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6455 US Heavyweight Cab/Chassis
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6456 US Mod Quad
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6457 US Whip Creamer
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6459 US Power Pad
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  • lots-o hours to make these
  • They craeted by pantographing down fromt the 4x models

1971 Model Brass Cars

6000 Noodle Head
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6001 HK What 4
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6003 HK Six Shooter
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6022 HK Side Kick
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6176 Short Order
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6179 HK Jet Threat
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6184 HK Ice "T"
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6188 HK Strip Teaser
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6194 US Heavyweight Racing Rig Trailer
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6461 HK Grass Hopper
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6467 Olds 442
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6471 HK Evil Weevil
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6472 HK Classic Cord
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1972 Model Brass Cars

6005 US Funny Money
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1973 Model Brass Cars

6978 HK Mercedes C-111
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19?? Demons Model Brass Cars

Turboa
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Double Demon
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Fangster
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Gargoyle
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19?? Crack-ups Model Brass Cars

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