Obviously castings get modified, sometimes because they have to (broken molds, licenser tweaks, etc), and sometimes because someone wants to. The former seems to be the case here with the Hot Wheels Silverado casting.
Just a couple of weeks ago we profiled the Hot Ones Silverado, and it was just a couple of days later that the modified off-road Silverado ended up in our hands. Outside of the obvious height and base difference, the new version has enhanced front/rear bumpers and side steps.
Hard to say which one I like better. I guess I should say that I like having the variety. Both look great. This is not a model that will take a ton of room in my collection, so having these two is just fine.
Any preference on whether it is high or low?
Hot Wheels '83 Chevy Silverado (2012 Off-Road Racing range):
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