I think we can all agree that the Hot Wheels 1970 Chevelle SS track car is a great looking casting. The widebody, low stance, and aero bits make it a great modern take on what is now the second Hot Wheels iteration of a β€˜70 Chevelle.

Introduced in 2013, this version of the Chevelle has already been released as a Super Treasure Hunt, in the iconic Gulf Racing colors, as a premium Track Day release, and in a dozen or so different color schemes. With so many great versions of the car to pick from, it made it an easy candidate to do a wheel swap....er actually, chassis and body swaps.

I started with the Track Day white and silver release and one of the newer blue mainline versions. They are both readily available at the local Wal-Marts, which made cutting them up even easier.

I drilled the factory rivets out and drilled into the posts on both bodies. I then popped the bodies off, did the old switcheroo, and baddabing baddaboom: new rollers! I then reassembled each car using a small button-head screw, allowing the cars to not only roll and look basically factory, but also allows me to simply unscrew them and switch the bodies and chassis as many times as I want.

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The swap is pretty easy and it made for a quick update on both releases, and opened the door for more swaps with other versions of the β€˜70 Chevelle.

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Now initially I was excited to get the Real Riders under the blue casting as I loved the paint scheme, but I think the premium white body with the mainline wheels steals the show. The basic wheel fills the wheel well a little better and the white outer ring matches the white body nicely.

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But the blue car with RR looks great too, so it’s hard to play favorites when both cars look so rad.

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So what do you think? Is the blue mainline with premium wheels the winner, or does the white Track Day premium with mainline wheels take the W?

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