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Olds Aurora GTS-1
Debut Series First Editions
Produced 1999 - 2012
Designer Mark Jones
Number 21058
Olds Aurora GTS-1 - 99FE whiteblue


Description

This casting is also referred to as the Olds Aurora GT3.

Hot Wheels and real-life racing have gone hand-in-hand since the days on Snake & Mongoose back in the 1970s. In the 1990s it was #Jack Baldwin “Leading the Way” for the Hot Wheels Race Team. His famous ’93 Camaro race car has become a staple of the Hot Wheels line. A similar, lesser known staple is the Olds Aurora GTS-1 he had a share in driving in various endurance races. This #11 Olds Aurora GTS-1 was owned by Robinson Racing and was also driven by Irv Hoerr and George Robinson throughout 1997 & 1998, including a victory at the Sebring 12.

In 1999, Hot Wheels released its brand-new Olds Aurora GTS-1 casting in the authentic Hot Wheels Race Team paint scheme driven by the trio. This #First Edition of the Olds seemed to be in short supply at the time as it was rumored that it was a limited run before the silver painted version (with generic Hot Wheels graphics) and the red painted version (also with generic Hot Wheels graphics) were implemented. Vehicles with authentic racing schemes always do well at retail and especially in the mainline so it would be of no surprise if these were simply snatched up quickly instead of being of a short run — it only makes sense as you can obtain this 1999 First Edition for a buck or two … 17 years later(*).

To make it even better, Hot Wheels has released new, more detailed premium versions of this car (in other lines) in 2003 and 2012. In 2003, as part of the Hot Wheels Hall of Fame#Milestone Moments series, the Olds Aurora GTS-1 casting got its first taste of a premium line. It received more detailed, authentic graphics of that same #11 race car and even featured Robinson’s and Baldwin’s names across the roof (above the driver-side door). Another comparable release was part of the Hot Wheels Racing 2012 Muscle series. This #12 Hot Wheels Olds Aurora also featured both gentlemens’ names along with a roof tampo for “74 Ranch Resort” — a South Texas Hunting Resort who must have sponsored one of the Race Cars at some point. These two premium versions will be featured here at Diecast Motorsports in the coming months.

The Hot Wheels Olds Aurora GTS-1 casting was last released in 2012 in that Hot Wheels Racing 2012 Muscle series. Though its had other releases, none of which look as good as the three #Hot Wheels Race Team versions.[1]

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Versions

The Olds Aurora GTS-1 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
911 1999 First Editions
5/26
White/Blue Hot Wheels Race Team Logos, "11", "LEADING THE WAY", Oldsmobile Logo, Various Sponsor Logos. Black / Plastic Clear Black Gold LW 21058 Malaysia Black Wing Olds Aurora GTS-1 - 99FE whiteblue
911 1999 First Editions
5/26
Silver Black and Blue "Hot Wheels" logo hood and sides, "1" on hood and top Black / Plastic Clear Black Gold LW 21058 Malaysia Oldauroragts1.grey
911 1999 First Editions
5/26
Red 1999 911 First Editions 05-26 Olds Aurora GTS-1
108 2000 Mainline Yellow Black, Blue "Hot Wheels" logo front and side "1" Yellow / Plastic Clear Grey SB 27075 China Oldauroragts1
175 2000 Mainline Pearl orange Blue and Black "Hot Wheels" logo front and side "1" Black / Plastic Blue Tint Black LW China Oldauroragts1.orange
064 2001 Hot Wheels Anime
4/4
Light Blue Black, Red and Silver Black / Plastic Clear Black PR5 China Oldauroragts1.blue
073 2003 Hot Wheels Anime
2/4
Flat Dark Green Anime-styled Samurai figure Kanji "速!" Meaning 'Fast'in Japanese. Blue, White, Red and Black Black / Plastic Green tint Red Blue PR5 57210 China Oldauroragts1.green
2003 Hall of Fame - Milestone Moments White/Dark Blue Hot Wheels Race Team logos, "11", "Leading The Way", Oldsmobile logo and various sponsor logos Black / Plastic Clear Black GDDRR B0946 Malaysia Blue Wing Olds Aurora GTS-1 - 03HOF
5pk 2000 Powershift Garage Green metallic purple/white/silver/black tampos black clear purple 3sp Thailand purple wing Olds Aurora GTS-1 Powershift garage 5-pack car 2001
5pk 2009 Volcano Shooters Orange metallic pink/white/black tampos black clear black LW Thailand
Olds Aurora GTS-1 2009 24
2012 HW Racing - Muscle White/Dark Blue Hot Wheels Race Team "12", "74 Ranch Resort" logo on roof Unpainted Metal Clear Gray GoldRR8SP W8317 Thailand Base Code(s): D51 IMG 3205c1000

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