Hot Wheels Redlines 1968 - 1977
Hot Wheels Redlines are a particular line of die-cast toy cars produced by Mattel between 1968 and 1977. The name "Redlines" comes from the distinctive red line on the wheels of these cars, which was a signature design feature of the line.
The Redlines line was initially introduced as part of the first wave of Hot Wheels cars in 1968, and quickly became a hit with collectors and enthusiasts due to their unique designs and high-quality construction. The Redlines cars were known for their high-performance features, including low-profile tires and sleek, aerodynamic bodies that made them faster and more maneuverable than other die-cast cars on the market.
One of the defining characteristics of Redlines cars is their use of a metal button on the underside of the car, which held the wheels and axles in place. This design allowed for greater speed and stability, and became a hallmark of the line.
Over the years, Mattel introduced a wide range of different models and designs as part of the Redlines line, including classic muscle cars, hot rods, and custom designs. Some of the most sought-after Redlines cars among collectors today include the Custom Camaro, the Python, and the Volkswagen Beach Bomb.
Despite being discontinued in 1977, the Redlines line remains highly popular among collectors and enthusiasts, with some rare and highly sought-after models fetching prices in the thousands of dollars at auction.
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