Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
Illustration for article titled Throwback Thursday - Hot Wheels 3-Window 34 Ford

Travel back with me to the 1980's - a time when men had long beards and Hot Wheels cars had metal bases and bodies. It’s the HW 3-Window ‘34 Ford in ZZ Top “Eliminator” deco.

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Illustration for article titled Throwback Thursday - Hot Wheels 3-Window 34 Ford

This Larry Wood model was originally released in 1980 as part of the Hi-Rakers series. This particular example is from 1987, the first year of the retooled version without the Hi-Raker feature.

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Illustration for article titled Throwback Thursday - Hot Wheels 3-Window 34 Ford

This was one of my favorite cars as a kid. I have no idea where or how I acquired it, and all I knew back then about ZZ Top was that they had long beards (which I only knew thanks to a “Calvin & Hobbes” reference). I just knew it was a cool car. I mean, it’s a red hot rod. Fortunately, I took pretty good care of it and it has only minor playwear and even the axles are not bad.

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Illustration for article titled Throwback Thursday - Hot Wheels 3-Window 34 Ford

I know I’ve shown this here before, but it’s been a while and the pics I had weren’t that great, so I decided to get it out again.

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Illustration for article titled Throwback Thursday - Hot Wheels 3-Window 34 Ford
Illustration for article titled Throwback Thursday - Hot Wheels 3-Window 34 Ford
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See, metal base:

Illustration for article titled Throwback Thursday - Hot Wheels 3-Window 34 Ford
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