1987 Hot Wheels Split Window ’63

The Hot Wheels Split Window ’63 made its debut in the 1980 Hi-Rakers series. In 1983 it was given a regular base and the popular 1963 Chevy Corvette model has since had a long run of over 100 different variations and counting. This flamed-out magenta version from Leslie’s box of toys is from 1987.

I have two other examples of the Hot Wheels Split Window ’63 that I’ve added to my collection; a black McDonald’s promo from 1991 and a mint Collector #197 from 1993.

Hot Wheels | 1987 | 1486 | Split Window ‘63 | magenta with light green, white and yellow flames | MY | ww

1984 Hot Wheels Camaro Z-28

Continuing the recent trend of adding Hot Wheels Camaro Z-28s to my collection, I found another variation of the casting in the box of toys from my friend, Leslie. This rough metalflake red version is from the 1984 Hot Ones series.

Including my recent find that included 5 Camaro Z-28s, as well as one from the 1988 Color Racers, this make the 7th example of this model in my collection.

Hot Wheels | 1984 | 5182 | Camaro Z28 | metalflake dark red with white, yellow and blue trim | MY | gho

1982 Hot Wheels CAT Dump Truck

When my friend, Leslie, bought her house awhile back, it came complete with boxes of stuff in the basement left by the previous occupant. She recently allowed me to sort through a box of old toys and pick out some things I wanted for myself. Most of it is pretty rough, but I did find a few things worth adding to the collection.

The Hot Wheels CAT Dump Truck was first released in 1980 and can be found in about 12 different variations. This Malaysia-cast model with no tampo, C777 cast in the left side of the cab, and CATERPILLAR cast in the front is from the 1882 Workhorses series. It also has a metal dumper, as compared to the plastic dumper variation from about ten years later.

Hot Wheels | 1982 | 1171 | CAT Dump Truck | yellow with CV77 cast in left side, metal dumper | MY | yelct

 

2006 and 2007 Hot Wheels ’58 Impalas

The Hot Wheels ’58 Impala, which was first cast in 2007, is one we don’t see very often. Of the 10 different versions, 5 were included in that first year’s release in the Hot Wheels Classics Series 3. I have two of those – Spectraflame gold and light purple, which you can see below (the other colors that can be found are Spectraflame shades of red, ice blue and dark blue).

Hot Wheels | L0732 | 2006 Hot Wheels Classics Series 3 | ’58 Impala 4/30 | Spectraflame gold with silver trim, white top | TH | wl5sp

Hot Wheels | L0732 | 2006 Hot Wheels Classics Series 3 | ’58 Impala 4/30 | Spectraflame light purple with silver time, white top | TH | wl5sp

In 2008, the ’58 Impala showed up in the Since ’68 Series, which commemorated 40 years of the brand. The series was made up of four segments: Top 40; Muscle Cars; Originals; and Hot Rods, in which the ’58 Impala was included. I think this metalflake gray with red model in basic redlines is super sharp.

Hot Wheels | M1573 | 2007 Hot Wheels Since 1968 Hot Rods | ’58 Impala 5/10 | metalflake gray with red tampos on sides and top | TH | rl

In 2009, the ’58 Impala was included in the Connect Cars series and in 2011 there were two variations in the Treasure Hunts. The most recent appearance of the casting was the American Graffiti ’58 Impala in the 2013 Retro Entertainment Series.

2006 Hot Wheels Flying Customs Corvette Stingrays

The 2006 Hot Wheels Target-exclusive Retro series featured three lines: Super Chromes, Lowriders and Flying Customs. This was a really fun series with understated throwback card art and some nice castings in the mix – including the Corvette Stingray. I still have the first-release redline Corvette Stingray from the 1976 Flying Colors series that I’ve had since I was a kid, so I’m always happy to add another of this casting to my collection. These two Stingrays are from the Flying Customs series that I was fortunate enough to find on the pegs way back then. The type, illustration and white background of the card are inspired by the 1974 Flying Colors packaging.

This first one is a sharp flamed-out metalflake green version. I’m not a huge fan of the 5-spoke wheel, but it does look a lot better with that redline wrapped around it.

Hot Wheels | K4748 | 2006 Flying Customs | Corvette Stingray | metalflake green with white, orange and black flames | MY | rl5sp

Next we have a shiny chrome model with a clean white, orange and black tampo design – also with redline 5-spokes.

Unfortunately there are other variations of the Corvette Stingray from the Target Retro series that I do not have: Two other variations (yellow and orange) in the 2006 Flying Customs series, another that was included in the 2006 Super Chromes line, and a fourth that was in the 2007 Super Chromes 10-pack.

Hot Wheels | K4764 | 2006 Flying Customs | Corvette Stingray | chrome with white, orange and red trim | MY | rl5sp

The back of the package lists the castings that were available across the various lines of the series.

Other Corvette Stingrays in my collection include the shiny model from the 1979 Golden Machines 6-Packthe orange 1980 version, a nice metalflake red model from 1983, the white variation with a fun racing livery from 1985, and the laser-engraved plastic model from the 1992 Gleam Team series.

1979 Hot Wheels Scene Machines Captain America Van

Not being able to go out hunting for cars means I’m looking around on eBay more than usual. It had been awhile since I checked prices on the Hot Wheels Scene Machines Captain America Van – the only one of the series from its debut year that I didn’t yet have in my collection. Well, mint examples are still going for a pretty decent chunk of money. But I happened to see this one, with a little bit of play-wear, but priced reasonably. I thought about it for a day or so, then clicked that “Buy It Now” button.

The Scene Machines have a little lens embedded in the back window: When you hold the vehicle up to the light and peer inside, you get to see a nice illustrated panorama. The series was introduced in 1979 consisting of six different models, with three new models issued in 1981. 1979 was also the year of the Marvel-themed The Heroes series, so it’s not a big surprise that three of the Scene Machines from that first year feature Marvel characters as well.

Hot Wheels | 1979 | 2851 | Captain America Van (Scene Machines) | white with red, blue & black trim | HK | bw

Here’s a photo of the exciting scene inside the Captain America van.

The other 1979 Scene Machines in my collection are The Incredible Hulk, S.W.A.T. Van, Space Van, Spider-Man, and Motocross Team.

 

1983 Hot Wheels

This page lists all of the 1983 Hot Wheels, with a photo of each one that I have in my collection. The name of each car that I have links to a page with more information and photos. As I acquire the remaining cars in the list, I will add photos and links to this page.

NEW CASTINGS

1983 | 3287 | Fiat Ritmo | gray with black Abarth 2000 stripe | FR | bw

1983 | 3287 | Fiat Ritmo | silver gray with black Abarth 2000 stripe | FR | bw

1983 | 3287 | Fiat Ritmo | gray no tampo | FR | bw

1983 | 3288 | Ford Escort | black with orange trim | MY | bw

1983 | 3288 | Ford Escort | black with brown trim | FR | bw

1983 | 3288 | Ford Escort | black with gold trim | FR | bw

1983 | 3288 | Ford Escort | black | FR | bw

1983 | 3291 | Double Deck Bus | white with blue, red and yellow trim | FR | bw

1983 | 3768 | Long Shot | white with yellow, black and red trim | HK | bw

1983 | 3768 | Long Shot | white with yellow, black and red trim | MY | bw

1983 15th Anniversary 3-Pack | 3768 | Long Shot | yellow with purple, black and red trim | MY | bw

1983 | 3913 | ’67 Camaro | red with yellow, missing white and black trim | MY | bw

1983 | 3914 | Turbo Streak | yellow w/orange, red, black, Michelin 7 elf trim | HK | bw

1983 | 3914 | Turbo Streak | yellow w/orange, red, black, Michelin 7 elf trim | MY | bw

1983 | 3914 | Turbo Streak | yellow w/orange, red, black, 7 trim (no Michelin or elf) | MY | bw

1983 | 3915 | Formula Fever | yellow and red with black, yellow and white trim | HK | bw

1983 | 3916 | Rig Wrecker | white with blue, red tampo, red plastic tow hook | HK | bw

1983 | 3916 | Rig Wrecker | white with blue, red tampo, red plastic tow hook | MY | bw

1983 | 3917 | Pontiac J-2000 | yellow with red and black trim | HK | bw

1983 | 3917 | Pontiac J-2000 | yellow with red and black trim | MY | bw

1983 | 3917 | Pontiac J-2000 | yellow with red and black trim | MEX | bw

1983 | 3917 | Pontiac J-2000 | yellow with red and black trim | MEX | gho

1983 Hot Ones | 3918 | ’80s Firebird | red with yellow firebird on hood | HK | gho

1983 Hot Ones | 3918 | ’80s Firebird | red with yellow firebird on hood | MY | gho

1983 Classics | 3919 | ’40s Ford 2-Door | black with white yellow and red flames | HK | bw

1983 Classics | 3919 | ’40s Ford 2-Door | black with white yellow and red flames | MY | bw

1983 | 3920 | Classic Packard | black | HK | ww

1983 | 3920 | Classic Packard | black | MY | ww

1983 | 3920 | Classic Packard | black | MEX | ww

1983 | 3923 | Classic Cobra | blue with white stripes | HK | bw

1983 Workhorses | 3924 | Thunder Roller | yellow with brown, red and black trim | HK | bw

1983 Workhorses | 3924 | Thunder Roller | yellow with brown, red and black trim | MY | bw

1983 | 3925 | ’82 Supra | black with yellow, blue and red trim | HK | gho

1983 | 3925 | ’82 Supra | black with yellow, blue and red trim | MY | gho

1983 | 3925 | ’82 Supra | black with yellow, blue and red trim | (no country) MEX | gho

1983 | 3927 | NASCAR Stocker | white with green, red, “Mountain Dew” | MY | gho

1983 Hot Ones | 3928 | ’80s Corvette | gray with black top, opening hood | HK | gho

1983 Hot Ones | 3928 | ’80s Corvette | metalflake gray with black top, opening hood | HK | gho

1983 | 4368 | Beach Patrol | white with yellow, blue and red trim | HK | bw

1983 | 4368 | Beach Patrol | white with yellow, blue and red trim | MY | bw

1983 | Airport Food Service | blue with turquoise and yellow trim | FR | bw

1983 | Airport Security (Highway Patrol) | dark blue with yellow and black trim | FR | bw

1983 | Airport Transportation (GMC Motorhome) | white with blue and yellow trim | FR | bw

1983 | Cargo Lift | yellow with two white plastic containers | FR

1983 | Cargo Lift | yellow with one white plastic container | FR

1983 | Fireball Torino | white with red and yellow flames | MEX

REAL RIDERS

1983 Real Riders | 3289 | BWM M1 | red with white, black and yellow trim | MY | gray hub rr

1983 Real Riders | 3914 | Turbo Streak | yellow w/orange, red, black, Michelin 7 elf trim | HK | gray hub rr

1983 Real Riders | 3914 | Turbo Streak | yellow w/orange, red, black, Michelin 7 elf trim | MY | gray hub rr

1983 Real Riders | 3914 | Turbo Streak | yellow w/orange, red, black, Michelin 7 elf trim | MY | white hub rr

1983 Real Riders | 3915 | Formula Fever | yellow and red with black, yellow and white trim | HK | gray hub rr

1983 Real Riders | 3915 | Formula Fever | yellow and red with black, yellow and white trim | MY | gray hub rr

1983 Real Riders | 3915 | Formula Fever | yellow and red with black, yellow and white trim | HK | white hub rr

1983 Real Riders | 3919 | ’40s Ford 2-Door | black with white yellow and red flames | HK | white hub rr

1983 Real Riders | 3919 | ’40s Ford 2-Door | black with white yellow and red flames | MY | gray hub rr

1983 Real Riders | 3923 | Classic Cobra | blue with white stripes | HK | gray hub rr

1983 | 4356 | Cadillac Seville | metalflake gold with red, black, white trim | HK | gray hub rr

1983 Real Riders | 4368 | Beach Patrol | white with yellow, blue and red trim | MY | gray hub rr

1983 Real Riders | 4370 | Jeep Scrambler | gray with yellow and orange trim | HK | gray hub rr

1983 Real Riders | 4370 | Jeep Scrambler | gray with yellow and orange trim | MY | gray hub rr

1983 Real Riders | 4370 | Jeep Scrambler | metalflake gray with yellow and orange trim | HK | gray hub rr

1983 | 4372 | Malibu Gran Prix | black with red, yellow and blue trim | MY | grey hub rr

REPAINTS

1983 | 1694 | Turismo | yellow, dark windows, purple interior, purple, orange & black trim | MY | bw

1983 | 1697 | Minitrek | white w/blue, red Good Time Camper tampo, black base | MY | bw

1983 | 1698 | Cadillac Seville | metalflake gold with red, black, white trim | HK | bw

1983 | 1700 | Mirada Stocker | gold with red, black, white trim | HK | gho

1983 | 2505 | Auburn 852 | metalflake gold, brown plastic fenders | MY | bw

1983 | 2505 | Auburn 852 | metalflake gold, brown plastic fenders | MY | ww

1983 | 2506 | Flat Out 442 | metalflake gold with red, blue and orange trim | HK | gho

1983 | 2506 | Flat Out 442 | metalflake gold with red, blue and orange trim | MY | gho

1983 | 3250 | Firebird Funny Car | metalflake dark red with yellow, orange, black firebirds | MY | bw

1983 | 3252 | ’35 Classic Caddy | maroon with maroon fenders | MY | bw

1983 | 3252 | ’35 Classic Caddy | maroon with maroon fenders | MY | ww

1983 | 3259 | Jeep CJ-7 | metalflake red-brown with with black, red and orange eagle, black interior, missing windshield and spare tire | MY | bw

1983 | 3362 | Chevy Citation | metalflake red-brown with red, black and white trim | MY | gho

1983 | 4360 | Baja Breaker | metalflake orange w/blue, white tampo, plastic hood opens | MY | bw

1983 | 4360 | Baja Breaker | metalflake orange w/blue, white tampo, plastic hood opens | HK | bw

1983 | 5182 | Camaro Z-28 | metalflake gray with orange and red trim | HK | gho

1983 | 9241 | Corvette Stingray | metalflake red with white, orange and yellow trim | HK | gho

EXTRAS SERIES

1983 Extras Series | #58 | ’31 Doozie | red with brown interior and fenders, tan removable top | MY | ww

1983 Extras Series | 2500 | Upfront 924 | metalflake gold with red, yellow and black trim, removable red plastic ski rack | MY | bw

1983 Extras Series | 3251 | Sunagon | metalflake blue with removable light blue top | MY | bw

1983 Extras Series | 4017 | Peterbilt Dump Truck | yellow with gray dump bed | MY | bw

1983 Extras Series | 4018 | Ford Stake Bed Truck | metalflake blue with yellow and white trim, tan plastic stake bed | MY | bw

1983 Extras Series | 4341 | ’56 Hi-Tail Hauler | metalflake lt. blue with yellow and red flames, white plastic camper shell | MY | bw

HI-RAKERS

1983 | 1131 | ’40s Woodie (Hi-Rakers) | metallic blue | HK | bw

1983 | 1131 | ’40s Woodie (Hi-Rakers) | metallic blue | MY | bw

1983 | 1132 | 3-Window ’34 (Hi-Rakers) | metalflake red with brown fenders, yellow trim | HK | bw

1983 | 1132 | 3-Window ’34 (Hi-Rakers) | metalflake red with brown fenders, yellow trim | MY | bw

1983 | 1136 | Split Window ’63 (Hi-Rakers) | metallic gold with red, blue and magenta trim | HK | bw

1983 | 1136 | Split Window ’63 (Hi-Rakers) | metallic gold with red, blue and magenta trim | MY | bw