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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Car of the Day:October 11, 2012
Today's Car of the Day is from Jedmimario's collection and is the Hot Wheels' 1970 Toyota Celica GT.
Displayed at the October 1970 Tokyo Motor Show and marketed in December of the same year, the Celica was a personal car that emphasized styling and driving enjoyment. Japanese models were ET, LT, ST, GT, and GTV (which was introduced in 1972, the V standing for Victory). The platform was shared with the Toyota Carina, a vehicle exclusive to Toyota Store Japanese dealerships.
For export markets, the Celica was offered in three different levels of trim; LT, ST and GT.
For more information about the real car check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Celica
This is the latest from what is probably my favorite theme in the current Hot Wheels line: 70-80s Japanese sports cars. This one, similar to this others, is done up in period racing modifications with exaggerated fender flares and a low front spoiler. Distinctly, though, it retains factory trim and decals. A great little model with jeweled lights. The proportions aren't quite perfect and the wheels on the large size, but the casting gets the job and has loads of charm.