In 1968, Mattel released the first Hot Wheels--1/64th scale die cast metal cars that were different from Matchbox cars with their enlarged wheels, their custom hotrod design aesthetic and their spectra-flame paint. Can you name the original 16 Hot Wheel castings?
If you know your Hot Wheels, this could be easy...if you don't, the hints probably won't help you very much.
The answers are in alphabetical order based on the name that Hot Wheels identifies each of the cars.
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Name of Car
Based on and named after a real custom car designed by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth 1961, this car featured a clear bubble canopy.
A custom version of a Plymouth pony car.
A custom version of a Chevrolet pony car--this was the first Hot Wheels car produced.
A custom version of a Chevrolet sports car, noted for its fiberglass bodywork.
A custom version of a Mercury pony car.
A custom version of a Chrysler fullsized luxury car.
A custom version of a Pontiac pony car.
Harry Bentley Bradley designed 11 of the Original 16 Redlines, including this one based on his custom 1964 Chevrolet El Camino--but named for a trim level of the Chevrolet C-10 pick-up.
Name of Car
A custom version of a Ford pony car--the original pony car.
A custom version of a Ford personal luxury car, with a nickname that the Beach Boys sang about in "Fun, Fun, Fun".
The real car was proposed by Ferdinand Porsche back in 1934 but the Hot Wheels version was based on a custom 1/24 scale model that featured a blown V-8 engine.
Mike and Larry Alexander customized a 1965 Dodge A100 pick-up truck for the 1967 Detroit Autorama car show based on a Harry Bradley design. What made the Hot Wheel version distinct were the two detachable surfboards.
This car was meant to be the latest redesign of the Ford GT. A deadly accident during testing lead to significant changes, so this Hot Wheel casting represents a car design that was abandoned.
Based on a 1913 Model T that was customized into a hot rod in 1964 and known as either "King T" or "Tognotti's T".
Based on a fully custom car designed by the staff of Car Craft Magazine in 1961 and built by Bill Cushenbery in 1963, which was known originally as the "Dream Rod" and, after some additional modifications and a new paint job, as the "Tiger Shark".
Based on (and sharing a name with) a futuristic show car designed and built by Bill Cushenberry in 1962, this is another Hot Wheels Original Redline that featured a bubble top.