Hot Wheels Wiki
Advertisement
Hot Wheels Wiki
Twin Mill
Debut Series Mainline
Produced 1969 - 1971
1973
1976 - 1978
1993 - Present
Designer Ira Gilford
Number 6258
Twinmill.jpg



Description

The Twin Mill is arguably the most famous, memorable and popular Hot Wheels car of all time, so much so that Hot Wheels themselves made a real life, full scale fully functioning replica which frequently appears at car shows.

Debuting in 1969, it was designed from the ground up in house at Mattel by Ira Gilford. Its first release was painted in several 'Spectraflame' colors and came with Redline wheels. It was manufactured in the USA and could be found with either a white or dark brown interior. The twin motors have a gold tint. The base can be seen from the top of the car and was painted in body color. They were packaged with a metal 'Collector's Button'.

Some early pre-production prototypes have what is known as a 'Cut Fender' where the rear fenders are much smaller and do not cover the rear wheels entirely. This adheres to the original design made by Ira. They are very hard to find and have been found in Antifreeze, Orange, Red, Light 'Apple' Green and Creamy Pink.

1973 saw the Twin Mill released as a Shell Promo, a giveaway promotional car handed out to customers at Shell service stations. As with other 1973 cars, it lost its Spectraflame paint which was replaced with enamel paint.

In 1976 the Twin Mill was renamed Twin Mill II, although having no changes to the casting itself. It was only used in 1976 and 1977. 

In 1993, the Twin Mill was revived and re-tooled for the 25th Anniversary series.

In 1998 the Twin Mill was released in the collector-aimed 100% Hot Wheels series and featured a unique and highly detailed casting which included an opening canopy. It was only used twice before being discontinued.

It has led to five other follow-up castings, the Twin Mill II and Twin Mill III, as well as a Toon Car Casting, Twin Mill Gen-E and a Tooned version.

In 2019, on the 50th birthday of the casting, it got a retool. The base was changed from metal to plastic.

Video Game Appearances

1969 Original Versions

The Twin Mill has been released in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color
/
Type
Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Aqua None Spectraflame Aqua Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Twinmill.jpg
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Green None Spectraflame Green Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA GreenTwinMill.png
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Red None Spectraflame Red Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Twinmillred.png
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Blue None Spectraflame Blue Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA 1969 Twin Mill USA Spectraflame Blue.jpg
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Lime Green None Spectraflame Lime Green Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available.jpg
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Gold None Spectraflame Gold Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Twin Mill.jpg
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Orange None Spectraflame Orange Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available.jpg
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Rose None Spectraflame Rose Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available.jpg
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Olive None Spectraflame Olive Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available.jpg
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Purple None Spectraflame Purple Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Purple Twin Mill.jpg
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Antifreeze None Spectraflame Antifreeze Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Twin Mill Anti.JPG
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Magenta None Spectraflame Magenta Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available.jpg
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Light Blue None Spectraflame Light Blue Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available.jpg
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Apple Green None Spectraflame Apple Green Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available.jpg
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Yellow None Spectraflame Yellow Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available.jpg
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Creamy Pink None Spectraflame Creamy Pink Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available.jpg
1969 Mainline Spectraflame Brown None Spectraflame Brown Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available.jpg

1973 Shell Promo Versions

The Twin Mill (Shell Promo) has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color
/
Type
Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes
/
Variations
Photo
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Light Blue None Unpainted
/
Metal
Blue Tint Black RL Shell02 Hong Kong Twin Mill Ltblu73.JPG
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Dark Blue None Unpainted
/
Metal
Blue Tint Black RL Shell02 Hong Kong Image Not Available.jpg
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Red None Unpainted
/
Metal
Blue Tint Black RL Shell02 Hong Kong Mikes twin mill.jpg
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Pink None Unpainted
/
Metal
Blue Tint Black RL Shell02 Hong Kong Image Not Available.jpg
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Yellow None Unpainted
/
Metal
Blue TInt Black RL Shell02 Hong Kong Image Not Available.jpg
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Flourescent Green None Unpainted
/
Metal
Blue Tint Black RL Shell02 Hong Kong Image Not Available.jpg

1976-1977 'Twin Mill II' Versions

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

Year Series Color Tampo Base Color
/
Type
Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes
/
Variations
Photo
1976 Flying Colors Orange Red, White & Blue graphics Unpainted
/
Metal
Blue Tint Black RL 8240 Hong Kong Twin Mill OrgRl.JPG
1976 Super Chromes Chrome Red, White & Blue graphics Unpainted
/
Metal
Blue Tint Black RL 8240 Hong Kong Twin Mill CrmRl.JPG
1977 Flying Colors Orange Red, White & Blue graphics Unpainted
/
Metal
Blue Tint Black BW 8240 Hong Kong Twin Mill Orgbw.JPG
1977 Super Chromes Chrome Red, White & Blue graphics Unpainted
/
Metal
Blue Tint Black BW 8240 Hong Kong Twin Mill Crmbw.JPG

Re-Cast Versions

The Twin Mill has been released in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color
/
Type
Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
1993 25th Anniversary Brownish Olive Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Olive
Clear White RL 5709 China Twin Mill BrnVint.JPG
1993 25th Anniversary Red Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Red
Clear White RL 5709 China Twin Mill RedVint.JPG
1993 25th Anniversary Light Green Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Light Green
Clear White RL 5709 China TwinMilLitGrn25.JPG
1993 25th Anniversary Lime Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Lime
Clear White RL 5709 China TwinMilLime25.JPG
1993 25th Anniversary Light Blue Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Light Blue
Clear White RL 10960 China 25th Anniversary 8 Pack Twin Mill ltbluVint.JPG
1993 25th Anniversary Metallic Pink & Lavender Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Pink
Clear White RL 5709 China Twin Mill-25th Pink .jpg
1993 25th Anniversary Metallic Blue & Aqua Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Blue
Clear White RL 5709 China 1993 25 Anniversary 5709 Twin Mill Blue.jpg
1993 25th Anniversary Metallic Magenta Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Magenta
Clear White RL 5709 China Image Not Available.jpg
1993 25th Anniversary Metallic Orange Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Orange
Clear White RL 5709 China 25thOrangeTwinMill.jpg
1993 25th Anniversary Metallic Gold Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Gold
Clear White RL 5709 China Image Not Available.jpg
1993 25th Anniversary Metallic Brown Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Brown
Clear White RL 5709 China Image Not Available.jpg
1993 25th Anniversary Metallic Purple Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Purple
Clear White RL 5709 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Aqua Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Aqua
Clear White RL 5709 China Twin Mill ltblutLogo.JPG
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Orange Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Orange
Clear White RL 5709 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Black Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Black
Clear White RL 5709 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Blue Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Blue
Clear White RL 5709 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Burgundy Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Burgundy
Clear White RL 5709 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Lt Green Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Lt Green
Clear White RL 5709 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Magenta Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Magenta
Clear White RL 5709 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Pink Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Pink
Clear White RL 5709 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Silver Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Silver
Clear White RL 5709 China Vintage Series Silver Mill.JPG
1994 Vintage Series Metallic Turquoise Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic Turquoise
Clear White RL 5709 China Vintage Series Tur Mill.JPG
1994 Vintage Series Metallic White Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Metal
/
Metallic White
Clear White RL 5709 China Image Not Available.jpg
1994 FAO Schwarz Gold Series Collection Metalflake Greyish Blue Tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Greyish Blue Clear White Gold RL 5709 China Limited to 3000 Twin Mill FAO.JPG
1995 FAO Schwarz Gold Collection II Gold Chrome Tiny Red Hot Wheels Logo Gold Chrome Clear Black Gold RL China Limited to 4000 Image Not Available.jpg
1996 Vintage Race Team 4-Car Set White & Metalflake Blue Hot Wheels Race Team deco. Red "1" Metalflake Blue Clear White Goodyear BW 16139 China Twin Mill - Vintage Race Team.jpg
1996 Bonus Car Metalflake Yellow Tiny Red Hot Wheels Logo on top Yellow Clear Black BW China Came in Baggie Twin Mill YelBons L.JPG
1998 30th Anniversary Spectraflame Lime Gold No Tampo Spectraflame Lime Gold Clear White RL (Bushing) 18988 China Came in Special Retro Packaging TwinMilLime30.JPG
1998 30th Anniversary Spectraflame Purple No Tampo Spectraflame Purple
/
Metal
Clear White RL (Bushing) 18988 China Came in Special Retro Packaging 1998 30th Anniversary Twin Mill Purple.jpg
2001 Hot Wheels Racing: Twin Mill
1/4
Black & Yellow 22 Team Caterpillar Yellow
/
Metal
Clear Black RR 29504 Thailand Twillmilcat.jpg
2001 Hot Wheels Racing: Twin Mill
2/4
White, Red & Blue 10 Team Valvoline Blue
/
Metal
Blue Tint White RR 52621 Thailand Twillmilvalvoline.jpg
2001 Hot Wheels Racing: Twin Mill
3/4
Blue, Red & White 99 Team CITGO White
/
Metal
Clear White RR 52622 Thailand Twillmilcitgo.jpg
2001 Hot Wheels Racing: Twin Mill
4/4
Orange 32 Team TIDE Unpainted
/
Metal
Blue Tint White RR 52623 Thailand Twillmiltide.jpg
2002 HWC.com 1 Spectraflame Red RL 2002hwctwinmill.jpg
2003 Highway 35 World Race: Roadbeasts
17/35
Red Roadbeasts Graphics, #17 Black Yellow Tint Chrome Rim, Gray CM5 Twin Mill - Hwy35.jpg
2003 Hall of Fame: Legends Spectraflame Magenta White "Twin Mill" on sides Spectraflame Magenta Clear White RR5SP B0931 China Twin Mill-2003 Legends.jpg
2004 World of Wheels / AutoRama Promo Red Hot Wheels logo on nose, “Hot Wheels” and “Twin Mill” on sides, “Championship Auto Shows” on rear Red
/
Metal
Clear White RRMAG B8544 Thailand Twin Mill Autorama Red.PNG
2004 World of Wheels / AutoRama Promo White Hot Wheels logo on nose, “Hot Wheels” and “Twin Mill” on sides, “Championship Auto Shows” on rear White
/
Metal
Clear White RRMAG C0094 Thailand Twin Mill Autorama White.PNG
2004 World of Wheels / AutoRama Promo Blue Hot Wheels logo on nose, “Hot Wheels” and “Twin Mill” on sides, “Championship Auto Shows” on rear Blue
/
Metal
Clear White RRMAG C0095 Thailand Twin Mill Autorama Blue.PNG
2007 40 Years of Hot Wheels Set Chrome No Tampo Unpainted
/
Metal
Blue Tint?(or) Clear Gray RL Thailand 200740annchrometwinmill.jpg
2007 Since '68: Top 40 Metalflake Magenta Green, Yellow & Metallic Blue flames on hood Metalflake Magenta
/
Metal
Clear Silver RL L2836 Thailand 2007-purple-carded.jpg
2008 Valentine's Metalflake Black Gold, Red, & Magenta flames on hood Red Red Tint Red Gold 5SP N1273 Thailand Target Exclusive Val 08 Twinmill.jpg
2008 Since '68: Originals 4-Car Tin Set Metalflake Pearl White Gold & Brown pinstripes on sides & across top Metallic Gold
/
Metal
Yellow Tint White RL L8370 Thailand 97342255 3032890250067448 6278424545237925888 n.jpg
2008 Since '68: Collector Top 40 Set Metalflake Burnt Orange Orange & metallic blue flames on hood Metalflake Burnt Orange
/
Metal
Clear Beige RL N4608 Thailand Base code(s): TRTwinMill.jpg
2008 Tornado Twister Blue Yellow, Silver Tribal on roof & hood ZAMAC Clear Black 3SP Thailand Base code(s): Twillmill.jpg
2008 Truckin' Transporters Metalflake Green Detailed orange, red, white Alien Artifact Recon Unit Black Black Tint Black Thailand Base code(s): TwinMillAlien.png
2008 40 Years of Hot Wheels Set Metalflake Silver Metal
/
Metallic Silver
Clear Grey Base code(s): 40 Years of Hot Wheels Set Twin Mill.JPG
2009 Connect Cars
32/50
Red White Stripe down middle, Silver fish hook, "MINNESOTA", "32", "TWIN CITIES", "Land of 10,000 Lakes", "L'Etoile du Nord" ZAMAC Red Tint White 5SP N4163 Malaysia Base code(s): Twin Mill - Connect Cars.JPG
212/240 2010 Race World: Volcano
4/4
Metalflake Black Red & Black flames on sides & front Unpainted
/
Metal
Red Tint Gray Red rim, Black PR5 R7641 Malaysia Base Code(s): B28, B29, B31 Twinmill volcanoblack.JPG
2011 The Hot Ones Metalflake Copper Beige, Red & Silver tampos Unpainted
/
Metal
Red Tint Black BW W1559 Thailand Base code(s): 2011 Hot Ones - Twin Mill.jpg
2012 Hot Wheels Boulevard: Show Rods Metalflake Pearl Green Detailed headlights, Silver Twinmill, Hot Wheels logo Metalflake Pearl Green
/
Metal
Dark Gold Tint Black Red Line RR5SP W4650 Malaysia Base code(s): IMG 3196c1000.jpg
2013 Mystery Models Blue Orange stripes & stars ZAMAC Yellow Tint Chrome 5SP Malaysia Base Code(s): F44 HW Twin Mill.jpg
221/250 2014 HW Workshop Then and Now Metalflake Pearl Green Black Stripes Pearl Metalflake Green
/
Metal
Clear Grey Chrome rim, Black MC5 BFF00 Malaysia Playable in Unleashed
Base Code(s): G04
Twin Mill-2014 221.jpg
221/250 2014 HW Workshop: Then and Now Spectraflame Dark Green Black Stripes Spectraflame Green
/
Metal
Clear Grey RR BFF35 Malaysia Super Treasure Hunt
Playable in Unleashed
Base Code(s): G03
Twin Mill-2014 TH 221.jpg
221/250 2014 HW Workshop: Then and Now Metalflake Red Black stripe & Gold pin stripes on roof & hood. Metalflake Red
/
Metal
Clear Grey MC5 BFV54 Malaysia Exclusive color
Base Code: G15
HW-2014-221-Twin Mill-ThenAndNow.jpg
2015 Origin of Awesome 5-Pack Spectraflame Green White Team Hot Wheels Logo & lightning on sides. Spectraflame Green
/
Metal
Chrome Tint Tinted OH5 CDT29 Thailand Base Code(s): H04 TwinMillCDT29.jpg
2015 Origin of Awesome!
4/4
Spectraflame Green White Team Hot Wheels Logo & TH Flames Spectraflame Green
/
Metal
Chrome Tint Tinted Green Rims, White OH5 Thailand Indonesia (South East Asia Exclusive)
Base Code(s):
Twin mill domar.jpg
2016 Batman v Superman
1/7
Metalflake Dark Grey Blue & Black stripes on top, Superman logo on hood, Batman logo on roof, Batman v Superman logo on sides Metalflake Purple
/
Metal
Blue Tint Chrome Black OH5SP DJL48 Malaysia Base code(s): H44 Twin Mill - 16 Batman v Superman 600pxOTD.jpg
074/365 2018 HW Exotics
3/10
Red White arrow stripe on hood & top Red
/
Metal
Clear Chrome Chrome 5SP FJX99 Malaysia Base code(s): K38, K41, K47 Twin-mill-2018-red.jpg
194/365 2018 HW Exotics
3/10
Metalflake Blue White, blue stripes & silver pinstripes. "Hot Wheels" flame logo on rear roof Metalflake Blue
/
Metal
Light Blue Tint Chrome Silver Chrome 5SP FJY51 Malaysia Base code(s): L04, L07 2018 HW-Exotics TwinMill (Blue).jpg
2018 50th Anniversary Black and Gold
2/6
Matte Black Blue & Gold Stripes on top, 50th Anniversary Logo on front Matte Black
/
Metal
Yellow Tint Gold Gold OH5 FRN35 Malaysia Base code(s): 2 50th Anniversary Black and Gold Series.jpg
093/250 2019 HW Game Over
3/10
Satin gold Pinstriping, Treasure Hunt logo on roof Dark Gray
/
Plastic
Purple Tint Chrome MC5 FYF95 Malaysia Treasure Hunt
Base code(s): L41
FYF95 Twin Mill-1.jpg
2019 Hot Wheels id Race Portal Spectraflame Ice Blue Blue & White pinstripes, scallops on roof & sides Transparent Grey
/
Plastic
Tinted Black Ice Blue Wheels, White ID FXB53 Race Portal Exclusive
Base code(s): M17
65827718 2351137241820383 3943821713455710208 o.jpg
2019 Hot Wheels id: HW Greats
03/03
Spectraflame Orange Black & Orange pinstripes, scallops on roof & sides Transparent Orange
/
Plastic
Tinted Black Transparent Orange Wheels, Black ID FXB52 Base code(s): FXB52 Twin Mill.jpg
2020 Hot Wheels id: HW Metro
01/04
Spectraflame Black "HW Metro Police" along hood & sides with red & blue stripes Black
/
Plastic
Black Tint Chrome Black ID GML08 Malaysia Base code(s): HW GML08 Twin Mill.jpg
2020 Mystery Models (Series 2)
5/12
Light Blue Orange, Yellow & White stripes on roof, "5" on front body Orange
/
Plastic
Black Tint Chrome Chrome rim, Black MC5 GJM51 Malaysia Base code(s): N01 Twin MIll. Mystery Car 2. 2020.jpg
2020 Hot Wheels Boulevard
#16
Blue Detailed headlights & tailights, Silver Twin Mill on sides Blue
/
Metal
Tinted Chrome Redline RRLW5 GJT88 Thailand Base code(s): Hot Wheels Boulevard 2020 Twin Mill.jpg
2020 Hot Wheels Boulevard
#16
Blue Detailed headlights & tailights, Silver Twin Mill on sides Blue
/
Metal
Tinted Chrome Redline RR5SP GJT88 Thailand Base code(s): N28, N29 Twinmillblvrd2.jpg
2021 HW Legends 5-Pack Blue Light blue stripes along top sides, Hot Wheels on rear Blue
/
Metal
Tinted Chrome Chrome rim, Black MC5 GTN38 Indonesia Base code(s): H51 TwinMill.jpg
2021 Hot Wheels id Chase
2/8
Spectraflame Blue Yellow stripes & light blue pinstripes on hood & roof, small yellow Hot Wheels ID logo on rear of roof Blue
/
Plastic
Yellow Tint Chrome RA6 GTD63 Malaysia Base code(s): Twin Mill ID Chase.jpg
061/250 2021 HW Dream Garage
3/5
Blue Yellow stripes & light blue pinstripes on hood & roof, small yellow Hot Wheels logo on rear of roof Blue
/
Plastic
Yellow Tint Chrome RA6 GRY10 Malaysia Base code(s): N49 2021 Dream Garage Twin Mill loose.jpg
2022 Hot Wheels Legends Tour Themed Multipack Metalflake Pearl Green Black Stripes Pearl Metalflake Green
/
Plastic
Clear Grey Chrome rim, Black MC5 HDH52 Malaysia Base code(s): Image Not Available.jpg
191/250 2022 Then and Now
2/10
Metalflake tyrian purple Silver headlamps, range and silver pinstriping Orange / Plastic Sky blue tint Chrome PR5 HCV62 Malaysia Base code(s): HCV62.jpg
2022 NFT Garage (Series 1)
#23
Spectraflame antifreeze Detailed headlamps and taillamp strip, white scalloping with gray highlights, "TMILL" California license plate Spectraflame antifreeze / Metal Smoke tint Gray RRRL5SP HLP61 Malaysia 1,200 produced
Base code(s):
Image Not Available.jpg

2010 card

From the back of the 2010 card:

Born: 2000
Birthplace: El Segundo, California, USA
Designer: Hot Wheels
Specialty: With dual blown blocks and dual front intakes, this car was made for double the speed!

Trivia

Each of the real-life Twinmill's engines are 8.2 L supercharged Chevrolet 502 ci (8.2L) big block V8s that produce a total of 1,401 hp (1,044 kW) and 1,401 ft·lb (1,900 N·m) of torque.

Similar Castings and Names

Gallery

Advertisement