Sometimes you are a little late to the game on a model.
The prices on ebay indicate that there were A LOT of people late to the game on the Datsun 510, and thankfully we weren’t one of them. The black 5-spoke version we acquired back then would be near impossible to get now. If we had to predict, the First Editions of the R34 Skyline in grey and blue may be the next to be high on the “late to the game” list. (Look at us, creating hype out of nothing. Fun.)
But we have been severely late to game on several things. Modern Classics come to mind. I remember buying the Camaro Concept and Dodge Challenger, and leaving a whole lot of others I am scrambling to get now. Vintage Racing? Another line that I skipped on because of the $5 price point. I bought two Datsuns thankfully, but left a slew of others. At one point I finally bought the Vintage Racing ’71 AMC Javelin that I had passed on the pegs at a rural Kmart for over a year, and I am glad I did.
But we aren’t here to talk about those lines or models. We are here to talk about the ’83 Chevy Silverado. A model that has been enjoying quite the party, and we at Lamley only recently arrived.
Many of you who follow Lamley on Instagram have noticed we have been creating a small Silverado collection, with several packages arriving in the last couple of weeks. That was on purpose, as we figured now was as good of a time as any to start the collection, considering the Silverado Super TH has just been released.
We have by no means created a complete collection of the Silverado, but we have most of the models we have been after. With the ultra-rare Military and Fire Rods models out there, along with an RLC exclusive, we may never finish the collection, but that is ok. We think we have a nice variety.
And since we want to show all of them off, one post would be far too long. So we are dividing it into two. We will start this morning with our photos of the just-released Super Treasure Hunt, along with its mainline counterpart.
Why is the Silverado one of our Cool is Cool is Cool models? Easy. It already has been. It was part of our first CiCiC feature on classic red pickups, and we highlighted the Decades version from a few years ago. Classic pickups, especially those from the 70’s and 80’s, are going to get our attention, so we are still baffled as to why we have been passing on the Silverado. It has a great stance, simple detail, and was designed by Jun Imai. Jun infuses car culture into his designs, and the Silverado is no exception.
For now, let’s concentrate on the Super TH. It is interesting, because it seems the Silverado has been a signature Hot Wheels model for quite awhile now, that the Super marks only the third time the casting has sported Real Riders. RLC, Slick Rides, and now. It has enjoyed a few premium versions, but in basic wheel lines like Modern Classics, Decades, Holiday, and Police/Fire/Military Rods. The basic version is also the first with PR5 wheels, which in our opinion work nicely.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy our pics of what is easily one of our Top 3 Supers for 2014 (nothing will beat the “Cool is Cool is Cool” legend that is the Greenwood Corvette, but that is for another time).
Hot Wheels ’83 Chevy Silverado (2014 Super Treasure Hunt & Mainline):
Coming later today, Cool is Cool is Cool, Part 2: