Double Header

The Double Header, designed by Larry Wood, is one of three castings in the 1973 product line
which were never used again, the other two being the Sweet 16 and the Superfine Turbine.
Since it was produced for only one year, it is one of the hardest to find castings.

The Double Header

The Double Header is characterized by the two prominent twin jet engine on the sides and the big spoiler in the rear.

Paint Colors

The Double Header has been found in nine different colors.

All nine known colors

However, many of the colors show a wide variance in shading.
Some Double Headers have the white undercoating, common to many 1973 enamels.

Shades of dark blue

Approximate Color Distribution of Double Headers

Color Percentage Comments
Dark Blue 20% Most Common, shading and both wheel types
Red 20% Common, shading and both wheel types
Light Blue 20% Common, multiple shades, both wheel types
Dark Yellow 10% Less common, no capped wheels
Dark Green 10% Several shades, no capped wheels
Lemon Yellow 5% Uncommon, no capped wheels
Orange 5% Rare in good condition, no capped wheels
Plum 5% Very HTF, May have only come in baggie, no capped wheels
Light Green <5% Rarest Color, May have only come in baggie, no capped wheels

Note: Foam green is reported to exist but has not been confirmed.


Dark blue and red have been found in blister pack. Any Double Header in blisterpack is quite rare.

Double Headers are also found in the baggie two packs with the header card.
These are also quite rare and usually contain the harder colors.

Interior Colors and Wheel Variations

All Double Headers have black interiors.
The rear wheels come in two variations, capped and through hole style.
The capped wheels are found on only a few colors.

Capped Wheels in back

Through Hole wheels in back

Casting Variations

There are no known casting variations among Double Headers, which is likely a consequence of the brief span of production.
All bases are labeled with Hong Kong as the country of origin.

Base of a Double Header


No preproduction Double Headers are known at this time.