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Custom Charger
Debut Series 1969 Hot Wheels
Produced 1969-1971 (Original)

2008 Only (Re-Tool)

Designer Ira Gilford
Number #6268
Customcharger

Description

The Custom Charger is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted in the 1969 Hot Wheels range of vehicles. It is based on the real-life 1969 Dodge Charger.

It was manufactured only at the USA factory and was released from 1969 to 1971 and was packaged with a metal 'Collectors Button' which was printed in either USA or Hong Kong.

The Custom Charger could be found in a variety of Spectraflame colors, some of which are very hard to find and desireable. Of particular note are Custom Chargers painted in Spectraflame Brown, only a handful are known to exist and are regarded as one of the rarest and most valuable Hot Wheels of the 'Spectraflame Era'. Some vehicles have been claimed to be 'Brown' but on closer inspection it becomes apparent that they are merely a darker shade of the more common Spectraflame Orange. There also exists one Custom Charger in Spectraflame Light Blue, although it is unknown whether it is a regular production car or a pre-production. Also, sometimes Spectraflame Lime cars are passed off as the harder-to-find Spectraflame Antifreeze.

All Custom Chargers came with a white interior, clear windows and red tail-lights. Most cars have a black painted grille, but some have been found with an unpainted grille although this may just be a factory 'error'. The majority of Custom Chargers came equipped with delrin 'Bearing' Redline wheels, and some later produced cars came with 'Capped' Redline wheels. 

The Custom Charger went without being released for 37 years until being re-tooled for a one-time-only release in the HWC.com Series 7 Real Riders.

Versions

The Custom Charger has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Custom Charger (2) (Small)
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Uncommon Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Fgfgfgdg z
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light 'Apple' Green None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Uncommon Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Lime None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Antifreeze None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Hard To Find Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Uncommon Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Gold None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Customcharger
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Orange None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Hard To Find Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Brown None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Extremely Rare Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Custom Charger
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Rose None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Uncommon Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Uncommon Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Uncommon Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Hot Pink None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Uncommon Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Creamy 'Lavender' Pink None Unpainted / Metal Clear RL 6268 USA Rare / Speculative Image Not Available

2008 Retooled Version

The Custom Charger has come out 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
5/6 2008 HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 7 - Real Riders Spectraflame Purple w/ White Roof, Flat Black Hood Yellow & Orange Stripes and 'Dodge' Chrome Plated / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black Good Year, Chrome RR L8687 China

7,500 Produced

Named: 'Custom '69 Dodge Charger'

Custom69DodgeCharger HWC

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