This isn’t the only time this model will be featured this week, and it is surely worth a large amount of coverage. Later coverage will revolve around this:
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We will be @japaneseclassiccarshow on the Sat Sept. 23rd. Showing off some new stuff and you can check out the #matchboxcustomcontest2017 winners/ carshow. There will also be some mini posters and some raffles. Checkout the @nissanusa booth look for the Matchbox logo, see you there.
But first, here is a wheel variation to look for. The Matchbox Team hinted at an early run of Datsun 510 Rally models with 6-spoke wheels, and it looks like they are hitting.
The 510 is just starting to hit online, and I have heard of them being found at TRU. Hobby shops like Wheel Collectors and A&J will have them as well.
The planned wheels for this model are the disks, as shown on the artwork and the FEP model Mattel provided for preview. For whatever reason the first models off the line are sporting the 6-spokes. The question will be how many actually were made this way. At this point it is hard to tell. The Matchbox Team thinks it will be a very early run, with the model quickly changing to disks. But we have seen other times were the opposite is true, and it could be that the 6-spokes will be the more common wheel. Only time will tell.
So keep your eyes open. This is destined to be a popular model, and a wheel variation just adds to that. More on the 510 to come…