1977 Chief’s Special and Maxi Taxi

I’ve had a Hot Wheels Police Cruiser since I was a kid and it was always one of my favorites. The Olds 442 first appeared in the Hot Wheels lineup in 1971, wearing Spectraflame paint, redline tires and a rear wing. The Police Cruiser was a similar casting, but without the wing and with a cherry on top. My Police Cruiser is a blackwall version from 1977. Not too long ago, I got on eBay and picked up the Chief’s Special, which is a fire chief version of the Olds 442. When the Chief’s special was first released in 1975, it had a blue dome light on top and redlines. This 1977 variation lost the dome and has blackwall tires.

img_1357 img_13581977 | 7665 | Chief’s Special | red with white & yellow trim | Hong Kong | blackwall

So, since I now had a Police Cruiser and a Chief’s Special, it was only right that I get back on eBay and find myself a Maxi Taxi, which is the taxi cab version of this model, introduced in 1976 with redlines. This blackwall version is from 1977.

img_3395 img_33961977 | 9184 | Maxi Taxi | yellow with red, white & black trim | Hong Kong | blackwalls

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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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2 Responses to 1977 Chief’s Special and Maxi Taxi

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