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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ferrari Racers: The Hot Wheels' predecessor to the Speed Machines...


We got a lot of feedback on last week's feature on the defunct Hot Wheels Speed Machines line.  The consensus was that this line would be very popular today, the comolds look awesome, and that Hot Wheels should do something along these lines again.

We agree.

The Speed Machines was a tremendous line, and the cars seem to get better with age.  It is interesting to think what the Speed Machines lineup would look like today if it continued.  Honda S2000? Pagani Huayra, a Skyline or two, and surely another slew of Ferraris, from the 458 to FF to F12 and LaFerrari.

Ferrari and Hot Wheels have been hand-in-hand for years, and we hope that relationship continues in some shape or form.  But if it doesn't, we have plenty to look back on fondly.  One such thing is the Ferrari Racer line.

We at Lamley don't know too much about the line, other than some models were worldwide-only, and never saw US shores.  Others hung on pegs for months and years.  We had to acquire a few from overseas sellers.

What we can assume is the Ferrari Racer line inspired the Speed Machines.  It is all there.  Many modern castings, all with extra tampos, all with comolds, and all looking really sharp.

There are some real gems in the line, most of which we don't have.  But we decided to show what we do have, and we think a few of you might really like these.  And if you do, you should see  what is available at ebay.


Hot Wheels Ferrari Racers:
















































9 comments:

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  2. I've got a slew of Speed Machines, as well as a couple Ferrari Racers for sale on eBay: seller ID cincinnatikyle1985

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    1. I think you have the price on your black 599xx confused with what a Zamac one could bring on a very sunny day.

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  3. What were they thinking when they did the chrome interior on that 599?
    Stew

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  4. The Red 308 GTS is very sweet, but you are missing the best one out of the entire series! The RED 250 LM, hands down the sharpest out of the series, that is, if you can find one!

    Later!

    Rod

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    1. That one was pretty awesome. I sold most of my FR collection on ebay maybe 9 months to a year ago and couldn't believe how much that one brought in, it was apparently much more rare than I expected.

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  5. Little clarification, I am referring to the one that is DARK Red, and has #23 on the side!

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  6. I wish I decided to collect this whole series from the start. When they came out, I was just picking and choosing, and only years later decided I wanted the complete set. There are a few duds with a little too crazy paint jobs, flashy chrome, etc, but the line produced some of the best Ferrari's HW has ever done. The red 250 LM, red P4, red 246 Dino, red 456, and red Enzo test car are my top 5 from the series. I'm up to about 60 so I still have a dozen or so I need to track down.

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  7. I regret loading this page. Now I know of a Scuderia I don't have.

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