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First ever Hot Wheels Red Line gas powered car

The Rarest and most complex prototype

The Gas Powered Redline Hot wheels, is considered the rarest and most complex prototype of its kind.   The Mattel employee behind this work of art, is the designer, Les Stormin. Les Stormin has since passed away, but his legacy will forever live on…   Archives found from Mattel indicate that the gas powered car was in the phase of becoming a future production release.   The custom T-bird body was chosen because it was the largest casting, together with the custom continental.   The gas powered car has a small plastic gas tank that is fed via an eye dropper and has an engine used in the cox line of gas powered toys.   What a vision and concept that could have created a new marketing channel if produced….  

Hand carved, wood resin prototype Hot Wheels

Some of my prized collection

Hot Wheels Redline 4:1 scale Baja Breaker Hand carved wood resin prototype design model. Solid glued design model, measures 11 inches front to rear and 5 inches side to side.   

 Hot Wheels Redline 4:1 scale  Rocket Bye –Baby  Hand carved wood resin prototype design model, early construction model, before gluing measures 13 inches front to rear and 4.75 inches side to side.  

Hot Wheels Redline Custom Dodge Charger Epoxy resin prototype design model One piece construction with exhaust and suspension parts glued to the undercarriage of the chassis.   

Redline Orange Seasider and prototype orange boat 

Redline Sweet 16 brass prototype

Redline Shelby turbine with gas tank extrusions       

Experienced Young Collector

I have been collecting Redline, Hot Wheels cars for the past 15 years. It started out as a hobby and has turned into a passion!


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Zac's Toy Chest

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