1996

This is the first year Mattel began re-issuing basic cars from China. Most were from the late 1980s and early 1990s with new colors and tampos. Vehicles made from old Corgi tools also appeared. Other introductions were the Volkswagen Drag Bus, 1970 Dodge Daytona Charger, and Radio Flyer Wagon, all favorites among collectors. More new wheels appeared, including the lace wheel (lw), directional wheel (dw), and five-hole wheel (ho5). Many cars got all three plus a few from prior years.

1970 Dodge Charger Daytona – 82mm – 1996
’82 Corvette Stingray (1996) – 80mm – 1996
1996 Mustang GT (’96 Mustang) – 67mm – 1996
1996 Mustang GT Coupe – 67mm – 1996
BMW 850i (Corgi)– 75mm – 1996
Chevy 1500  – 72mm – 1996 – LIST 
Corvette Coupe (Corgi) – 68mm – 1996 – LIST
Dogfighter – 75mm – 1996 – LIST
Ferrari 308 GTS (Corgi) – 74mm – 1996 – LIST
Ferrari 328 GTB – 72mm – 1996 – LIST
Ferrari 348 TB (Corgi) – 80mm – 1996 – LIST
Ferrari F50 (Convertible) – 64mm – 1996 – LIST
Ferrari Testarossa (Corgi) – 77mm – 1996 – LIST
Ford Mustang Cobra (Corgi) – 73mm – 1996 – LIST
Ford Sierra 23 Ghia XR4ti (Corgi) – 77mm – 1996 – LIST
Ford Thunderbird Convertible (Corgi)  – 66mm – 1996 – LIST
London Bus (Corgi)  – 75mm – 1996 – LIST
London Taxi (Corgi) – 72mm – 1996 – LIST
Mercedes 500SL (Corgi) – 77mm – 1996 – LIST
Monte Carlo Stocker – 75mm – 1996 – LIST
Police Cruiser – 73mm – 1996 – LIST
Porsche (911) Carrera (Corgi) – 72mm – 1996
Porsche 935 (Corgi) – 78mm – 1996
Porsche Targa (Corgi) – 72mm – 1996
Radio Flyer Wagon  – 55mm – 1996
Rail Rodder – 73mm – 1996
Road Rocket – 75mm – 1996
Street Cleaver – 85mm – 1996
Turbo Flame (Sizzlers) – 76mm – 1996
Twang Thang – 76mm – 1996
Volkswagen Drag Bus – 85mm – 1996