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Chrysler Thunderbolt
Debut Series First Editions
Produced 1998 - 2003
Designer Mark Jones
Number 18844
Chrysler Thunderbolt Slv.JPG



Description

The Chrysler Thunderbolt was a four-seat concept car designed by Tom Gale which debuted at the 1993 North American International Auto Show. Intended to be a halo car, the car was based on a lengthened Chrysler LH platform shared with the Concorde, Intrepid, LHS and 300M. The car was fully functional and was powered by an experimental 4.0L 32-valve V8 designed by François Castaing fed through a 4-speed automatic transmission, and featured a highly advanced infotainment system with a satnav and built-in video games. The real car was located at the Walter P. Chrysler museum but has since been relocated as the museum has since closed.

The Hot Wheels Highway 35: World Race incarnation of the Thunderbolt produces 670 HP from a mid-mounted V10 which is mated to conceal experimental worm drive propellers. The car is driven by Fluke of the Wave Rippers.

Versions

The Chrysler Thunderbolt has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
671 1998 First Editions
32/40
Pearl Silver Purple Hot Wheels logo on trunk Black / Plastic Tinted (Purple) White 5DOT 18844 Malaysia Chrysler Thunderbolt Slv.JPG
1107 1999 Mainline Metalflake Dark Blue Black, Blue, Silver flames Black / Plastic Black tint White 3SP 24121 Malaysia Chrysler Thunderbolt Blu.JPG
004 2000 Future Fleet
4/4
Black Purple, yellow Silver markings Grey / Plastic Yellow tint White 3SP 26007 Malaysia Chrysler Thunderbolt CD.JPG
225 2000 Mainline Red Silver flames outlined in pink,
Black 'Lucero' outlined in pink.
Black and pink stripes along bottom edge.
Black / Plastic Clear Black 5SP 29281 Malaysia 'EL REY SPECIAL' on rear of card HW CHRYSLER THUNDERBOLT 29281 1 C.jpg
225 2000 Mainline #225 Red

White, Silver, & Black flames/stripes

Black / Plastic Clear Black 5SP 29281 Thailand Chrysler Thunderbolt Red.JPG
5pk 2001 Shark Park Black Blue full shark on doors, open-mouthed shark on hood Grey / Plastic Blue tint White 3SP 50012 Thailand Shark-themed Chrysler thunderbolt black shark park 5-pack 2001.JPG
136 2002 Mainline #136 Metalflake Red Black / Plastic Yellow Tint Black Gold 5DOT 55021 Malaysia DSCN3386-1-.jpg
2003 Highway 35 World Race

6/35

Metalflake Purple Wave Rippers Team Graphics Black / Plastic Clear Black Blue-Rim, White CM5 B0896 Thailand Chrysler Thunderbolt - Hwy 35.jpg

1998-card

From the back of the 1998-card:

COLLECTOR TIP
The HOT WHEELS® Chapparal 2G racer was available from 1969-1971 and came in over a dozen colors. Look for the metallic pink version which is highly valued by collectors!


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