This is Chezoom by Boyd Coddington, in 1:64 from Hot Wheels’ mid-90's “Custom Rods” series.
Debuted in 1992 at the SEMA show, Chezoom was designer Thom Taylor’s vision of a modernized ‘57 Chevy. They started with a real ‘57 Bel Aire coupe, but I read that only about 10% of the original body remained when finished. It was built on a tube frame, utilizing 1992 Corvette mechanicals.
I painted more than one RC car and one snare drum this color, “Chezoom Teal Pearl.” I love it to this day. It looks restrained in these shots, but I’ve included a couple of my old outdoor shots to show how well it pops.
It was a tossup on which car to bring out today, I hope you enjoy it!
There’s already been so much amazing stuff shared this week, I can’t possibly keep up with all the posts! I don’t envy the judges’ job, so many cars and such high quality. There will be some tough decisions for sure!