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.
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.
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.
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.
See, metal base:
Thanks for looking!