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The Classic '32 Ford Vicky is one of four castings issued with the Classic name designation this year. Based on the 1932 Ford Victoria it was only produced at the USA factory and was in distribution for 3 years.

Being a USA production piece only the windshield is always clear plastic.

Most castings feature a smooth flat black painted roof and radiator grill, but two Spectraflame colors - Red and Lime Yellow are know with the textured glossy black roof paint instead. Another site reference lists known examples of Copper and Olive crinkle (textureed) painted black roof models just as rare.

An early production chassis variation is the open shock suspension at the front end of the base. All subsequent production models always have this area closed in. Two other chassis modifications are noted to have occured at the same time. An engine platform pad was added to the top of the base piece and a verticle pad was added to the fire wall. This addition creates a lip were the missing engine covers would have sat upon in the 1:1 At the bottom edge near the chassis this gives more of a rounded finish than the previous squared off look. Both of these changes are visisble from the top view of the casting. On the bottom of the chassis a raised lip can now be seen around the front rivet hole area.

Additional bottom chassis details are an oil pan, transmission, drive shaft, straight rear axle and the two exhausts exiting the rear of the car noted by Pablodragon below. (And still unexplained!) As he notes this model as most models from 1968 also have, on each side of the base casting piece are four exhaust pipes which protrude from under the back of the front fenders.

The engine is exposed and topped by a blower style intake and a 3 opening butterfly air intake.

Noted interiors were made in either (white)/cream, champagne or dark/(black) colors. Casting colors with known black interiors are - Aqua, Blue, Gold, Lime Yellow, Copper and Olive.

Most references differ in the actual number, but only (17) known Spectraflame paint colors as being used. They range from the most common colors of Aqua, Blue, Gold, Green, Red, and Lime Yellow. To the uncommon colors of - Copper, Olive, Orange, Rose, Antifreeze, and Brown. With Yellow, Light Blue, Magenta, Light Green, Red with a textured roof, and Lime Yellow with a textured roof as being very hard to find (HTF), and Hot Pink as the rarest. (Check up on purple listing from the NCHW site)

In relation to paint colors and the first open shock design castings one reference to paint rarity shows that Aqua and Blue are the most common, but still hard to find due to lower production numbers. Copper and olive open shock csatings even harder to find. And Green, Lime Yellow, Orange, Purple, Antifreeze, and Light Blue rarely found.

All models have medium sized Type 1 style Redline wheels all around.

Each casting was issued with a metal collector button with a copper colored car image on yellow background. The Hong Kong button cames in either a notched or smooth version and the USA only with a smooth tab.

A prototype casting done in copper over a chromed body with a small flamed fireball sticker on the door is known.

Reference is made at the Wiki Fandom site of a re-tooled version being done in 1994. Inclusion in 7 different premium series releases through 1999 are noted with a return to the main casting line up in 2001.

Another re-tooled version is noted for 2009 for inclusion in the Vintage series issued that year.

The last currently listed casting is from 2013 Juke Box Series.


Resource references -

http://hotwheels.wikia.com/wiki/Classic_'32_Ford_Vicky
http://www.onlineredlineguide.com/69/69_classic_32_ford_vicky/69_classic_32_ford_vicky.html
http://www.hwredlines.com/menu-grp-cars/1969/6250-32FordVicky/6250-US-cars.shtml
http://www.hwprotos.com/menu-grp-cars/1969/6250-32Vicky/6250x-US-FordVicky.shtml
http://www.nchwa.com/1969.html
The Elite Redline Guide (2010)
https://sites.google.com/site/redlinebuttons/Buttons/1969
 

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Unknown why this casting was designed with 4 sides pipes on each side, yet 2 modern big pipes coming out the back...:confused:
 

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So interestingly that additional exhaust detail doesnt seem to bother the folks at Mattel. Here is an example from 2011 that still carries the side and rear exhausts. You would think someone would have noticed that along the way! :freak:

2011 Hot Wheels #125 Classic '32 Ford Vicky by Milton Fox, on Flickr
 

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Your question about the extra exhaust pipes intriqued me and I went off in search of an answer. I found some more chassis changes, but not an answer as to why this casting still includes both exhaust pipe sets all the way back to 1968.

I have went ahead and made those updates and other edits to the original post. Thanks for the prompting. :thumbsup:
 
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