Model: Hot Wheels ‘69 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup with adjustable suspension
Line: 2019 Red Line Club Exclusive
Where to get it: Sold out on the RLC, so try ebay or a friend who has an extra
Why it is in the collection: This is not the normal place I would showcase a new RLC model, but considering the Tootsie Roll’r Supernova Gasser goes on sale shortly, why not? I didn’t preview this one, so photos work now, and it will get its video due soon with the final category of the 2019 Lamley Awards – the Best RLC Model – now ready for votes.
It also seems like this we have watched the development of this model for a very long time. In fact, the first time we saw it was when Designer Brendon Vetuskey showcased an early 3D print way back in October of 2018:
Man all those have come a long way, but considering most were released within the last few months, you can see how long it takes to develop a model. Brendon gave us another update in early 2019:
And now it is done, and in our collections. Brendon has been designing for RLC – among his many responsibilities – and has really taken it to another level. RLC members are already paying for the highest quality models Hot Wheels can do, but he has now introduced all kinds of cool features, from opening parts to this crazy cool adjustable suspension.
The truck is pretty as is, but this added suspension feature takes it much further. I prefer lowered, especially with those aftermarket wheels, so that is how I display mine. But maybe a future release will sit on more stock wheels, and I will display that in the more stock height. The wheels are unique to this model, considering they don’t sit on standard axles, so I imagine any other style of wheel would have to be tooled up specifically for the truck.
All aside, that root beer color! It is nice to see a proper C10 from Hot Wheels – Ryu Asada did a great version for the basic range – and hopefully we see more. If we don’t, we got one that can’t look better.