Vintage Hot Wheels Redlines For Sale
Vintage 1968 Hot Wheels Redline Series
Hot Wheels were conceived to be more like “tricked out” cars, as compared to Matchbox cars which were more city or “real life” cars. There were sixteen castings released in 1968, eleven of them designed by Harry Bentley Bradley. The first one produced was a dark blue Custom Camaro. Bradley was from the car industry and had designed the body for the full-sized Dodge Deora concept car and the Custom Fleetside, based on his own customized 1968 Chevrolet C-10 Fleetside.
In 1968, the first production line of Hot Wheels Cars is known as The Original Sweet 16, which is the first of the Red Line Series, meaning the tires have a red pin stripe on their sides
Vintage 1968 Hot Wheels Redline Series Racing track set
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set sold separately. Though it would be updated throughout the years, the original track consisted of a series of brightly colored orange road sections pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track, with one or sometimes two “super chargers” faux service stations through which cars passed on the tracks, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars along the tracks.
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