#lamleydaily – October 21, 2017
Model: Hot Wheels Maserati Quattroporte
Line: 2004 Basic Range – First Editions
Where to get it: A legendary peg warmer at the time, now eBay is the only option.
Why it’s in the collection: This is one of the greatest one-and-done castings from Hot Wheels. This blue version is the only Maserati Quattroporte Hot Wheels ever did. I have no idea why that is. My guess is some licensing hiccup, although we did see the MC12 a couple of years later. But this is the one and only Quattroporte.
It isn’t the most detailed model, but it does capture the Maserati, at least silhouette-wise. It was a bit of a surprise back then to hit the mainline, and since it is the only release of the this casting, it is my opinion that most collection should house at least one. There are a lot of cool cars in the Hot Wheels range these days, and the Quattroporte fits in perfectly.