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My 4th Hot Wheels 1/18 '69 Charger

Does anyone remember when Hot Wheels did a series of 1:18 cars back around 1999-2002? There was a Pantera, a TVR, some hot rods, Porsches, Ferraris etc and a ‘69 Charger. They’re not the most detailed by modern standards, but I always kind of liked them because they were big, they were pretty decent models but they still felt Hot Wheels-ish. I especially liked the Charger (I think it was the first 1:18 ‘69 Charger available) and I have it in blue, the green model kit version and this bronze;

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Now, thanks to Goodwill, I also have one of the West Coast Customs versions!

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Aw yeah, kickin’ it early-2000's style!

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The metalflake gold paint looks good (that is water on the hood from my cleaning it).

I do not love the silver vinyl roof.

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Those wheels are actually handed - the spokes spin in the same direction on both sides. Quite impressive that Hot Wheels bothered to cast different wheels for each side on what was not a hugely expensive model.

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I also do not love the gold/white seats. Especially since the rest of the interior is the same black as the other models and this clashes pretty badly.

The model has a few scratches and scuffs to the roof and the custom rear license plate decal is flaking off. It was also VERY dusty (see rear seat).

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I’m thinking of refinishing the interior and vinyl top in tan and switching out the wheels for these;

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