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Clover Cars: SEARED TUNER

Since Hot Wheels hasn’t released the St. Patrick’s Day “Clover Cars” Series since 2012, we will make this a Throwback Thursday “St. Patrick’s Day Edition” and throw it back to 2007 — the first year of the Clover Cars. Sold exclusively at Walmart in 2007, all 8 of these vehicles featured “the luck of the Irish” with St. Patrick’s Day -themed graphics.

The Eric Tscherne designed, #Seared Tuner was one of the eight inaugural Clover Cars. Wearing metalflake green paint and featuring shamrocks with the words “St. Patrick’s Day” on the hood and sides, there is no mistake what line this car is from.

As for the Hot Wheels Seared Tuner casting itself? Well, not much has chanced since our last Seared Tuner feature. The casting remains among the #Discontinued Castings as it has not had a new release since 2009. As we alluded to in that July 2015 article, the Seared Tuner had a nice run from 2000 to 2004 before it went absent for two years until in resurfaced as part of the 2007 Clover Cars. Gone were the side vents that were filled with a plastic insert. Instead, a black tampo was placed on the side to disguise the casting change.

So whether you choose to have a couple green beers or choose to go out hunting, may the luck of the Irish be with you in finding treasure. Be safe out there. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Diecast Motorsports

RELEASE DETAILS: Metalflake Green Body (metal). Clear Windows. Black Interior. Chrome 10-Spoke (10SP) Wheels. Chrome Base (plastic). Made in Malaysia. Toy# L5733. Released in 2007 as #4 of 8 in the Clover Cars Series (Walmart Exclusive).

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    • I think you are referring to an error. They can vary in terms of value. Believe it or not, they are actually fairly common and most don’t sell for more than $5. If it on a desirable casting, it may increase the value (or is the error is really cool).

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