The ’57 Chevy. An iconic car, and an iconic Hot Wheels model. And I hardly know anything about either.
So I apologize about that, and welcome the comments of ’57 Chevy fans. While I acknowledge the significance of the ’57 Chevy, that era of cars has never been one that interests me. We all have our preferences I guess. And if you ask me about the history of the Hot Wheels model, I can tell you this:
– It comes with and without an exposed engine, and there is no rhyme or reason to when each is used.
– It debuted in 1977 (I cheated and checked South Texas).
– It was part of the famous 2005 Treasure Hunt series, and had a wheel vary, the black-rim version being the rarer of the two.
That’s all that comes to mind.
But this version in purple was hard to ignore, and it is obvious there will be a lot of collectors out there who will be after this one. It looks good, and seems to be nicely settled into a hot rod outfit. It works quite well. But again, what do I know?
(Find the 57 Chevy and the rest of HW 2013 Batch M at Wheel Collectors, and make sure you mention Lamley for a 10% discount…)
Hot Wheels ’57 Chevy (2013 Mainline):
2 Replies to “First Look: Hot Wheels 2013 ’57 Chevy in purple…”
This one is actually pretty tight! I like everything except for those yellow windows. (come on, will it kill Mattel to use clear windows?) But, this is a casting I collect (go figure), so this one will most likely make it home with me.
To each his own, but by the way- I LOVE 50'S cars! They had style!
On Tuesday I bought Matchbox '57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible in light blue. I think it is much better version than this Hot Wheels car. In my Matchbox Chevy I detailed some chrome parts, lights etc. and now it looks really realistic, almost like some Greenlight or Johnny L.