Ferrari 512S (1973)
 


 The second Ferrari to be immortalized in 1:64 scale by Mattel during the redline era was the 512 S Speciale, a show car first unveiled at the Turin Salon in late 1969.



Mattel's Ferrari 512S was first issued in 1972 in seven spectraflame colors.  Re-released in 1973 as one of the Shell promotional cars, the paint colors were changed to seven different enamel hues.  Young collectors originally could pick up a brightly colored 512S when their moms or dads filled up with 8 gallons or more!  The cars were packaged in a plastic baggie with a small header card.



A 1973 Shell promo Ferrari 512S in enamel red.

The 1973 version of the Ferrari 512S is identical to the '72 release with the exception that all wheels were the new non-removable open hub type, and the '73 issue lacked the flat black rear louver paint.


Color chart

HK COLORS:
COMMENTS:
dark blue uncommon
red uncommon
light blue
uncommon
fluorescent green
hard to find
fluorescent pink
very hard to find
lemon yellow
very hard to find
fluorescent lime green
very hard to find



A complete collection of the '73 Shell promo enamel Ferrari 512S.


Photo & info credits: Rick Wilson





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