Hot Wheels ’55 Chevy, 2017 HW Flames 3/10

25 Feb
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Part of my personal collection, this Hot Wheels ’55 Chevy was released as part of the 2017 HW Flames Series.

Trying something new today, I ordered a rotating display from Amazon, and I am going to try shooting 360° high definition video of the cars, out-of-package, so that you can really get a feel for what the castings look like.

For my first try at this I selected the Kmart Exclusive Hot Wheels ’55 Chevy from the 2017 HW Flames Series. This casting was in the case that I ordered to participate in the Datsun Bluebird 510 Kmart offer that I previously wrote about. This is a variant of the ’55 Chevy from the 2017 HW Flames Series currently available, featuring an alternate matte green paint scheme and tan interior.

Real Wheels: The ’55 Chevy was the first successful Chevrolet with an optional V8 engine. Chevrolet had produced an earlier car with a V8 in 1918 (Chevrolet Series D), which used a 36-horsepower and 288-cubic-inch V8, but it remained in production for only a year. In 1955, Chevrolet decided to fit its new car with an overhead valve V8 engine design, which was similar to the 1949 Oldsmobile “Rocket 88” V8 engine. The new 265-cubic-inch overhead valve V8 was designed to be smaller, lighter, and more powerful than previous V8s in the auto industry.

Model Details –

  • Designer: Larry Wood
  • Vehicle: ’55 Chevy
  • Year: 2017
  • Collector #: 2017-083
  • Series & #: HW Flames 3/10
  • Colors: matte green
  • Tampos: silver details; yellow and white flames on hood and down sides
  • Interior: tan
  • Windows: clear; plastic
  • Misc: …
  • Base: chrome; plastic
  • Wheels: blacked-out MC5
  • Toy #: …
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Base Codes: …
  • Variations: YES – my research indicates that there are at least two variants of this series/model. If you are looking for information regarding Hot Wheels variations please check out the books and guides we use as reference.
  • Photo Credits: …
  • Video Credits: @Stanley
  • Contributor Credits: @Stanley
  • Notes: […] indicates missing data, join our Diecast Forum to contribute

Kmart exclusive Hot Wheels Hot Wheels '55 Chevy
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