It is time to get this one out from among the shadows...
It has only been 17 months since the release Hot Wheels 2013 Boulevard Batch A, and maybe it is time we get over the Datsun 510 Wagon and give the Renault 5 Turbo its proper due.
Actually the Renault is far from a secret. The amount sold in the Lamley Sale at Wheel Collectors says you guys already know how cool this model is. (Well at least you know how cool the wheels are. We think a few of these Renaults will be sacrificial lambs in the name of future customs.)
So considering many of you are buying these up, and because Speedhunters just recently featured a 5 Turbo, we think this mean mid-engine mini hatchback is definite Cool is Cool is Cool recipient.
And maybe this will inspire another mini obsession here at Lamley. We are always professing our love for wagons, and you also may have noticed more than a few classic pickups gracing our blog lately. But we also have a lot of love for hatchbacks. How can you not when you grew up in the 80's and 90's?
Of course the Renault 5 is a child of the 70's, so that is a good place to start, and knowing us many more are coming. We welcome your suggestions as well.
So we will let the Boulevard Datsun Wagon and Hakosuka take a back seat, at least for a day. The Renault 5 was as great of a new release as the Wagon, Jeep Wagoneer, and Porsche 993 were in that series, it just was part of the wrong batch. We imagine we will see this model again, at least we hope we do. It surely has a bright future...
(Grab the Renault Turbo on ebay...)
Hot Wheels Renault 5 Turbo (2013 Boulevard):