Looking at that beautiful, orange ’69 Dodge Charger from yesterday, it was hard to not think of this spectacular rendition of the ’69 Dodge Charger in which it received the “RLC Treatment” for the first (and currently the last) time. As we’ve stated before, receiving the “RLC Treatment” is the pinnacle for any Hot Wheels casting. The all-metal body/chassis combined with the spectraflame paint looks great on any casting. This is certainly the case for the ’69 Dodge Charger shown below.
The ’69 Dodge Charger casting wasn’t released until 2004, but in 2008 it was already voted into Hot Wheels “Top 40“. 11 years after its initial release, the ’69 Dodge Charger has over 47 versions/variations. Collectors love its long body, raked-stance and opening hood, however the decision to seal the hood shut in 2011 disappointed a lot of them.
This is hardly the only ’69 Dodge Charger that Hot Wheels makes. The original redline-era Custom Charger (1969, re-released in 2008) is a custom ’69 Charger. The Large and in Charger, released in 2008’s Since ’68 Line, is a hoodless version of the Custom Charger made “Spoilers-style” with a blown engine. In 2015, the ’69 Dodge Charger 500 was released in the mainline as part of the HW City / HW Performance Series. Hot Wheels also makes a ’69 Dodge Charger Funny Car (2009-Present), a ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona (2013-Present) and a slew of ’70 Dodge Chargers.
Look for the ’69 Dodge Charger in Walmart stores right now as part of the HW Road Trippin’ Line. Also, since this is a favorite casting of ours, expect to see a lot more of it here at Diecast Motorsports!
RELEASE DETAILS: Spectraflame Orange Body (metal). Clear Windows. Black Interior. Neo-Classic Redline Wheels. Chrome-Plated Base (metal). Made in China. Released in 2005 as part of HotWheelsCollectors.com’s Series 4 Neo-Classics Series. Limited to 11,000 pieces. Toy# H2926.