The casting is actually the first toy vehicle created by Mattel that predates the line for Hot Wheels, dating back to 1953; designed by Elliot Handler and Joseph Kossof. The original version was produced in 1/24 scale with a removable top.
The Hot Wheels version of the Dream Mobile is a tribute to Mattel's humble beginnings for making scale vehicles.
The Mattel Dream Mobile 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|
|129/250||2020||HW Dream Garage|
|Red||Silver stripes on sides & roof||Chrome|
Base code(s): M47, M48, N01
From the back of the 2020 card:
Born: 2020 El Segundo, CA
Designer: Hot Wheels
In 1953, Elliot Handler and Joseph Kossof designed what would be Mattel's first toy vehicle, but it wasn't a Hot Wheels; it was a futuristic bubble-topped convertible with a friction motor called The Mattel Dream Car. Now that first vehicle has been recreated in die-cast detail as a fitting tribute to a dream that became a reality.