Showcase Series 2: FERRARI P4

As an editor (moderator) over at (HWC), I often see collectors clamoring for the Red Line Club (RLC) of years’ past — often referring to the beginning as the “glory years”. Well, I can recall those years pretty vividly and they weren’t as seamless as most can recall. While it may not be like it is today, with the laundry list of complaints, HWC had quite a few bumps in its early years as well.

It was, and will still continue to be a great place for collectors to come together and talk about all things Hot Wheels. In addition to that, the team at HWC (while still in backorder/no sale limbo) has shown some promising upcoming releases along with letting us in on a little secret — they are currently planning all the way through the 2018 calendar year, the 50th Anniversary of the Hot Wheels brand!

Over the years, we have seen some really stellar releases from #HWC. In honor of the club’s promise to return to glory, we present to you this Ferrari P4 from the 2003 Super Chromes series (as part of #HWC Series 2).

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Hot Wheels Ferrari P4 from the 2003 (HWC) Series 2, Super Chromes … rear shot

With the delays in production at HWC and the Ferrari license gone, its anyone’s guess if we will see another #Ferrari of this caliber. Fortunately this car was produced at the high point of production numbers in 2003 when castings had quantities of 12,500 pieces, so obtaining one (even with the price of Hot Wheels Ferrari castings on the rise) is not out of reach. Heck, I was able to obtain the one you see today, a couple months ago, for far less than the original price.

As an #Exotic vintage #Race Car, the Ferrari P4 is just about as cool as they get. While the real car may have been a great track car, this #Super Chromes release of the Hot Wheels car looks great on the orange track.

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Hot Wheels Ferrari P4 from the 2003 (HWC) Series 2, Super Chromes … on banked track

The Hot Wheels #Ferrari P4 had a nice 12-year run as it was produced from 2002 to 2013. This release was the only one of its 13+ releases to not wear a vintage racing scheme. But unlike like most of the others, this is among the couple of its releases to have a metal base and NONE were done nearly as nice as this ultra premium release from #HWC.

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RELEASE DETAILS: Spectraflame Chrome Body (metal). Clear Windows. Chrome Interior. Neo-Classic Redline Wheels. Chrome-Plated Base (metal). Made in China. Toy# B2197. Sold on July 29th, 2003 exclusively on as #2 of 4 in the Super Chromes Series as part of Series 2 … limited to 12,500 pieces.

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