1985 Hot Wheels Turbo Heater

First released in 1984, the Hot Wheels Turbo Heater was designed by Larry Wood and is based on the 1984 Dodge Daytona Turbo. The real-life Dodge Daytona was a front-wheel-drive hatchback produced by Chrysler from 1984 to 1993. Available engines for 1984 were the 93hp 2.2 L Chrysler K engine or the turbocharged 142hp version. The ’84 Daytona Turbo was included in Car and Driver‘s 10Best list. The Chrysler Laser, essentially an upscale rebadge of the Daytona, was produced from 1984 to 1986.

There are only about 5 variations of this Hot Wheels casting over two years (including the 1986 release which was called Highway Heat). This well-worn metalflake blue blackwall example of Turbo Heater from 1985 – it could also be found that year with gold Hot Ones – was found in the 25-cent tub at the Wichita Flea Market and is the first of this casting that I’ve added to my collection.

Hot Wheels | 1985 | 5911 | Turbo Heater | metalflake blue with yellow, blue and white trim, yellow interior | MY | bw

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.