I was looking at the South Texas Diecast online collector’s guide the other day and I saw that there was a ’66 Nova in the Hot Wheels Mystery Models. When I looked at the other cars in the offering, I realized the Nova was a unique enough shape that it might be fairly easy to find it just by feeling the shapes through the foil packages. When I told my son what I was thinking, he was intrigued with the idea. So a couple of evenings ago, we were at a Walmart and came across a tray full of Mystery Models. We felt through the whole bunch and settled on one that we were pretty sure was the Nova. I was surprised that my son waited until we got all the way home to open the package, but, sure enough, we got our Nova.
BDL15 | 2014 Hot Wheels Mystery Models #08/12 | ’66 Chevy Nova | metalflake purple with white & orange trim | black PR5
Each Mystery Model comes with a nice full-color sticker.
Click here, here, here, here and here to see more Hot Wheels ’66 Chevy Novas in my collection.
I inherited my love of a good road trip from my dad, who always took us on family driving vacations. Whether it was a long weekend to an area campground, or the time he took us on an epic monthlong adventure around the western U.S., I logged a lot of road-trip miles before I even learned to drive myself. So I was happy to discover that one of my favorite castings – the ’66 Chevy Nova – was included in the HW Road Trippin’ series.
The 2014 HW Road Trippin’ series is a Walmart exclusive that includes 32 different cars. The series is broken up into at least 8 different scenic highways, each one represented by several different castings decorated appropriately.
I’ve only driven short segments of California’s Highway 1, and I’ve never been to Vista Point. But I if I ever make it there, I hope when I do I’m driving a sweet ’66 Nova.
BDK85 | 2014 HW Road Trippin’ Series #15/32, Highway 1 | ’66 Chevy Nova | satin green with blue, white & black trim, Vista Point | PR5
I have quite a few of the more than two dozen variations of the Hot Wheels ’66 Chevy Nova made since its first release in 2007. To see a few, click here, here, here and here.