Feast your eyes on this beauty! Fresh out of the case from wave 1 of the 2020 #Hot Wheels iD line, the brand-new #’69 COPO Camaro is something to behold. It’s one of only a handful of ’60s/’70s-era #Muscle Cars that have been done for the line thus far, but this spectraflame kelly green paint and redline #iD5 Wheels have me reminiscing about the Hot Wheels Classics (2005-2009) and even the redline-era.
The silhouette of this casting is reminiscent of the Hot Wheels ’69 Camaro, while the name probably has you thinking of the Hot Wheels #’68 COPO Camaro — its neither. This is a brand-new casting by Hot Wheels Designer, Phil Riehlman, and the #’69 COPO Camaro makes its debut is right here.
All look at the side-profiles of both the #’68 COPO Camaro and the ’69 Camaro clearly illustrate that the #’69 COPO Camaro is closer to the ’69 Camaro — that makes sense. I mean, after all, a ’69 is a ’69. The ’69s have the vents while the ’68 COPO has that mean side exhaust. Even the height of the seats is consistent from the ’69 Camaro to the COPO version.
With the 3 castings together we can tell that Phil clearly used the ’69 Camaro as a start point for this new casting as the #’68 COPO Camaro and the #’69 COPO Camaro share no similarities when it comes to the front grille, taillights, and the hood. The main difference between the ’69 COPO and the ’69 Camaro is the headlights & grille.
So there it stands in all its #Spectraflame glory: this new #’69 COPO Camaro. The kelly green is a terrific color for this car, and paired with the minimal white graphics, collectors will be seeking this one out — even the ones that aren’t collecting the #Hot Wheels iD line. Finding it is another story as it seems eBay is the only choice for now. Its been a while since Hot Wheels has done any #Hobby Dealer Exclusives, but this looks to be one.