1968 Hot Wheels Deora Antique Store Find

When I was in Manhattan, Kansas, a few weeks ago, I walked into a little antique shop and found a fun assortment of cars – fairly well worn, but for a good price.

I can’t resist one of the original 16 Hot Wheels redlines, even if it’s been given custom speed stripes and has been partially burned like this Deora from 1968.

1968 Hot Wheels | 6210 | Deora | red, with custom paint | USA | redline

Click here to see the Matchbox models I found and here to see the Corgi Rockets Aston Martin DB6.


  1. That Aston is great. I remember Corgi Rockets they came out around 1970 as a response to Hot Wheels. They had a detachable chassis and were intended for track use. They weren’t around long, and evolved into Corgi Juniors (a 1:64 competitor for Matchbox and Hot Wheels). I don’t have any rockets but I’d love to find an Aston like that or the Porsche Carrera 6 and Mercedes 280SL, which were also in the range. It is only through Facebook diecast groups that I have become aware of some diecast brands like Greenlight, which we didn’t get in UK.


    1. Greenlight does a nice job, they put a lot of detail into their models. This is the first Rocket I’ve ever found, Jim, but I’ll keep a lookout for more. Maybe we can work out a trade.


      1. The Corgi Rocket range were only produced from 1969 to 1971, they were withdrawn after losing a copyright battle with Mattel over the track systems they used.
        Trades are tricky here because the Georgian postal service is expensive and unreliable.

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