HOT WHEELS CAMARO SHOWCASED AT DETROIT AUTO SHOW
Big kids everywhere can star lining up February 1st to order the new 50th Anniversary Hot Wheels Camaro! General Motors has officially announced the day that the special edition 2018 Camaro will become available for purchase.
Hot Wheels diecast toy cars have been around since 1968 and the brand is now the number 1 selling diecast toy car line in the world. It is a staple product for Toy Company Mattel.
The Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition full-size model was unveiled last October by Mattel and General Motors, and showed it at January’s 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. It's on display again right now at the North American International Auto Show. In Canada it will likely be seen next month at the Canadian International Auto Show, and there are rumblings that it might make an appearance at the Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show March 22nd to 25th at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa.
The brand has been flooded with passionate fans’ inquires, according to Camaro’s marketing manager Todd Christensen. According to Christensen the Hot Wheels Edition is actually hitting the streets soon along with the Camaro Redline Edition, Camaro ZL1 and 1LE.
Throw down an extra $4995 U.S. for the Hot Wheels trim pacakge and you get an Orange Crush exterior color, stripes that are similar to the toy’s orange tracks and is available on the Camaro 2LT and 2SS coupe and convertible models, with suggested starting prices of $31,500 U.S.
Also included are: satin graphite stripes with silver ice metallic accents and ground effects. The Anniversary model sits on 20-inch forged aluminum wheels in satin graphite. Anniversary edition Hot Wheels fender badges, a unique grille with chrome inserts, orange brake calipers, dark tail lights and Hot Wheels emblem and black Chevrolet bowtie emblems are also featured.
$65 CANADIAN / $49.99 U.S.
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Inside the cockpit, the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Camaro wraps the driver and occupants in jet black leather with orange inserts and stitching. Orange door pads and seat belts and embossed front seat headrests are part of the package too. Hot Wheels badging on the steering wheel and doorsill plates also adorn the car along with premium carpet floor mats that have orange stitching.
If you have any old Hot Wheels collectible kicking around they are valuable too. A Hot Wheels Custom Camaro was one of Mattel’s first releases in 1968. The first 1968 Hot Wheels Camaro was White Enamel and is now valued at about $2,500 U.S. Hot Wheels is also releasing a series of 50th Anniversary 1/64 scale Camaro diecast toy cars to mark the anniversary. - SST CAR SHOW NEWS.