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.
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.
I love the metalflake gold version with whitewalls from 1983 that I found on eBay.
And finally, another one from the Dealer, a red on red version with white walls from 1991.