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Thank you 72challenger for selling me this, this thing is awesome.It has little faintly visible side marker lights which are rectangular plus the hood with no trim on it tells me this is a 69 Barracuda. later I will post pics comparing it to the hot wheels custom barracuda


 

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Glad to see it made it safe! I like how the Playart designers thought to include "Formula S" on the base. Glad this one went to such a good home as well!

P.S. As for the year released, this is what member SMS88 wrote on the subject:

"I have seen no evidence yet that any Playart were made before 1970, indeed with the Woolworths Husky exclusive running to at least the end of 1969 as well as the first wave initial range of 12 Playarts released chosen containing the Carrera 910(Rockets release copied was late 1969),Mangusta,Muira and Camaro SS which were huge new sellers for Corgi 1969 with the Cuda being a 1968 Hotwheels release. The timeline of 12 months to tool up and ship the first 12 models to all North American Woolworths makes my best guesstimate as spring 1970 for 7100-7111 with 7112-7123 during 1971-early 1972 ,7124-7135 mid 1972-early 1973, 7136-7147 mid 1973-early 1974 with box art available to prove the range grew at a rate of 12 per year with the first hot foiled one peice wheels dated to early 1975 at the latest, summer 1974 an earliest date guesstimate.Playart werent trying to make the newest cars on the street, they were tyring to pick famous models kids would recognize and keep wanting over a period of 5+ years life of tooling and rainbow of colours ......"
 
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