Wednesday, September 11, 2013
15 Super Treasure Hunts in 15 Days: 08 '62 Corvette...
With the last Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt of 2013 hitting the pegs, it is time look back at them all. Over the next 15 weekdays, the Lamley Group will showcase one Super each day, in order from first released to last...
If you missed it:
01 '72 Gran Torino Sport
02 Corvette ZR1
03 '73 Ford Falcon XB
04 '71 El Camino
05 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake
06 '64 Buick Riviera
07 Bone Shaker
We have showcased 7 Super TH's so far in our 15 in 15 series, and all 7 are all lookers. Great paint, great wheels, somewhat understated, all nice.
But now it gets serious.
I don't think it will shock anyone that my favorite Super TH of 2013 is the Toyota 20000GT. I will get into all the reasons why tomorrow when we feature it. But when it comes to pure good-looks on a Super, it does not get better than the '62 Camaro.
After the 2000GT, it is hard for me to pick the runners-up between the 67 Camaro, 07 Mustang, and this one. But based purely on looks, this one takes it.
Start with the fact that the 62 Vette is one of the prettiest US cars ever made. Sporty, but elegant. Eye candy at its finest. Add to that tidbit that Hot Wheels nailed the casting. Here is a case where the large rear wheels really add to the model instead of taking away. The elevated rear and lowered stance add just enough attitude to make the Corvette appropriately menacing, but it retains its sexy lines. And then finish it off with great wheels and a perfect paint job. It makes for a Super TH that most certainly stands out.
This model is the best example of why I have all of a sudden become a Super Treasure Hunt collector. Not because they are rare, not because of the joy of the hunt (but that can be fun), but because these are not truly signature Hot Wheels. The best models of the class. Now when I see a new casting I like, I hope to see it soon as a Super. That is a great thing...
(Find the Super '62 Corvette on ebay...)
Hot Wheels '62 Corvette (2013 Super Treasure Hunt):