Purple Passion – 75mm – 1990

This Malaysia made model based on a 1951 chopped and channelled Mercury has a metal body with a plastic base, interior, and windows.
Also Known as: Passion, Ruby Red Passion, Mean Green Passion, Steel Passion, Gold Passion, Pearl Passion

 a. purple, chrome base, red int., clear windows, lt. green and dk. green stripes on hood and sides, ww. #87 $5 – 8
 a2. purple, as a, gold Hot Wheels 30th Anniversary logo on rear window, bwwl. 30th Anniversary bp in window box (1998) 3 – 5
b. black, as a, orange and red design on sides and hood, ww. City Mini Market Sto and Go 20 – NA
c. white, as b, ww. City Mini Market Sto and Go 20 – NA
d. gold chrome, red and black flames on sides and hood, “New York Toy Fair 1992” on roof, ww, Mal. 1992 Toy Fair car in baggy 65 – 75
Note: There were 3 different Employee Passions released at this time. On the roof is “Season’s Greetings 25th Anniversary 1993 Hot Wheels”
– in a green package with “Happy Holidays from Design and Engineering”
– in a pale orange package with a Christmas scene and “Mattel (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Season’s Greetings ’93”
e. ruby red, tan int., yellow and turquoise flames on sides and hood, ww, LE10,000 (1992) 45 – 50
 f. purple, as e, ww, #87 (1993) 5 – 8
g. candy blue, chrome base, white interior, clear windows, pink, magenta, and orange design on sides and hood, “Revealers” in white, ww, Mal. Revealers 10-pack (1993) 12 – NA
g2. candy blue, as g, tinted windows, ww (1993) 10 – NA
 h. yellow, red int., clear windows, red Shell logo on sides, Shell logo and “Shell” on hood, ww. Shell promo baggy (1994) 12 – 15
h2. lt. yellow, as h, ww. Shell promo (1994) 15 – NA
i. red, white int., tinted windows, white, orange, and red design on hood and sides, ww. Rod and Custom LE7000 (1994) 30 – 35
j. pink, white int., tinted windows, red, white, and purple design on sides and hood, ww. Custom Rods LE8000 (1994) 30 – 35
 k. gold-plated, red int., clear windows, red and black FAO Schwarz design on sides and back, wwgd. F.A.O. Schwartz Gold Collection 16-pack, LE3000 (1994) 20 – NA
l. green, lt. tan int., clear windows, gold and blue flames on sides and hood, ww, #263 (1995) 10 – 15
 m. gold w/black metal flakes, gold-chrome base, white int., clear windows, black, gold, and violet design on sides and hood, rrgdwl. Treasure Hunt #354 (1995) 100 – 135
 n. mf black, red int., clear windows, red, silver, and gold design on sides and hood, ww. Steel Stamp #285  (1995) 5 – 8
 n2. mf black, as n, sp7, #285 (1995) 3 – 5
 o. pearl purple, yellow int., tinted windows, ww. Pearl Driver #292 (1995) 3 – 5
 o2. pearl purple, as o, sp7, #292 (1995) 3 – 5
p. chrome, red int., clear windows, red Hot Wheels logo on sides, bwrl. Classic American Car Collection, 16-pack LE5000 (1995) 12 – NA
q. black, tan int., clear windows, yellow and blue design w/flames on sides and hood, “Sweet 16”, and “The Rebel Run Car Show 1995” on roof, ww. Rebel Run Car Show LE7000 (1996) 25 – 35
r. pearl white, tan int., tinted windows, magenta and gold flames on sides, hood, and trunk, sp5wl, Mal. LE8000, #48 (1996) 25 – 35
s. purple, blue int., clear windows, blue, yellow, orange, and red flames, ww, Ch. Cruisin America 6-pack (1997) 8 – NA
 t. purple, purple int., tinted windows, tan roof, black and silver design w/gold stripes on hood and sides, “Kustom Kings” on rear window, ww, Ch. Cruisin’ The ’50s 8-pack (1998) 8 – NA
u. mf purple, lt. brown roof, white and black design on sides and front, “Purple Passion” on sides and rear window, 13th Annual Collectors Convention logo on trunk, rrwl, Mal. 13th Annual Hot Wheels Convention, LE2000 baggy (1999) 100 – 125
 v. white, dk. blue roof, black int., clear windows, dk. blue, gray, gold, and white “27” and Springfield Police tampo, rrwl, Mal. Cop Rods (1999) 5 – 7
vv. gold chrome, gold chrome base, lwgd, Ch. sutc dictation piece (1999) 500
w. white, black int., clear windows, purple, orange, and yellow design on sides, hood, and roof, w/“Optra” and “Lexmark” on sides, rrwl, Ch. Lexmark LE in box (1999) 10 – 12
x. lt. blue and white, white int., clear windows, white, black, yellow, and red design w/stripes and “Louie Bloo” on sides, figure on roof, “Otter Pops” on trunk, rr, Mal. Otter Pops promo (2000) 5 – 8
x2. lt. blue, as x, no white roof, rr, (2000) 5-8
 y. white, white int., blue windows, blue and gold design on sides and hood, “Purple Passion” on sides, dw3, Mal. Vintage Hot Rods 3-pack (2000) 7 – NA
 z. white, red int., clear windows, black, red, and yellow design w/dice on sides, “13” on roof, lwgd, Th. #200 (2000)3 – 5
 aa. black, white roof, red int., tinted windows, red, white, and gold design on sides and hood, ww, Mal. Drive-In Hot Nights 4-car set (2000) 6 – NA
 ab. red, white int., clear windows, white, lt. green, black, and lt. brown design w/eyeballs and flames on sides, monster on roof, sp5gd, Th. Monster #080 (2001) 2 – 4
ab2. red, as ab, sp5gd, Mal. Monster #080 (2001) 2 – 4
ac. black, white int., clear windows, purple and white flames on sides and hood, red, yellow, gray, and white 15th Annual Collector’s Convention and Hot Wheels Newsletter tampo, rrwl, Th. 15th Annual Collector’s Convention Dinner, LE2000 (2001) 45 – 55
 ad. yellow, as ac, purple windows, no Convention logo on trunk, rrwl, Th. 15th Anniversary of Hot Wheels Newsletter, LE8000 (2001) 15 – 20
ae. mf white, red int., clear windows, yellow, red, and black design w/dice on sides, “#13” and flames on roof, lwgd, Th. Motorin’ Music 5-pack (2001)2 – NA
 af. yellow, white roof, white int., yellow windows, black, white, orange, and gray design w/13 and Miami-Dade Florida Fire Rescue tampo, rrwl, Th. Fire Rods 2 (2001) 5 – 7
ag. primer black, red int., clear windows, red and white spray mask with Mooneyes logo on sides, rrww, Th. Collector’s Club, LE20,000 Japan only (2001) 20 – 30
 ah. blue, white int., clear windows, yellow and orange flame spray mask, “JC Whitney” in white on trunk, rrgyt, Mal. JC Whitney LE in box (2002) 10 – 12
ai. red, as ah, rrgyt, Mal. JC Whitney LE in box (2002) 10 – 12
 aj. mf purple, white roof and int., clear windows, orange, white, and black design on the sides, hood, and trunk with “California Custom” on the sides and “Automobile Milestones 2002” on trunk, rrwl, Mal. Auto Milestones (2002) 15 – 18
ak. red and white, gold base, white int., yellow windows, white, yellow, dk. red, and black flames, Ronald McDonald House Charities and 2nd Annual Nationals tampo, rrwl, Mal. 2nd Annual Nationals (2002) 30 – 35
al. red, white int., clear windows, yellow, orange, and blue flame spray mask, white, blue, and yellow “Fire Passion” and Firebird Raceway tampo on sides, rrww, Mal. Firebird Raceway LE6000 (2002) 18 – 20
am. white, as al, yellow, orange, and black side tampo, red and blue trunk tampo, rrww, Mal. Firebird Raceway LE6000 (2002) 18 – 20
 an. flat black, white int., orange windows, silver, yellow, and orange flames w/“Toy Fair 2003” and Hot Wheels Highway 35 logo on roof, rrww, Mal. Toy Fair car plastic box (2002) 80 – 100
 ao. chrome pink, white int., clear windows, white stripe on sides and sp5rl, Mal. Originals (2001) 6 – 8
 ap. flat purple, chrome base, white int., tinted windows, black, pink, and white checkerboard on sides and roof, “Hot Wheels Hot Rod Magazine” on roof, sp5ww, Mal. Hot Rod Magazine #107 (2002) 2 – 3
ap2. flat purple, as ap, ww, Mal. Hot Rod Magazine #107 (2002) 2 – 3
 aq. spec. lt. purple, metal base, white int., clear windows, dark purple flames on hood and sides, neo, Ch. HWC #12 LE10,000 (2002) 8 – 10
ar. spec. blue, metal base, white int., clear windows, multicolor design w/“Watts, Shultz, Lwood, Kollins, Padginton, and Proch” on trunk, Hot Wheels logo on sides, hood, and rear, “1” on sides, hood, and roof, “Spectra Team” on roof and sides and “2003” on hood, rsw, Ch. HWC, Ed Watts Charity LE2500 (2003) 50 – 60
as. purple, chrome base, black int., tinted windows, black fenders and sides, white, light blue, and blue design on sides, hood, and roof, w/3rd Annual Collectors Nationals tampo, rrwl, Mal. 3rd Annual Collectors Nationals LE4000 (2003) 15 – 25
at. black, as as, purple fenders and sides, Mal. 3rd Annual Collectors Nationals LE4000 (2003) 15 – 25
au. mf magenta, chrome base, white int., clear windows, blue, black, white, and gray design, w/“Hot Wheels”, “Robo Zoo” on sides, sp5, Mal. Robo Zoo 5-pack (2003) 2 – NA
av. mf light purple, chrome base, white int., clear windows, w/details, black “Purple Passion” on trunk, black and yellow license plate w/“Solo”, prr, Mal. Ford – Preferred (2003) 3 – 5
 aw. mf orange, as av, prr, Mal. Ford – Preferred (2003) 3 – 5
 ax. mf purple, chrome base, white int., clear windows, yellow and red flames on hood and sides, yellow and orange pinstripes on hood and trunk, sp5ww, Ch. Hall of Fame (2003) 8 – NA
 ay. mf red, chrome base, black int., clear windows, black, blue, light blue, and white stars and stripes w/“Independence” on sides and “Hot Wheels” on hood, cm5gy/ch-rim, Ch. Star Spangled II #126 (2004) 2 – 3
 ay2. mf red, as ay, sp5, Th. Target Eggclusives (2007) 3 – NA
 az. mf maroon and red, chrome base, white int., clear windows, silver trim on sides, white and green pinstripes on hood and trunk, “Poison Ivy” on trunk, rrww, Ch. Great 8s (2004) 3 – 5
 ba. mf green and lt. green, as az, rrww, Ch. Great 8s (2004) 3 – 5
bb. chrome, chrome base, red int., blue windows, silver headlights, red and yellow tribal flames on hood and sides, multicolor 18th Annual Collectors Convention logo on roof, rr5sp, Ch. 18th Annual Collectors Convention, LE2000 (2004) 20 – 30
bc. black, chrome base, white int., clear windows, yellow, orange, red, and white flames on hood and sides, red and black pinstripes on hood, white “There’s No Shine Like Mothers” on trunk, California license plate reads “Mothers”, rrww, Ch. packed w/Mothers Wax, LE10,000  (2004) 8 – 10
 bd. mf black, chrome base, gray int., clear windows, yellow and red flames on sides, rrsp5, Ch. Larry Wood 35th Anniversary Commemorative Classics (2004) 15 – 20
 be. red and green, metal base, white int., clear windows, white stripe and flames on sides, rr5sp, Ch. Holiday Rods (2004) 3 – 5
 bf. green and red, as be, rr5sp, Holiday Rods (2004) 3 – 5
 bg. white and green, as be, black int., black stripe and flames on sides, rr5sp, Holiday Rods (2004) 3 – 5
 bh. mf silver and mf blue, as be, rr5sp, Holiday Rods (2004) 3 – 5
bi. spec. red, metal base, peach int., clear windows, white and red pinstripes on hood, sides, and trunk, license plate reads “Passion”, rr5sp, Ch. HWC, Real Riders LE11,000 (2005) 8 – 12
bj. flat black, chrome base, red int., orange windows, yellow, orange, red, and white flames on hood, roof, and sides, “Hot Wheels”, “TH”, and “10th Anniversary” on rear fender, rr, Ch. T-Hunt #121 (2005) 8 – 10
bk. spec. reddish-brown, metal base, white int., clear windows, yellow and green pinstripes on hood, flames and stripes on sides, sp5rl, Th. Classics series 1 #20 (2005) 2 – 4
 bl. spec. purple, as bk, sp5rl. Classics series 1 #20 (2005) 2 – 4
 bm. spec. green, as bk, purple replaces green in tampo, sp5rl. Classics series 1 #20 (2005) 2 – 4
 bn. spec. blue, as bm, sp5rl. Classics series 1 #20 (2005) 2 – 4
 bo. spec. gold, as bk, yellow, purple, and red pinstripes on hood, flames and stripes on sides, sp5rl. Classics series 1 #20 (2005) 2 – 4
bp. spec. orange, as bk, rrrl. Classics series 1, Comic-Con excl. (2005)  20 – 25
bq. chrome, as bk, black add to tampo, sp5rl. Classics series 1 #20 (2005) 2 – 4
br. mf blue, chrome base, tan int., clear windows, gold, blue, white, and dark blue San Diego and Padres tampo, prrww, Th. San Diego Padres promo (2005) 10 – 15
 bs. flat gray, chrome base, black int., green windows, black, green, yellow, and white flames on sides, sp3, Mal. 10-pack excl. (2006) 2 – NA
 bs2. flat gray, as bs. sp7, 10-pack excl. (2006) 2 – NA
 bs3. flat gray, as bs. sp5, 10-pack excl. (2006) 5 – NA
 bt. flat black, as bs, red windows, gray and red replaces black and green in tampo, sp5ww, Mal. 10-pack  (2006) 2 – NA
 bt2. satin black, as bt, sp5ww, Mal. 10-pack (2006) 2 – NA
 bu. spec. blue, chrome base, white int., clear windows, white stripe on sides, license plate w/“RYAN 06”, rsw, Ch. HWC 6th Annual Collectors Nationals, LE10,000 (2006) 8 – 12
bv. spec. green, metal base, white int., clear windows, green, silver and black flames on sides, sp7wl, Th. Classics series 3 #18 (2007) 2 – 4
 bw. spec. aqua, as bv, sp7wl, Classics series 3 #18 (2007) 2 – 4
bx. spec. red, as bv, red replaces green in tampo, sp7wl, Classics series 3 #18 (2007) 2 – 4
by. spec. pink, as by, sp7wl, Classics series 3 (2007) 2 – 4
bz. spec. orange, as bv, gold and black flames on sides, sp7wl, Classics series 3 #18 (2007) 2 – 4
 ca. yellow, chrome base, white int., orange windows, white and orange flames on sides, pinstripes on trunk, pr5, Th. All Stars #153 (2007) 2 – 3
 ca2. yellow, as ca, sp7, All Stars #153 (2007) 3 – 5
 cb. flat pink, chrome base, black int., pink windows, pink and purple scallops on hood and sides, ww, Th. Since ’68 40th Anniversary 40-pack (2007) 5 – NA
 cc. mf orange, flat black top, chrome base, black int., tinted windows, brown, red, white, and blue design w/”Pepsi Nex” and logo on roof and sides, sp7, Ch. Pepsi Nex promo, Japan only (2007)  15 – 20
 cd. silver, chrome base, black int., red windows, red and gray flames on sides, pinstripes on trunk, sp5rd, Th. All Stars #153 (2007) 2 – 3
 ce. mf purple, metal base, black int., tinted windows, pink and white flames on sides, ww, Th. Since ’68 Top 40 #25 (2008) 2 – 4
cf. mf gold, mf tan roof, metal base, white int., clear windows, white and  green flames on sides, bwwl, Th. Since ’68 Originals #3 (2008) 3 – 5
 cg. mf lt. blue, metal baser, white int., clear windows, pearl white rood, met blue and white flames on sides, bwww, Th. Since ’68 Originals 4-Car Tin (2008) 4 – NA
ch. white, chrome base, black int., tinted windows, black brown, ivory, and red, Monster Mutt Dalmatian design, large teeth design, Hot Wheels logo on door, “Monster Mutt” on trunk, sp5, Th. Monster Jam Monster Duo 2-pack (2008) 5 – 7
ch2. white, as ch, small teeth design, Hot Wheels logo on rear fender, “Monster Mutt Dalmatian” on trunk, sp5, Th. Monster Jam Monster Duo 2-pack (2011) 5 – 7
 ci. spec red and chrome flame mask and sides, metal base, white int., clear windows, 22nd Annual Collector’s Convention logo on trunk, rrww, Th. 22nd Annual Collector’s Convention LE3000 (2008) 20 – 25
 cj. mf orange, metal base, black int., clear windows, black and silver flames on sides with trim, bwwl, Th. 40 Anniversary 40-pack set 2 (2008) 5 – NA
ck. flat black, metal base, red int., tinted widows, gray, white, and red scallop design w/40th anniversary logo on roof and sides, stripes on roof, Hot Wheels logo on sides, rr5sprl Th. Collectors Edition mail-in (2008) 15 – 25
 cl. mf white, metal base, red int., clear windows, yellow, orange, and red flames on hood and sides, lgrr, Th. Larry’s Garage #10 (2009) 3 – 5
** with LRW etched on base. 4 – 7
 cm. mf pink, as cl, white int., purple and pink flames, lgrr, Th. Larry’s Garage #10 (2009) 3 – 5
** with LRW etched on base. 5 –  10
 co. mf green, as cl, green int., green and olive flames, lgrr, Th. Larry’s Garage #10 (2009) 3 – 5
** with LRW etched on base. 7 – 10
 cp. mf purple, white roof, metal base, silver int., clear windows, LRW etched on base, white stripes on hood and sides, lgrrwl, Mal. Larry’s Garage 30-car set (2009) 5 – NA
 cq. satin blue, chrome base, white int., clear windows, black, gray, and silver flames on sides, sp5, Th. HW Hot Rods 5-pack (2009) 2 – NA
 cr. black, as c, black int., lgrr, Th. Larry’s Garage #10 (2009) 3 – 5
** with LRW etched on base. 4 – 7
cs. spec purple, chrome metal base, tan int., tinted windows, opening hood, met green and met blue scallop design on hood and sides, stripe on sides, ww, Ch. Larry Wood’s Farewell LE5000 (2009) 15 – 20
 ct. pearl pink, chrome base, white int., purple windows, red, white, and pink design w/ “Purple Passion” on sides, w/ rear license plate slot, lw, Mal. Mystery #238 (2010) 4 – NA
 ct2. pearl pink as ct, retooled casting w/o rear license plate slot, lw, Mal. Mystery #238 (2010) 4 – NA
 cu. mf lt. brown, chrome base, white int., tinted windows, gold pinstripes on hood, trunk and sides, black scallops on sides, sp5, Mal. Cars of the Decades #8 (2011) 2 – 4
cv. mf green, chrome base, silver int., clear windows, black, yellow, and orange flames on hood and sides, black and purple spider on roof, “Dream Halloween 2012” on sides, sp10, Th. Dream Halloween excl. on Jack O’ Lantern card (2012) 10 – 30
Note: This model was also used for a brief time on different cards in the ”Create Your Own” HWC offer.
 cw. mf red, chrome base, tan int., clear windows, olive and white scallop design on hood, trunk, and sides. sp5, Mal. HW Showroom – American Turbo #183 (2013) 1 – 2
 cx. mf green, as cu, tan and yellow design, sp5, Mal. HW Showroom – American Turbo #183 (2013) 1 – 2
 cy. zamac, as cu, blue int., blue and lt. blue design, sp5, Mal. HW Showroom – American Turbo #183 WM excl. (2013) 1 – 3
 cz. specfst purple, metal base, purple int., clear windows, pink and purple flames on top and sides, slt5, Th. Cool Classics #6 (2014) 2 – 4
 da. white, chrome base, purple int., purple windows, sp5rd, Th. Workshop – Color Reveal Design Kit 2 (2014) 5 – NA
 db. mf purple, chrome base, white int., clear windows, pink ghost flames on top and sides, pale blue panels on sides, sp5, Mal. HW Garage #6 Walmart excl. (2016) 1 – 3
db2. mf purple, as db, pale pink ghost flames on top, sp5, Mal. HW Garage #6 Walmart excl. (2016) 2 – 7
 dc. candy blue, chrome base, white int., clear windows, red, white, and gold scallop design on hood and sides “Happy Holidays” on sides, white sp5rd, Mal. Holiday Hot Rods #5(2016) 1 – 3
dd. blue, metal base, red int., clear windows, multicolor Lucy character on hood and sides, “Lucy for Class President” on sides, lw, Th. Peanuts #3 (2017) 1 – 3
 de. flat blue, chrome base, black, purple, yellow, and green “Hawkeye” and design on sides, “Avengers” on hood, sp5yw, Th. Avengers #6 (2018) 1 – 2

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