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'80s Corvette
Debut Series Hot Ones
Produced 19832016
Designer Larry Wood
Number 3928
80scorvette silver


Description

The '80's Corvette is modeled after the planned GM 1983 Chevrolet Corvette. But no 1983 Corvettes were ever produced for commercial sales. Of the 43 prototype and assembly line test cars that were made up through early September 1982 - only one vehicle remains. It currently resides at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky on permanent display. When Corvette production resumed in January 1983, a decision was made by GM to sell those cars as an early production run of 1984 models.

This casting featured an opening hood and a two-tone interior. The window piece includes a painted roof and can be found in various opacity versions for most release years. This casting design does not have door mirrors included.

Similar castings; released in 1996 and 1997 - are called the Chevrolet Corvette and are an Ex-Corgi casting. They are often mistaken for this original Hot Wheels Corvette design, but each of these Corvettes have the door mounted side mirrors.

Versions

The '80's Corvette has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1983 Hot Ones Enamel Grey Gray
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Clear Tan and Red GHO 3928 Hong Kong 80sCorvetteGrey
1983 Hot Ones Metalflake Silver Metalflake Silver
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Clear Tan and Red GHO 3928 Hong Kong 80scorvette silver
1983 Hot Ones Enamel Red Red
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Yellow tint Yellow and Brown GHO 3928 Hong Kong 80scorvette red
1986 Turbo Trax Track Enamel White Black top, Orange stripe "CORVETTE", Black "FUEL INJECTION" on hood White
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Clear Tan & Orange GHO 3928 Hong Kong 80sVette WhtL
1987 Hot Ones Black Red & Pink "Corvette" Black
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Clear Red & Grey GHO 1457 Malaysia 80scorvette Black
1989 Park 'n Plates Red Yellow & Black "Corvette" Red
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Clear Black & Red GHO 2170 Malaysia Tan bag in back 80scorvette redyellow
1989 Park 'n Plates Red Yellow & Black "Corvette" Red
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Clear Black & Red GHO 2170 Malaysia Black bag in back Image Not Available
1989 Mainline

Speed Fleet

Blue Red, White & Yellow on sides & hood "88 corvette" Blue
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Red tint Tan and Red GHO 3928 Malaysia Tampo on hood
Tan Bag
'80's Corvette - 5999df
1989 Mainline

Speed Fleet

Blue Red, White & Yellow on sides & hood "88 corvette" Blue
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Red tint Tan and Red GHO 3928 Malaysia Tampo on hood
Red Bag
Image Not Available
1989 Mainline

Speed Fleet

Blue Red, White & Yellow on sides  "88 corvette" Blue
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Red tint Tan and Red GHO 3928 Malaysia No Hood Tampo
Tan Bag
Image Not Available
1989 Mainline

Speed Fleet

Blue Red,White & Yellow on sides  "88 corvette" Blue
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Red tint Tan and Red GHO 3928 Malaysia No Hood Tampo
Red Bag
Image Not Available
1990 Billionth car collection Gold Chrome none Unpainted
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Chrome Black GHO 9250 Malaysia Modified base to mount on trophy 80scorvette billionth

Retooled Versions

This casting has a sealed and non-opening hood, and a slightly different rear clip.

The '80's Corvette has come out in the following retooled 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
503 1996 Mainline & Corvette 5pk Metallic Dark Red Black roof Unpainted
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Clear Grey LW 15781 Malaysia 80corvette.1
503 1996 Mainline & Corvette 5pk Metallic Dark Red Black roof Unpainted
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Clear Grey 3SP Malaysia 80corvette
503 1996 Mainline & Corvette 5pk Metallic Dark Red Black roof Unpainted
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Clear Grey 5SP Malaysia 80s corvette met red 5sp mal base 1996
536 1997 Race Team Series III
4/4
Metalflake Blue Hot Wheels Race Team tampos w/"1" Unpainted
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Clear White 5SP 15781

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Malaysia Blue applied on roof can be light or opaque 80s Corvette RT
536 1997 Race Team Series III #4/4 Metalflake Blue Hot Wheels Race Team tampos w/"1", Blue roof, Unpainted
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Clear White 5DOT 15781 Malaysia 80scorvette HWT5dot
734 1998 Mixed Signals
2/4
Metalflake Green Black roof Unpainted
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Black tint Black LW Malaysia 80sVette GrnL
503 1998 Mainline Metallic Dark Red Black roof Unpainted
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Clear Grey SB 15781 Malaysia 80sVette RedSBR
1103 1999 Mainline Metalflake Gold tiny Black Hot Wheels logo on back Unpainted
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Black tint Black LW 15781 Malaysia Hood does not open 80sVette GldL
5pk 2000 World Tour 5-Pack Yellow w/Black roof Pink and Green Egypt Tampos on side Unpainted
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Clear White 3SP Thailand 80corvette.yellow
219 2001 Mainline Orange Pearl Red & Black silver flames Unpainted
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Tinted grey PR5 53748 Malaysia 80s Corvette orange pearl PR5 2001
219 2001 Mainline Orange Pearl Red, Silver & Black flames Unpainted
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tinted grey 3SP 53748 Malaysia 80s Corvette orange pearl 3sp 2001
4/4 2003 100% Preferred GM Performance Parts 2-tone Red Red top, Light details, corvette emblem on hood Unpainted
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Clear Black RRPrf   Thailand Issued as '84 Corvette 80scorvette 2tonered
4/4 2003 100% Preferred GM Performance Parts Issued as '84 Corvette GM Performance Parts '84 Corvette Silver
5pk 2006 Corvette 5-Pack Yellow Burgundy, Red & Gold Strip on side. "Corvette" on side Polished metal Clear Gold PR5 China 80corvette.yellow1
5pk 2008 Beast Bash 5-Pack Metalflake Dark Teal Orange scallop outlined in Grey Black
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Orange tint White Orange 3SP L9970 Thailand Hood does not open 80sCorvette BeastBash
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2009 Military Rods Flat Khaki Green Black, Gold and White "Military Police" Unpainted
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Tinted Black "Hot Wheels" Red Line, Gold 5SP N9820 Thailand 80sCorvette MilitaryRods
4
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26
2009 Cop Rods N8996 N8996 c 09 001
12
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26
2009 Fire Rods N9030 Image Not Available
22
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32
2011 Cars of the Decades Pearl White Dual gold stripes nose to tail, gold stripe on lower side, "Corvette" on doors Unpainted
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Tinted Pearl Gold White 10SP V4430 Malaysia 80sCorvette Decades
- 2012 The Hot Ones Gunmetal Flake Red and silver stripes on hood, same on body panels, "CORVETTE" written on bottom of door. Unpainted
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Red Tinted Red interior Chrome UH W3796 Thailand Base code(s): E08 '80's Corvette-2012 The Hot Ones
206
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250
2013 HW Showroom Corvette 60th
6/10
Metalflake Purple Light Purple stripes Unpainted
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Tinted Dark Gray J5 X1820 Malaysia Base code(s): E41, E42 '80's Corvette-2013 206 Corvette 60th Anniversary
206
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250
2013 HW Showroom Corvette 60th
6/10
Metalflake Dk. Green Light Green & White stripes Unpainted
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Tinted Green PR5 X1975 Malaysia Base code(s): F01 '80's Corvette-2013 206 Green
- 2013 Retro Entertainment: A-Team White Red stripe, Corvette logo, door handles, lights Unpainted
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Tinted (Black) Dark red MD X8894 Malaysia Base code(s): F17 HW-2014-Retro Entertainment-'80s Corvette-The A Team
- 2015 HW Entertainment (A View to a Kill) Metalflake Silver Corvette logo on top, Silver roof, Black trim Unpainted
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Tinted (Black) Dark Grey Black striped Silver DISH CFR21 Malaysia Named Corvette
Base code(s): H33
Corvette package front
- 2016 HW Retro Style Yellow Red & Black racing deco "LWood" "84" Unpainted
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Tinted (Black) Dark Grey 5SP DNF29 Malaysia Target Exclusive
Base code(s): J50, K08, K09
Retro Style Series '80s Corvette

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