Model: Studebaker Avanti
Release: 2011 Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt
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Why I am featuring it: I am featuring it simply because it is a casting has only been out a couple of times and it is a cool Super Treasure Hunt. The casting debuted in the Classics line in 2009 and alike all the cars in that series, it had multiple color variations. Also the series it was in which was Classics Series 5 had chase cars with Real Rider tires. I don’t have any of those releases in my collection but I would not mind adding them.
This is the only version of the casting that I have which is the Super Treasure Hunt from 2011. It is a really nice looking STH. Like it’s other versions in the Classics series, this has a metal body and base. The Spectraflame gold color and the subtle graphics look great on this car. The car also has graphics on all sides including the headlights and taillights. The wheel choice is good except for maybe the width of the front wheels causing them to stick out of the wheel well a little bit. All in all, though, I really like this one and wonder why the casting has yet to be used again since this release.
3 Replies to “Lamley Daily: Super Treasure Hunt Studebaker”
I love this one. It would be great for the model to return, but classic American oddities are out of fashion right now in the die-cast world. Maybe someday.
I also love the level of detail this model received. From the deco on all sides right down to the white-stripe tires, this TH doesn’t disappoint. They certainly don’t make Supers like this anymore.
This is a nice one, I wasn’t aware it was used as a Super. I have the green one from the Classics series that I picked up cheap from a hobby store that used to stock second-hand carded Hot Wheels, and I like it a lot. I think the front AND rear tires are too beefy on this one, makes it look like a quasi-dragster. I like everything else though, nice simple deco and detailing.
I had no idea this casting existed. Looks great, with the exception of the overly large wheels, which make it look a bit like a drag car as Ben mentions. I haven’t always been an Avanti fan, but the design has aged well and I must say has grown on me. It’d be nice to see this casting make the rounds again, even if as a basic. Now I hate to be “that guy”, but it kind of feels like this would make a better Matchbox model than HW, in a similar vein to the recent Plymouth Savoy.