Monthly Archives: July 2014

Adam’s (Less Than Mint) 1979 Greased Gremlin

One of the things I enjoy about collecting blackwall-era Hot Wheels, is that – compared to redline-era cars – it is much easier to find mint or near-mint versions at a reasonable price. For example, when I went to eBay … Continue reading

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1979 Vetty Funny and Bywayman

From the same eBay seller, I scored two more Hot Wheels first-castings from 1979. Drag racing legends Don “Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “Mongoose” McEwen took their rivalry to the orange track starting in 1970, when Hot Wheels released the first cars … Continue reading

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1982 Datsun 200SX

The Datsun 200SX is the U.S. production model of the sport coupe based on the Nissan S platform. They were produced from 1975 through 1988 and the Hot Wheels casting represents the second-generation model from 1982. In addition to this white version … Continue reading

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2014 ’64 Chevy Nova Station Wagon

It’s been awhile since I found anything off the pegs, so I was happy to break the dry spell with one of my favorite castings. The HW Workshop ’64 Nova Station Wagon looks pretty fine all flamed-out, although I still prefer the … Continue reading

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1977 Formula 5000 and 1983 Turbo Streak

Here are a couple for you open-wheel racing fans. I picked up both of these from the same seller on eBay. The Hot Wheels Formula 5000 was released in 1976 wearing red-line tires but otherwise looking much the same as this … Continue reading

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