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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

First Look: Hot Wheels 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS...


Alright, I have a few questions about this one:

1. Is this model based on a real car? 

Yes, I know the Chevelle.  Duh.  But I have never seen a Chevelle made up this way.  And I know how to use Google!  If anyone knows, fill us in.

2. Who designed it?

Whoever did, kudos.  It model may have been totally dreamt up by a creative designer, and I kind of hope it was.  I would love to hear what ideas generated this one.

3. Does this car look as Japanese as I think it does?

I will happily admit to naivety, but the flared wells, the low stance, the rear spoiler...is there a reason many think this is a Hakosuka Skyline before they give its profile a second glance?

4. Is this my favorite Hot Wheels Chevelle casting?

Yes, by a mile.  Maybe I am being swayed by the Gulf colors, which make any car look sexy, but this model is such a different take on the Chevelle.  I don't know what the future holds deco-wise, but at this moment I will relish in its awesomeness.  (In case you are wondering, the SS Wagon was my favorite until this one came out.)

5. Did Mattel figure out the whole "You want chrome bumpers, you get a chrome interior!" problem?

Maybe.  If you look closely, the driver's seat is molded into the base, and that leaves the front dash and middle console in chrome.  Looks to be a brilliant solution to the chrome interiors that so many collectors despise.  We will see if they use that again on future castings.

6. Do you like this one?

You tell me.  Have a look at the pics...

(2013 Chevelle SS for sale...)


Hot Wheels 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS (2013 New Model):


















16 comments:

  1. Except for the front, it looks nothing like a Chevelle, imo.

    Cool model, though...

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  2. Its got flared fenders, just like the Trans-Am racers did in that era. So all of you sideways tire burners need to realize what came first. This is a Chevelle that's been Trans Am'd.
    Its era correct, even if no on in their right mind would race a 4000 pound car on a road course.

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    1. Don't know if you were answering me, but well, i was just pointing out something that, to me, it's pretty unfamiliar, since i live in Brazil and i don't have that much knowledge on the Trans Am subject. I like the cars (the pontiac firebird T/A is my favorite, btw) for what they look like in this case, and i still like the model and i'm gonna get it, for sure.

      Thanks for the explanation :)

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  3. I REALLY hope they make this into a Super!
    Customizers rejoice.

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  4. It's got the trans am look down pat. I say, it's pretty cool. I was tired of all the Chevelles (and some other muscle cars) sitting too far off the ground.

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  5. Even though this model is a Chevelle, it looks a lot like Milt Burleson's '67 Camaro built for C-Class SCCA competition. The super low and wide stance matched with Gulf colors looks just like this Camaro

    http://www.camaroperformers.com/featured-camaros/1st-gen-camaro-1967-1969/camp-0906-1967-camaro-race-car/viewall.html

    Ryan

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    1. Other than the gulf color scheme, I don't think this casting was influenced by Milt Burleson's '67 Camaro simply because the particular body styling resembles Mark Donohue's AMC Javelin. Not to mention the camaro was fabricated in recent years, while the AMC was around since the 70's

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  6. Upon closer inspection, I can almost confidently say this Chevelle is inspired by that Camaro. All the details like the flares, side exhaust,the rear wing, the splitter, and the paint are so similar.

    Ryan

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  7. I think this is an ok casting, the only problem I have is the rear. It's off to me,it dosen't seem to be correct for that year Chevelle. The rear bumper may be to big or something, something seems off.

    Swifty's Philly Wheels

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    1. Yeah, the rear is what bugs me. Well said...

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  8. The SS Wagon is still my favorite Chevelle casting, but this will still be a definite purchase.

    -ThisDudeAbides

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  9. By the way, Hot Wheels should really consider releasing a '70 Camaro Road Race with decos that match this Chevelle (and the Skyline).

    -ThisDudeAbides

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  10. Look @ that SEXY 68 in the background!

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  11. Theres a 67 Camaro built just like this car, its a scca type car

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