This casting is almost identical to the '69 Dodge Charger casting released by Hot wheels in 2004.
The '69 Charger 500 was produced by Dodge as a result of not winning NASCAR in 1968, being defeated by Ford and Chevrolet. Tunnel tests indicated that the indented grill of the '68 Charger caused drag, and the recessed backlight rendered the car unstable on oval racetracks. To fix these aerodynamic issues, Dodge installed a flush grill and headlights from a '68 Coronet and made the backlight flush by mounting a large rear window to fill the "vacuum" left by the '68 backlight. This greatly improved aerodynamics.
The '69 Dodge Charger 500 has been released in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|019/250||2015||HW City - HW Performance||Metalflake Blue||Orange, Black, White & Silver HEMI 50 Years logo on sides, White stripe across rear trunk and fenders||Chrome Plastic||Clear||Black||5SP||CFH22||Malaysia||New Model|
Base code(s): G32, G37
|019/250||2015||HW City - HW Performance||Metalflake Purple||Orange, Black, White & Silver HEMI 50 Years logo on sides, White stripe across rear trunk and fenders||Chrome Plastic||Clear||Black||5SP||CFJ71||Malaysia||New Model|
Base code(s): G44, G45
|Red||Black lines graphic. Black "Dodge" trunk tampo. Silver "500" hood tampo. Silver Hot Wheels logo on rear-quarter.||Chrome Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||Grey MC5||DHR04||Malaysia||Base code(s): J03|
|ZAMAC||Red lines graphic. Red "Dodge" trunk tampo. Black "500" hood tampo. Black Hot Wheels logo on rear-quarter.||Chrome Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||Grey MC5||DHX91||Malaysia||Walmart Exclusive|
|Light Green||Black lines graphic. Black "Dodge" trunk tampo. Black "500" hood tampo. Black Hot Wheels logo on rear-quarter.||Chrome Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||Grey MC5||DHX23||Malaysia||Base code(s): J22|
|Yellow||Black & Silver stripes on sides & top, Mooneyes logo on sides||Chrome Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||MC5||DTY89||Malaysia||Base code(s): J42, J44|
|Black||White & Yellow stripes on sides & top, Mooneyes logo on sides||Chrome Plastic||Tinted (Yellow)||Yellow||Yellow Black MC5||DVC41||Malaysia||Base code(s): K16, K17, K21|
|Green||Black and White stripes Sides and hood. Dodge, BF Goodrich Logos on sides||Chrome Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||Chrome Rimmed MC5||FXJ78||Malaysia||Base code(s): K38, K39, K44, K46, K47|
|Purple Metallic||Orange Stripes with White Panels on Hood, Doors, and Rear Quarters. Dodge & BF Goodrich Logos on panels, Hot Wheels logo on Front Fenders.||Chrome Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||Chrome Orange Rimmed & Black COBMC5||FKB08||Malaysia||Base code(s): L06, L11, L14|
|Black||Speedkore Logo on sides, Textured pattern on hood||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Dark Grey||Grey PR5||FYC18||Malaysia||Base code(s): L41, L43, L44|
|Blue||Speedkore Logo on sides, Textured pattern on hood||Chrome / Plastic||Tinted (Smoke)||Black||Gray PR5||FYD94||Malaysia||Base code(s): M05, M10|
From the back of the 2015 card:
Birthplace: Auburn Hills, MI, USA
Designer: Chrysler Group LLC
Specialty: Engineered to conquer the high-banked oval track, the rear window on the racer was designed flush with the rest of the roof. It's got a 1968 Coronet grille up front, a 426 Hemi under the hood and is ready to dominate the sprints, With Engine V8.