Honestly, I am still surprised this model even exists.
Much like the 1963 Aston Martin DB5, the Hot Wheels Porsche 356A Outlaw was a complete, but most welcome, surprise. Great model choice, great execution. And a very sharp debut in black:
An easy candidate for model of the year, this Porsche. The casting is near-flawless, with its front and rear details and perfect stance. And the black is sharp, especially with the gold and red trim. Of course, being a Matchbox guy, the deco is a little busy for me, and those wheels just don’t work. Hot Wheels probably doesn’t have a great wheel option for this model, but Matchbox does, as customizer @philiphilip on Instagram has shown with his stunning 356A customs (2 of my favorites this year):
But alas, those are customs, and this is a Hot Wheels.
Enter the recolor. The black version was nice, the grey version is super-nice. As far as Hot Wheels basic wheels go, the best choice, and a color to show off the greatness of the casting as well. I don’t even mind the deco as much.
This model has a VERY bright future. I cannot wait to see what other designs this model will get. Hopefully some deco-less versions to mirror the real Outlaws. Just think what a premium version would look like.
We are off to a good start. This is a model that definitely falls into my “Hot Wheels Completist” section of my collection. Every version of this casting gets a spot. We will see if any future versions trump the latest version…
(Find the 356A Outlaw in Hot Wheels 2016 Batch H…)