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{{casting|name=Custom Corvette|series=[[1968 Hot Wheels]]|number=|years=1968 - 1969
 
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|designer=[[Harry Bradley]]|image=Customcorvette.jpg}}
 
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=='''Custom Corvette Description'''==
 
=='''Custom Corvette Description'''==

Revision as of 00:44, March 11, 2013

Custom Corvette
Debut Series 1968 Hot Wheels
Produced 1968 - 1969
Re-cast 2005
Designer Harry Bradley
Customcorvette

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.

To put another twist to the 'vette story. It seems that murky toy cars came up with a casting just like Mattel's.

USA Versions

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

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 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red Unpainted / Metal RL US
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Olive Unpainted / Metal RL US Customcorvette
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green Unpainted / Metal RL US
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue Unpainted / Metal RL US
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Rose Unpainted / Metal RL US
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame orange Unpainted / Metal RL US
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame purple Unpainted / Metal RL US
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame antifreeze Unpainted / Metal RL US
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame aqua Unpainted / Metal RL US
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame gold Unpainted / Metal RL US
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame magenta Unpainted / Metal RL US
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame windex blue Unpainted / Metal RL US
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame light blue Unpainted / Metal RL US
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame yellow Unpainted / Metal RL US
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame brown Unpainted / Metal RL US

Hong Kong Versions

The Custom Corvette has come out in the following versions:

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.

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 RL HK
Cusi corvette 68 red hk
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Olive Metal Blue tint RL HK
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Blue Metal Blue tint RL HK
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Aqua Metal Blue tint RL HK
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Green Metal Blue tint RL HK
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Purple Metal Blue tint RL HK
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Brown Metal Blue tint RL HK
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Orange Metal Blue tint RL HK
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Gold Metal Blue tint RL HK
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Creamy Pink Metal Blue tint RL HK

Similar Castings and Names

1976 Flying Colors

Corvettestingray

Corvette_Stingray_(1976)

Gallery

Re-Cast in 2005 Versions

The 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
2005 HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 4 - Neo-Classics #5 Spectraflame Pink Pink Ghost Flames on Side Chrome-Plated / Metal Clear Tan RL 2005hwcneoclassicscustomcorvette
2007 2007 Red Line Club Rewards Series #4 White Light Blue Graphics, Black "4", Sponsor Logos Chrome-Plated Metal Light Blue Tint White RL China 2007rlcrewardscustomcorvette
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