Hot Wheels 1931 Doozie – Final Run

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Hot Wheels 1931 Doozie – Final Run

I consider the lifespan of the Hot Wheels 1931 Doozie (also known as Duesenberg Model J) casting to be pretty decent. Originally this casting was released in 1977. It was painted orange, featured red line wheels, and was part of the Flying Colors series. This release was the only version of the 1931 Doozie to feature red lines. The majority of following releases rolled on BWs (black walls) and WWs (white walls). As a highlight, the 1931 Doozie was featured as part of the first Treasure Hunt series in 1995. In antique stores, I always seem to come across one version of this casting or another. The Toy Peddler has some up for sale right now – Hot Wheels 1931 Doozie.

Let’s fast forward 26 years. In 2003, Hot Wheels decided that the 1931 Doozie had run its course. The casting was released one final time, featured as #8 of the Final Run series.

The tool has been destroyed. Here are the final images of the Hot Wheels 1931 Doozie. (1977-2003)

hot wheels 1931 doozie - Front Quarter
Front Low Angle
hot wheels 1931 doozie - Side Profile
Side Profile
1931 Duesenberg Model J - Rear Birdseye
Rear Birdseye View
1931 Duesenberg Model J - Front Birdseye
Front Birdseye View
1931 Duesenberg Model J - Rear
Rear View
1931 Duesenberg Model J - Front Quarter
Front Quarter View
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  • Marco

    When I read this I became very sad:

    “The tool has been destroyed. Here are the final images of the Hot Wheels 1931 Doozie. (1977-2003)”

    What the heck do they have in mind to destroy such an awesome casting?
    These real car like castings are nice, I am always wondering if they ever come with models like this back, and I read such bad news. The 1999 version is the best one for me since the “LW” wheels fit very well on the model. It would be a “quality replacement” to an 30’s 2 doors Packard like from an “Made in China” set that I had till few years ago.

  • HaarFager

    Mabye they could see the mold was worn out and about to break anyway, so they let it go out in a blaze of glory by hyping it as “destroying” the tool?

    HaarFager/Kenny