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{{casting|name=Custom Corvette|series=[[1968 Hot Wheels]]|number=|years=1968 - 1969
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{{casting|name=Custom Corvette|series=[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]|number=6215|years=[[1968]] (Original)<br/>[[2005]] - Present ([[Retool]])
[[Retool|Re-Cast]]2005
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|designer=[[Harry Bradley]] (Original)
|designer=[[Harry Bradley]]|image=Customcorvette.jpg}}
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[[Mark Jones]] ([[Retool]])|image=Customcorvette.jpg}}
=='''Custom Corvette Description'''==
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==Custom Corvette Description==
'''Custom Corvette''' was one of the first cars released in the original [[1968 Hot Wheels]] line-up. This is a very interesting casting to come into Mattel's line-up in 1968. The Drawing's for the stingray ended up at Mattel in a curious way. The Designer had once worked for GM and so knowing the ends and outs, slipping threw the lunch door and rolling up some sheets, put them in his half cuff crutches. It is said that the Hot Wheels 'vette was released before the Real one.
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''The'' '''Custom Corvette''' was one of the first cars released in the original [[1968 Hot Wheels]] line-up.
   
To put another twist to the 'vette story. It seems that murky toy cars came up with a casting just like Mattel's.
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According to lore, because of the fact that Harry Bradley worked for GM shortly before moving to Mattel, he snuck out copies of the blueprints for the real '68 Stingray and used them as a base for the Hot Wheels model. Since he was a designer there, he knew exactly where to get the materials for designing these new "hot wheels" in 1967.
   
=='''USA Versions'''==
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When the first 16 Hot Wheels debuted in the summer of 1968 (the Custom Corvette was one of them), the cat was out of the bag, as Chevrolet's 1968 Corvette was not due out for another few months still. This worked out in a good way, as it created more hype for Chevrolet and the Stingray from both kids and adults alike.
The Custom Corvette has come out in the following versions:
 
   
Notes:Clear Glass, Flat base, Sterring wheel part of interior, tail end part of base
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The Muky Toys Co. of Argentina purchased (or illegally acquired) the old tools and dies for this casting when they were retired by Mattel and used them to make their plastic-bodied line of Hot Wheels clones in the 1970's, only sold in the Argentinan market
   
Colors are desending in rarity from common to rare.
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All USA versions had Clear glass, a steering wheel that was inserted in the dashboard and the end of the car was part of the base.
   
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The Hong Kong versions on the other hand had Tinted (Blue) glass, a steering wheel that was part of the interior and the end of the car was part of the body.
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==USA Versions==
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Color'''
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The '''Custom Corvette''' has come out in the following versions (colors are desending in rarity from common to rare):
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Tampo'''
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Base Color / Type'''
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Window Color'''
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Interior Color'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Series'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Wheel Type'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Color'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''cast#'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Tampo'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Country'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Base Color / Type'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Notes / Variations'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Window Color'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Photo'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Interior Color'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Wheel Type'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''cast#'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Country'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Notes / Variations'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Photo'''
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
|[[1968 Hot Wheels]]
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|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]
|Spectraflame Red
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|[[Spectraflame]] Red
 
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|Unpainted / Metal
 
|Unpainted / Metal
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|Clear
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|light Brown
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
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|US
 
|US
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
|[[1968 Hot Wheels]]
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|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]
|Spectraflame Olive
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|[[Spectraflame]] Olive
 
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|Unpainted / Metal
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|Clear
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|White
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
|[[1968 Hot Wheels]]
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|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]
|Spectraflame Green
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|[[Spectraflame]] Green
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
|[[1968 Hot Wheels]]
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|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]
|Spectraflame Blue
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|Unpainted / Metal
 
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|US
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
|[[1968 Hot Wheels]]
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|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]
|Spectraflame Rose
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|[[Spectraflame]] Rose
 
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|Unpainted / Metal
 
|Unpainted / Metal
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|Clear
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|White
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
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|US
 
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|[[Image:RLcrvette.JPG|75px]]
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
|[[1968 Hot Wheels]]
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|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]
|Spectraflame orange
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|Unpainted / Metal
 
|Unpainted / Metal
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
|[[1968 Hot Wheels]]
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|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]
|Spectraflame purple
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|[[Spectraflame]] purple
 
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|Unpainted / Metal
 
|Unpainted / Metal
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|Clear
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|White
 
|[[RL]]
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
|[[1968 Hot Wheels]]
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|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]
|Spectraflame antifreeze
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|[[Spectraflame]] antifreeze /
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Lime
 
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|Unpainted / Metal
 
|Unpainted / Metal
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|Clear
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|White
 
|[[RL]]
 
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|US
 
|US
 
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|[[File:100 2983-0.jpg|centre|thumb|75x75px]]
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
|[[1968 Hot Wheels]]
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|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]
|Spectraflame aqua
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|[[Spectraflame]] aqua
 
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|Unpainted / Metal
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
|[[1968 Hot Wheels]]
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|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]
|Spectraflame gold
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|Unpainted / Metal
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
|[[1968 Hot Wheels]]
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|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]
|Spectraflame magenta
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|[[Spectraflame]] magenta
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
|[[1968 Hot Wheels]]
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|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]
|Spectraflame windex blue
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|[[Spectraflame]] windex blue
 
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|Unpainted / Metal
 
|Unpainted / Metal
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
|[[1968 Hot Wheels]]
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|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]
|Spectraflame light blue
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|[[Spectraflame]] light blue
 
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|Unpainted / Metal
 
|Unpainted / Metal
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|US
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
|[[1968 Hot Wheels]]
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|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]
|Spectraflame yellow
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|[[Spectraflame]] yellow
 
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|Unpainted / Metal
 
|Unpainted / Metal
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|US
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
|[[1968 Hot Wheels]]
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|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet Sixteen]]
|Spectraflame brown
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|[[Spectraflame]] brown
 
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|Unpainted / Metal
 
|Unpainted / Metal
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|US
 
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=='''Hong Kong Versions'''==
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==Hong Kong Versions==
The Custom Corvette has come out in the following versions:
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The '''Custom Corvette''' has come out in the following versions (colors are desending in rarity from common to rare):
 
Notes: Blue tinted glass, Steering wheel stuck into dash, Detailed base,tail end part of body.
 
 
Colors are desending in rarity from common to rare.
 
   
{| style="font-size: 85%; text-align: left;" class="wikitable sortable" width="100%"
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="font-size: 85%; text-align: left;" width="100%"
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Year'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Year'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Series'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Series'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Color'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Color'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''sticker'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''sticker'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Base Color / Type'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Base Color / Type'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Window Color'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Window Color'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Interior Color'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Interior Color'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Wheel Type'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Wheel Type'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''cast#'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''cast#'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Country'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Country'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Notes / Variations'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Notes / Variations'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Photo'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Photo'''
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
|Spectraflame Red
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|[[Spectraflame]] Red
 
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|Metal
 
|Metal
 
|Blue tint
 
|Blue tint
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|White
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
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|[[File:Cusi_corvette_68_red_hk.jpg|left|75px]]
 
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|-
|1968
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|[[1968]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
|Spectraflame Olive
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|[[Spectraflame]] Olive
 
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|Metal
 
|Metal
 
|Blue tint
 
|Blue tint
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|Brown
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
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|HK
 
|HK
 
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|[[File:100 2981.jpg|centre|thumb|75x75px]]
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
|Spectraflame Blue
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|[[Spectraflame]] Blue
 
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|Metal
 
|Metal
 
|Blue tint
 
|Blue tint
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|Brown
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
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|HK
 
|HK
 
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|[[File:100 2978.jpg|centre|thumb|75x75px]]
 
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|-
|1968
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|[[1968]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
|Spectraflame Aqua
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|[[Spectraflame]] Aqua
 
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|Metal
 
|Metal
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|HK
 
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|[[File:Image not available.jpg|75px]]
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
|Spectraflame Green
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|[[Spectraflame]] Green
 
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|
 
|Metal
 
|Metal
 
|Blue tint
 
|Blue tint
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|Brown
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
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|HK
 
|HK
 
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|[[File:100 2979.jpg|centre|thumb|75x75px]]
 
|-
 
|-
|1968
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|[[1968]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
|Spectraflame Purple
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|[[Spectraflame]] Purple
 
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|
 
|Metal
 
|Metal
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|HK
 
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|[[File:Image not available.jpg|75px]]
 
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|1968
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|[[1968]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
|Spectraflame Brown
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|[[Spectraflame]] Brown
 
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|
 
|Metal
 
|Metal
 
|Blue tint
 
|Blue tint
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|light Brown
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
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|HK
 
|HK
 
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|[[File:100 3088.jpg|centre|thumb|75x75px]]
 
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|-
|1968
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|[[1968]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
|Spectraflame Orange
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|[[Spectraflame]] Orange
 
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|
 
|Metal
 
|Metal
 
|Blue tint
 
|Blue tint
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|White
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
|
 
|
 
|HK
 
|HK
 
|
 
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|[[File:100 2977.jpg|centre|thumb|75x75px]]
 
|-
 
|-
|1968
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|[[1968]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
|Spectraflame Gold
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|[[Spectraflame]] Gold
 
|
 
|
 
|Metal
 
|Metal
 
|Blue tint
 
|Blue tint
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|Brown
 
|[[RL]]
 
|[[RL]]
 
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|
 
|HK
 
|HK
 
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|[[File:100 2980.jpg|centre|thumb|75x75px]]
 
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|-
|1968
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|[[1968]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
 
|[[1968 Hot Wheels|Sweet 16]]
|Spectraflame Creamy Pink
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|[[Spectraflame]] Creamy Pink
 
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|Metal
 
|Metal
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|HK
 
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=='''Similar Castings and Names'''==
 
 
'''1976 Flying Colors'''
 
 
[[File:Corvettestingray.jpg|Left |200px|link=Corvette_Stingray_(1976)]]
 
 
'''[[Corvette_Stingray_(1976)]] '''
 
 
=='''Gallery'''==
 
 
 
 
 
   
=='''[[Retool|Re-Cast]] in 2005 Versions'''==
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==2005 [[Retool]]ed versions==
The Custom Corvette has come out in the following versions:
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The retooled '''Custom Corvette''' has come out in the following versions:
   
{| style="font-size: 85%; text-align: left;" class="wikitable sortable" width="100%"
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Col #'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Year'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Year'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Series'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Series'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Color'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Color'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Tampo'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Tampo'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Base Color / Type'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Base Color / Type'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Window Color'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Window Color'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Interior Color'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Interior Color'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Wheel Type'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Wheel Type'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Toy #'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Toy #'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Country'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Country'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Notes / Variations'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Notes / Variations'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Photo'''
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! style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3" |'''Photo'''
 
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|[[HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 4]] - Neo-Classics #5
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|[[HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 4|HWC.com 4 Neo Classics]]
|Spectraflame Pink
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|[[Spectraflame]] Pink
 
|Pink Ghost Flames on Side
 
|Pink Ghost Flames on Side
|Chrome-Plated / Metal
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|Unpainted Metal
 
|Clear
 
|Clear
 
|Tan
 
|Tan
 
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|[[RL]]
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|[[File:2005hwcneoclassicscustomcorvette.jpg|75px]]
 
|[[File:2005hwcneoclassicscustomcorvette.jpg|75px]]
 
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|4
|2007
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|[[2007]]
|[[2007 Red Line Club Rewards Series]] #4
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|[[2007 Red Line Club Rewards Series|RLC Rewards]]
 
|White
 
|White
 
|Light Blue Graphics, Black "4", Sponsor Logos
 
|Light Blue Graphics, Black "4", Sponsor Logos
|Chrome-Plated Metal
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|Unpainted Metal
 
|Light Blue Tint
 
|Light Blue Tint
 
|White
 
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|[[2018]]
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|[[HotWheelsCollectors.com_Original_16#Original_Sixteen_Display_Set|HWC.com Original 16 Display]]
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|[[Spectraflame]] Ice Blue
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|Black Grille, Tail Lights, Black Rear Panel, Black Roof
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|Blue
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|Opening Hood
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|[[File:HWC_Original_16_Display_Set_Custom_Corvette.jpg|75px]]
 
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==Similar Castings==
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*[[Corvette_Stingray_(1976)|Corvette Stingray (1976)]]
   
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*[https://orangetrackdiecast.com/2018/02/07/hotwheelscollectors-com-series-4-custom-corvette/ HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 4: CUSTOM CORVETTE]
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
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Latest revision as of 13:53, August 17, 2020

Custom Corvette
Debut Series Sweet Sixteen
Produced 1968 (Original)
2005 - Present (Retool)
Designer Harry Bradley (Original)

Mark Jones (Retool)

Number 6215
Customcorvette

Custom Corvette DescriptionEdit

The Custom Corvette was one of the first cars released in the original 1968 Hot Wheels line-up.

According to lore, because of the fact that Harry Bradley worked for GM shortly before moving to Mattel, he snuck out copies of the blueprints for the real '68 Stingray and used them as a base for the Hot Wheels model. Since he was a designer there, he knew exactly where to get the materials for designing these new "hot wheels" in 1967.

When the first 16 Hot Wheels debuted in the summer of 1968 (the Custom Corvette was one of them), the cat was out of the bag, as Chevrolet's 1968 Corvette was not due out for another few months still. This worked out in a good way, as it created more hype for Chevrolet and the Stingray from both kids and adults alike.

The Muky Toys Co. of Argentina purchased (or illegally acquired) the old tools and dies for this casting when they were retired by Mattel and used them to make their plastic-bodied line of Hot Wheels clones in the 1970's, only sold in the Argentinan market

All USA versions had Clear glass, a steering wheel that was inserted in the dashboard and the end of the car was part of the base.

The Hong Kong versions on the other hand had Tinted (Blue) glass, a steering wheel that was part of the interior and the end of the car was part of the body.

USA VersionsEdit

The Custom Corvette has come out in the following versions (colors are desending in rarity from common to rare):

Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast# Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Red Unpainted / Metal Clear light Brown RL US
100 2982
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Olive Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL US Customcorvette
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Green Unpainted / Metal RL US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Blue Unpainted / Metal RL US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Rose Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL US RLcrvette
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame orange Unpainted / Metal RL US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame purple Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL US
100 2984
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame antifreeze /

Lime

Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL US
100 2983-0
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame aqua Unpainted / Metal RL US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame gold Unpainted / Metal RL US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame magenta Unpainted / Metal RL US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame windex blue Unpainted / Metal RL US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame light blue Unpainted / Metal RL US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame yellow Unpainted / Metal RL US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame brown Unpainted / Metal RL US Image Not Available

Hong Kong VersionsEdit

The Custom Corvette has come out in the following versions (colors are desending in rarity from common to rare):

Year Series Color sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast# Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Red Metal Blue tint White RL HK
Cusi corvette 68 red hk
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Olive Metal Blue tint Brown RL HK
100 2981
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Blue Metal Blue tint Brown RL HK
100 2978
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Aqua Metal Blue tint RL HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Green Metal Blue tint Brown RL HK
100 2979
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Purple Metal Blue tint RL HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Brown Metal Blue tint light Brown RL HK
100 3088
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Orange Metal Blue tint White RL HK
100 2977
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Gold Metal Blue tint Brown RL HK
100 2980
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Creamy Pink Metal Blue tint RL HK Image Not Available

2005 Retooled versionsEdit

The retooled Custom Corvette 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
5 2005 HWC.com 4 Neo Classics Spectraflame Pink Pink Ghost Flames on Side Unpainted Metal Clear Tan RL H2924 China 2005hwcneoclassicscustomcorvette
4 2007 RLC Rewards White Light Blue Graphics, Black "4", Sponsor Logos Unpainted Metal Light Blue Tint White RL China 2007rlcrewardscustomcorvette
2018 HWC.com Original 16 Display Spectraflame Ice Blue Black Grille, Tail Lights, Black Rear Panel, Black Roof Blue RL Opening Hood HWC Original 16 Display Set Custom Corvette

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