1979 Auburn 852

Another first casting from 1979, the Auburn 852 is a Larry Wood designed Hot Wheels that was subsequently released in a multitude of colors and decorations up until 2003. The trick with this car is finding one with an intact plastic windshield, like the red and brown blackwall model shown here that I picked up on eBay.

img_0315img_03161979 | 2505 | Auburn 852 | red with dark brown plastic fenders | Hong Kong | blackwalls

I have a few other variations – all missing their windshields – including this yellow and brown blackwall model from 1981 that I got from the Dealer.

img_0511img_05121981 | 2505 | Auburn 852 | yellow with brown plastic fenders | Hong Kong | blackwalls

I love the metalflake gold version with whitewalls from 1983 that I found on eBay.

img_8468img_84691983 | 2505 | Auburn 852 | metalflake gold with brown plastic fenders | Malaysia | white walls

And finally, another one from the Dealer, a red on red version with white walls from 1991.

img_0513 img_05141991 | 2527 | Auburn 852 | red with red plastic fenders | Malaysia | white walls

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About marcboz

Marc Bosworth is an artist who teaches printmaking and works as an art director. He lives in a 100-year-old bungalow in Wichita with his lovely wife and their young ninja son.
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