Silhouette

(Originally posted at http://joelnoche.multiply.com/journal/item/35/Silhouette on January 15, 2011 9:12 AM)

My wife and I like to collect Hot Wheels. One of our prized possessions is a 1968 Silhouette, one of the first sixteen Hot Wheels models.  The body and the base are in Spectraflame gold.  It’s a U.S. casting; it has a clear dome and a white interior with a molded steering wheel.  (The Hong Kong casting has a blue-tinted dome and an inserted black steering wheel.)  The area surrounding the side exhaust pipes are part of the body.  (Other castings have them part of the base.)

I got my information from Edward Wershbale’s Hot Wheels Spectraflame: The Essential Guide (Krause Publications, 2008).

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