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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
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The Full-Sized Silhouette

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  • 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 car was stolen in 1983 and has yet to be found; only the bubble canopy and other mechanical parts have been located but the rest of the car remains missing
  • 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. The Cars were packaged with a 'Collector's Button'.

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.JPG
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Blue  Blue / Metal RL 6209 USA 1968 Silouette US Blue White Int.jpg
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Gold None Gold / Metal Clear White RL 6209 USA 1968 Sweet 16 Silhouette Spectraflame Gold USA.jpg
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Green Green / Metal RL 6209 USA 1968 Silouette US GReen Champ Int.jpg
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Purple Purple / Metal RL 6209 USA 1968 Silouette US Purple White int.jpg
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Red Red / Metal RL 6209 USA SilhouetteRed1968.png
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Antifreeze Antifreeze / Metal RL 6209 USA Silhouett Anti.JPG
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Hot Pink Hot Pink / Metal RL 6209 USA Image not available.jpg
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Light Blue Light blue / Metal RL 6209 USA Image not available.jpg
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Apple Green Apple Green / Metal RL 6209 USA 1968 Silouette US Apple Green White Int.jpg
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Magenta Magenta / Metal RL 6209 USA Image not available.jpg
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Olive Olive / Metal RL 6209 USA 1968 Silouette US Olive WHite Inte.jpg
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Orange Orange / Metal RL 6209 USA 1968 Silouette US Orange White Int.jpg
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Rose Rose / Metal RL 6209 USA 20170202 123348 - Copy.jpg
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Creamy Pink Creamy pink / Metal RL 6209 USA Image not available.jpg
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Yellow Yellow / Metal RL 6209 USA Image not available.jpg
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Brown Brown / Metal RL 6209 USA Image not available.jpg

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.jpg
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Antifreeze Antifreeze / Metal RL 6209 HK 1968 Silouette HK Antifreeze.jpg
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Blue Blue / Metal RL 6209 HK Silhouette 1968 blue.jpg
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Green Green / Metal RL 6209 HK Silhouette Grn.JPG
1968 Sweet 16 Spectraflame Pink Pink / Metal RL 6209 HK Image not available.jpg

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 Anniversary Metalflake Purple Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Purple
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 10960 China 25th Anniversary 8 Pack Silhouette VintPrpR.JPG
1993 25th Anniversary Metalflake Dark Olive Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Dark Olive
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Silhouet25brn.JPG
1993 25th Anniversary Metalflake Light Green Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Light Green
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Silhouet25LtGrn.JPG
1993 25th Anniversary Metalflake Magenta Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Magenta
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Silhouet25Mag.JPG
1993 25th Anniversary Metalflake Orange Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Orange
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China HW Silhouette 1993 25th-Anniv Orange RF DSCF9480.jpg
1993 25th Anniversary Metalflake Gold Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Gold
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Grey RL 5715 China Silhouette HW Vintage green-gold.jpg
1993 25th Anniversary Metalflake Light-Blue Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Light-Blue
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China 25thLightBlueSilhouette.jpg
1993 25th Anniversary Metalflake Aqua Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Aqua
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Image Not Available.jpg
1993 25th Anniversary Metalflake Red Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Red
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Image Not Available.jpg
1993 25th Anniversary Metalflake Brown Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Brown
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China 25thBrownSilhouette.jpg
1993 25th Anniversary Metalflake Lavender / Pink Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Lavender
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China 25thPinkSilhouette.jpg
1993 25th Anniversary Metalflake Lime Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Lime
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Image Not Available.jpg
1993 25th Anniversary Metalflake Dk Blue Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Dk Blue
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metalflake Aqua-Green / Turquoise Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Aqua - Green
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Grey RL 5715 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metalflake Orange Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Orange
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Grey RL 5715 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metalflake Yellow Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Yellow
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Grey RL 5715 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metalflake Silver-Grey Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Silver
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metalflake Pink Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Pink
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metalflake Black Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Black
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metalflake Blue Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Blue
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metalflake Burgundy Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Burgundy
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metalflake Lt Green Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Lt Green
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metalflake Magenta Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake Magenta
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metalflake White Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metalflake White
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Metal
Blue tint Dark Gray RL 5715 China Image Not Available.jpg
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.JPG
1995 FAO Schwarz Gold II Collection Gold Image Not Available.jpg

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.png
2018 HWC.com Original 16 Display Spectraflame Aqua Black Side Panel, Tail Lights, Black Rear Panel White RL HWC Original 16 Display Set Silhouette.jpg

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