1979 Fire Chaser and Variations

When it was originally released in 1978 in white with black and yellow tampos, this Larry Wood-designed casting was called Highway Patrol. In 1979, Fire Chaser was a variation of the same casting in red with yellow, black and white tampos. This one came from the Dealer.

img_7087 img_70881979 | 2639 | Fire Chaser | red with yellow & black trim | Hong Kong | blackwalls

This black version with white and yellow tampos is the Sheriff Patrol from 1982 and comes from the collection of Big A.

img_1848 img_18491982 | 2019 | Sheriff Patrol | black w/black, white & yellow trim | Malaysia | blackwalls

Another variation of the Sheriff Patrol from 1985 wears metallic blue paint. This one I picked up on eBay.

img_8489 img_84901985 | 9526 | Sheriff Patrol | metallic blue w/blk, wht, yellow trim, white rear doors, black interior | Malaysia | blackwalls

Yet another variation – also from the Dealer – is this tan color-changing model from 1988 that is both a police car and a taxi cab.

img_1852 img_18531988 | 7285 | Sheriff Patrol (Automagic) | light purple (light tan) with Police Taxi trim | Malaysia | blackwalls

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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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