Casting : Boss Hoss



Years of Production:

1971-1972


Country of Origin:

Hong Kong Only


Casting Variations:

None Known


Interior Colors:

Dark and white interiors with blue glass


Paint Colors and Variations:


Normal Production

Color
HK
Chrome Club Car
Common
Aqua
Common
Blue Common
Green Common
Orange
Common
Copper Uncommon
Red
Common
Rose
Uncommon
Purple
Uncommon

Black Roof

Color
Rarity
Aqua
Common
Olive Common
Green Common
Red
Common
Copper Uncommon
Brown
Uncommon
Purple
Killer

Over Chrome

Color
Rarity
Aqua
Common
Green Common
Rose
Hard to Find
Hot Pink
Impossible

Comments:

The Boss Hoss first came out in 1970 as a special mail-in offer associated with the first Hot Wheels Collector's Club; The Boss Hoss Silver Special.
When the offer became an overwhelming success, Mattel began shipping chromed versions of the Heavy Chevy and King Cuda, as well as the Boss Hoss.

The next year, the Boss Hoss was on the pegs in a variety of colors. Two particular variations are very popular
with collectors: the "black roof" version and the "overchrome" versions.

The "overchrome" versions are excess club cars that were recycled into the production line.
The chromed car was painted and packaged like any other Boss Hoss but they tend to be very shiny and still have a chromed base.
Overchromes draw a premium from collectors due to their rarity and bling bling qualities.

The "Black Roof" variation is just that, the rook was painted flat black to simulate vinyl roofing which was oddly popular in the day.
The black roof cars draw a premium price with collectors due to lower production.



Club Car available through a mail-in offer.





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