Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

I was looking over some of my cars and I think I discovered what the 1970 Hot Wheels Tribaby might have been designed after.

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I believe it was loosely designed after a unsuccessful prototype car the Monteverdi Hai 450 SS. It was after looking over an old 1973 Matchbox version that made the Tribaby stick out.

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The similarities are there at least in the front and a bit of the side window design

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Not sure if Larry Wood got the inspiration from the real car or just a coincidence.

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