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Hot Heap
Debut Series Sweet Sixteen
Produced 1968 (Original)
2018 - Present (Retool)
Designer Don Tognotti (Real-World Car)
Harry Bradley (Original)
Brendon Vetuskey (Retool)
Number 6219
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Information

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Hot Heap was one of the cars released in the original 1968 Hot Wheels series. The Cars were packaged with a metal 'Collector's Button'.

The Hot Heap was based on the real-life show car "King T", also known as "Tognotti's T".

This circa 1964 modified Model T Roadster was the brainchild of designer Don Tognotti. It was originally built with four wheel disc brakes, independent rear suspension, front coil springs and a fuel injected 283 Chevrolet engine.

This extremely popular show car won several First Place trophies in its day. Not the least of which were 1st in the Winternationals the first time entered, a 1st in the Oakland Roadster Show (Grand National Roadster Show is the true name), and many other shows in that era.



The Hot Heap came from 2 different plants (US and Hong Kong) there are several ways to tell the difference in the two castings. In the US casting, the engine was set forward with a round transmission hump at the beginning with the transmission hump becoming square towards the end of the run in 1971. The base was fairly plain with no details other than the exhaust pipes and the logos on it (Hot Wheels logo, US patents pending, etc.) The trunk was shorter on the US version and the leaf spring on the back was shorter and less detailed. The wheels also had a duller finish to the chrome plating. It came with a clear windshield. The Hong Kong casting had an engine that was set back against the firewall. The base was more detailed with the entire drive train molded into the base. The chrome on the wheels was shinier. The trunk was longer and the leaf spring on the back was longer and more detailed. It had a Blue-tinted windshield.

USA Versions

The Hot Heap has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Notes:

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 Antifreeze Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL HotheapGold.JPG
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Green Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL HotHpGrn2b.JPG
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Aqua Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image not available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Blue Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Mike hot heap.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Gold Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 100 3137.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Lime Green Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL HH 3.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Orange Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Hotheap.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Purple Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Red Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image not available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Copper Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image not available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Hot Pink Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Olive Unpainted / Metal Clear White or Beige RL 100 3138.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Apple Green Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 227a.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Magenta Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Rose Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Creamy Pink Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Light Blue Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame (olive) Gold Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Yellow Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Brown Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available.jpg

Hong Kong Versions

The Hot Heap has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Notes:

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 Blue Unpainted / Metal RL 100 7905.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Green Unpainted / Metal RL Image not available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Red Unpainted / Metal RL Hot Heap.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Aqua Unpainted / Metal Blue tinted White, Beige, Brown RL Hot Heap HK aqua.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Brown Unpainted / Metal RL Image not available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Orange Unpainted / Metal RL Image not available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Purple Unpainted / Metal RL Image not available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Copper Unpainted / Metal RL Image not available.jpg
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Creamy Pink Unpainted / Metal Blue tinted Beige RL 100 3136.jpg

2012 Retooled Versions

The Hot Heap has come out in the following retooled 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
2012 HWC.com Bonus Release Spectraflame Violet RL Base code(s): RLCO16-HotHeap.jpg
2018 HWC.com Original 16 Display Spectraflame Light Brown Black Grille White RL Playable in Unleashed
Base code(s):
HWC Original 16 Display Set Hot Heap.jpg

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