1983 Mirada Stocker

I picked up this Hot Wheels Mirada Stocker on eBay. First released in 1981, the model has been produced in about 8 versions, most of them color variations using the same tampo as this shiny toy from 1983. The metallic gold paint is a nice compliment to the gold Hot Ones wheels.

The real Dodge Mirada was a short-lived rear-wheel drive coupe based on the Chrysler J platform. Dodge had hopes that the Mirada could bring it success in NASCAR racing, and they convinced none other than Richard Petty to give the car a try. The Mirada, however, proved to be both slower and less reliable than the competition, and Dodge would not be seen in NASCAR racing again until 2001.

img_0571 img_05721983 | 1700 | Mirada Stocker | gold with red, black, white trim | Hong Kong | gho

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About marcboz

Marc Bosworth is an artist who teaches printmaking and works as an art director. He lives in a 100-year-old bungalow in Wichita with his lovely wife and their young ninja son.
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2 Responses to 1983 Mirada Stocker

  1. You have a fun site here! I’ve added you to our club’s Links page: http://suncoastdiecasters.wordpress.com/links/164-scale-collections-plus/
    We’re also following you on Twitter; please consider following us @SUNC0ASTDIECAST

    • marcboz says:

      Thanks – glad you like the site. Yours looks good too. I added you to my blogroll. Next time I make it to Florida, I’ll drop in on one of your meetings!

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