(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).