Collectors have been flocking to Target for the better part of two weeks now and have been picking up the Hot Wheels Retro Style Series. The good new for collectors is that there isn’t one car that seems to be hoarded — which seems rare for a specialty series these day. We already checked out the Volkswagen SP2 and the Power Pipes last week and there is certainly one perk the ’84 Hurst Olds holds over them: a metal body / metal base combo.
After being introduced in the 2012 Hot Ones Series, the Hot Wheels ’84 Hurst Olds has yet to have a plastic body or plastic base in any of its 4 releases as each release has come in a premium line, until now. So suffice to say, in today’s Hot Wheels era, its always a great find to find a metal/metal vehicle in the mainline, or in this case an extension of it — the Retro Style Series cars are priced at $1.29+Tax. This should be a pretty good downhill racer … so much so that I think its only a matter of time before I can hear the racers over at Redline Derby rejoicing.
The Hot Wheels ’84 Hurst Olds does share a striking resemblance to the ’86 Monte Carlo SS and the Buick Grand National castings. Given the time period and the umbrella from which the real Olds, Chevy and Buick were designed, its totally understandable. Look for the most notable difference on the hood to tell these three cars apart (aside from the name on the packaging). The ’84 Hurst Olds from the Hot Wheels Retro Style Series is a #Target Exclusive so if you want to race for pinks (Hot Wheels style), now is a good time to stock up on this #Great for Gravity/Downhill Track casting.
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