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Custom '72 Chevy LUV
Debut Series HW Hot Trucks
Produced 2016 - Present
Designer Ryu Asada
Number DHP17
HW-2016-148-Custom '72 Chevy Luv-HotTrucks.jpg



Description

First generation American-market variant of Isuzu's Compact pickup, the Isuzu Faster. The Faster was sold in North America as the Chevrolet LUV (which stands for Light Utility Vehicle). The LUV and its chief rival, the Datsun 620, both debuted in 1972 in both Japan and internationally. For it's initial 2016 release, Hot Wheels decked her out in the colors featured in the 1970s as the 'Mighty Mike' decal package as the original ad pictured at Japanese Nostalgic Cars shows.

Versions

The Custom '72 Chevy LUV 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
148/250 2016 HW Hot Trucks
8/10
Yellow Orange, Red & Black stripes on sides & hood Yellow
/
Plastic
Tinted (Black) Chrome 5SP DHP17 Malaysia New Model
Base code(s): H33, H36
HW-2016-148-Custom '72 Chevy Luv-HotTrucks.jpg
148/250 2016 HW Hot Trucks
8/10
Red Black, White & Orange stripes on sides & hood, with Silver details Red
/
Plastic
Tinted (Black) Chrome 5SP DHX47 Malaysia New Model
Base code(s): H46, H49, H50
72ChevyLuvX6999.jpg
036/365 2017 HW Flames
10/10
Blue Orange & White Flames HW Logo on doors Orange
/
Plastic
Tinted (Black) Chrome OH5SP DTX88 Malaysia Base code(s): J35, J40 Custom '72 Chevy LUV 2017.png
2017 HW Flames
10/10
Matte Black Green & Yellow Flames HW Logo on doors Green
/
Plastic
Tinted (Smoke) Chrome OH5SP FCJ75 Malaysia Kroger exclusive
Base code(s): K01
Krogerluv.jpg
030/250 2019 HW Hot Trucks
9/10
Green Yellow, Orange & Brown stripes on sides & hood; HW logo on front fenders Black
/
Plastic
Tinted (Black) Chrome OH5SP FYC59 Malaysia Base code(s): L34, L35 Custom '72 Chevy LUV. 2018 HW Hot Trucks. Front.jpg
030/250 2019 HW Hot Trucks
9/10
ZAMAC Light Blue & Dark Blue stripes on sides & hood; HW logo on front fenders Black
/
Plastic
Tinted (Black) Chrome Light Blue AeroDisc FYG31 Malaysia Zamac Exclusive
Base code(s):
2019 HOT WHEELS ZAMAC CUSTOM '72 CHEVY LUV.jpg
2020 Car Culture: Power Trip
3/5
Metalflake Purple Red, Orange, Yellow & White Stripes, Front/Rear lights Metalflake Purple
/
Metal
Tinted (Smoke) Chrome Chrome RR10SP GJR03 Thailand New Die-cast Chassis
Base code(s): N33, N35
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2020 Flying Customs Red Yellow, Orange & Black 'Z' striping Black
/
Plastic
Tinted (Light Blue) Chrome Chrome Gold GHO GJW95 Thailand Base code(s): Flying Customs Custom '72 Chevy LUV.jpg
2021 Hot Pickups
5/5
Light Blue Two-tone Blue & White stripes, Black square on hood Light Blue
/
Plastic
Clear Chrome 5SP GRP27 Malaysia Base code(s): N51, P01, P05 HW CUSTOM 72 CHEVY LUV Boulevard SKYBLUE.jpg

2016 card

From the back of the 2016 card:

Born: 1972
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Designer: General Motors
Specialty: LUV stands for light utility vehicle and this souped-up, decked out version features an exposed engine, sun roof, and plenty of power.

Trivia

  • Technically, the Chevrolet LUV isn't a Chevrolet at all. They were rebadged Isuzu Fasters that GM sold in the Americas before developing compact pickups of their own. If you count it, this truck is one of only two Isuzu vehicles that Hot Wheels has ever released, the other being the 1999 Isuzu VehiCross.


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