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Silhouette
Debut Series Sweet 16
Produced 1968 (Original)
1993 - 1995 (Retool)
2018 - Present (Retool)
Designer Bill Cushenbery (Real-World Car)
Harry Bradley (Hot Wheels Model)

Brendon Vetuskey (2018 Retool)

Number #6209
Silhouette


The Full-Sized Silhouette

Silhouette real

  • The candy apple red, all steel-bodied Sillouhette was hand formed and built by Bill Cushenbery, starting with a modified '56 Buick frame. The car was completed by the summer of 1962, and sported a fuel injected Buick engine and wire wheels. These highlights were replaced in 1963 by a dual quad 429 Ford and slotted mag wheels. The Show Car was then purchased by Ford to tour with the ICAS events as a featured car of the Ford Custom Car Caravan.
  • The complete half of the windshield in front of the integrated roll-bar is hinged at the base to tilt forward. The steering column also raises to allow for easy access into the red and white leather interior, which features a "floating" instrument panel and bucket seats.
  • The Photo and information for the full scale Silhouette is sourced from the book "Showtime" by Michael Sheridan and Sam Bushala

Description

The Silhouette was one of the cars released in the 1968 Hot Wheels series, also known as the "The Sweet Sixteen". Despite its' sleek and futuristic 1960's design, it is considered the least valuable Hot Wheels car of the 1968 year because there were so many produced.

USA Versions

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

Notes: USA castings have clear glass, silver wheels, a one-piece interior, and shorter, thicker side pipes. Colors are descending in rarity from most common to most rare.

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Aqua Aqua / Metal RL 6209 USA Silhouette Aqa
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Blue  Blue / Metal RL 6209 USA 1968 Silouette US Blue White Int
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Gold Gold / Metal RL 6209 USA Image Not Available
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Green Green / Metal RL 6209 USA 1968 Silouette US GReen Champ Int
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Purple Purple / Metal RL 6209 USA 1968 Silouette US Purple White int
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Red Red / Metal RL 6209 USA SilhouetteRed1968
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Antifreeze Antifreeze / Metal RL 6209 USA Silhouett Anti
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Hot Pink Hot Pink / Metal RL 6209 USA Image Not Available
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Light Blue Light blue / Metal RL 6209 USA Image Not Available
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Apple Green Apple Green / Metal RL 6209 USA 1968 Silouette US Apple Green White Int
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Magenta Magenta / Metal RL 6209 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Olive Olive / Metal RL 6209 USA 1968 Silouette US Olive WHite Inte
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Orange Orange / Metal RL 6209 USA 1968 Silouette US Orange White Int
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Rose Rose / Metal RL 6209 USA 20170202 123348 - Copy
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Creamy Pink Creamy pink / Metal RL 6209 USA Image Not Available
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Yellow Yellow / Metal RL 6209 USA Image Not Available
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Brown Brown / Metal RL 6209 USA Image Not Available

Hong Kong Versions

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

Notes: Hong Kong versions have blue tinted glass, chrome foil wheels, a two-piece interior featuring a steering wheel stuck into the dashboard, longer, but thinner side pipes, and four square placement holes in the chassis. Colors are descending in rarity from most common to most rare.

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Purple Purple / Metal RL 6209 HK 1968 Silouette HK Purple Dark Int
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Antifreeze Antifreeze / Metal RL 6209 HK 1968 Silouette HK Antifreeze
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Blue Blue / Metal RL 6209 HK Image Not Available
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Green Green / Metal RL 6209 HK Silhouette Grn
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Pink Pink / Metal RL 6209 HK Image Not Available

1993 Retooled Versions

A new tool and die was created for the 1993 Hot Wheels 25th Anniversary release.

The Silhouette 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
1993 25th Anniv Metalflake Purple Metalflake Purple / Metal Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Silhouette VintPrpR
1993 25th Anniv Metalflake Dark Olive Metalflake Dark Olive / Metal Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Silhouet25brn
1993 25th Anniv Metalflake Light Green Metalflake Light Green / Metal Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Silhouet25LtGrn
1993 25th Anniv Metalflake Magenta Metalflake Magenta / Metal Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Silhouet25Mag
1993 25th Anniv Metalflake Orange Metalflake Orange / Metal Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China HW Silhouette 1993 25th-Anniv Orange RF DSCF9480
1993 25th Anniv Metalflake Gold Metalflake Gold / Metal Blue tint Dark Grey RL 5715 China Silhouette HW Vintage green-gold
1994 FAO Schwarz Gold Collection Maroon Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Maroon / Metal Clear White RL Gold 5715 China Limited to 3000 Silhouette FAO
1995 FAO Schwarz Gold II Collection Gold Image Not Available

2018 Retooled Versions

The Silhouette 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
2018 Original Sixteen Spectraflame Antifreeze Tail-Lights and Exhaust Panel RL 4,000 Produced HWC Original 16 Silhouette
2018 HWC.com Original 16 Display Spectraflame Aqua Black Side Panel, Tail Lights, Black Rear Panel White RL HWC Original 16 Display Set Silhouette

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