Thursday, March 9, 2017
One & Done. What happened to the Hot Wheels '70 Nova?
Man, that is a good-looking model.
The Nova has gotten its fair share of love from Hot Wheels over the years. The '68 Nova casting shows up from time to time, as does the '66. We have seen the Nova Wagon have its day in the sun as a Super and TRU exclusive as well. And right now, the Nova of choice is the Super Nova Gasser, which will show up soon as an RLC Rewards car, as well as the 2017 Selections model.
But what about the '70?
This is the second model from Modern Classics I have asked about over the last couple of months. The first was the Plymouth Roadrunner, but at least we saw that in Vintage Racing. The '70 Nova debuted in two colors in Modern Classics and then vanished. Nary a peep.
And its a shame. That model is awesome. When Jun Imai designed the Modern Classics, he brought a new look with him. Lowered, meaner looking, and more current takes on classic cars. The '83 Silverado is the most well-known of those models to come from Modern Classics, and this Nova might be the least. Too bad too. The casting hits all the right notes, and my guess is it would be a hit in the basic and some premium lines.
The Modern Classics Nova came in two colors. This chrome version and a blue/orange. This chrome is the must-have for me, and I hold out hope for another at some point.
We will have to see.
(Find the Modern Classics on ebay)