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Rod Squad: ’68 CHEVY NOVA

Who doesn’t love Hot Wheels with shark face nose art?

I mean, these Hot Wheels with the fighter-plane-inspired artwork are cool. I like them so much I have dedicated a specific tag to them on this site. See: #Shark Face Nose Art.

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Hot Wheels ’68 Chevy Nova from the 2020 Rod Squad series (all 3 colors: red, zamac, green)

Various Hot Wheels have worn this motif over the years, and it always seems to be a hit with collectors. This year, the #’68 Chevy Nova from the Rod Squad series, popped up in the #2020 Hot Wheels “C” cases. Some collectors found it even earlier as part of the first-to-market cars in the Gamestop Event, “B” cases. The release didn’t last long on the pegs.

The drab green camouflage covers the car with a wrap-like presence that is rarely seen in the Hot Wheels mainline these days. That in itself is cool, and with the character, the #Shark Face Nose Art brings, this #’68 Chevy Nova is one tough looking car.

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Hot Wheels ’68 Chevy Nova from the 2020 Rod Squad series (green)

Of course, any standard #2020 Hot Wheels mainline release wouldn’t be complete without a few colorway #Variations. The first colorway of this release was void of an overall color as it came in #ZAMAC as part of the #Walmart Exclusive “E” cases. It came as part of a pretty epic ZAMAC trio as the #’16 Bugatti Chiron captured the headlines, but the #Porsche 917 LH and this #’68 Chevy Nova shined with their bare metal finish and wild graphic schemes.

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Hot Wheels ’68 Chevy Nova from the 2020 Rod Squad series (zamac)

The red colorway of the Rod Squad #’68 Chevy Nova is just being released now as part of the #2020 Hot Wheels “J” cases. The color combo is done in more of a fashion-sense, but still looks great on the car. It’s also worth noting that all three rides wound up riding on the red-rim, black #Steelie 8-Spoke Wheels.

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Hot Wheels ’68 Chevy Nova from the 2020 Rod Squad series (red)

Will this be the last colorway for the 2020 Rod Squad #’68 Chevy Nova? Probably. We don’t see many Hot Wheels mainline vehicles getting a 4th colorway within the same year, but who knows… this is a great looking paint scheme, and I’m sure collectors would welcome another.

What do you think? If you think this #’68 Chevy Nova deserves another colorway for 2020, let us know what color you’d like to see it in the comments below.

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  1. Sweet mainline! I have them all with the exception of the zamac so far, the purple looks great too. I’d like to see this guy in matte black with the tampos!

    • Matte black with gloss black tampos would be awesome! I also thought a blue / light blue combo would be sweet with yellow accents (where the red is currently), would be cool.

  2. I have the green one that I keep with my Flying Tiger Gasser that is green also. But Spectraflame. They look really nice together. The nova is still carded & the ammo gasser is still in the acrylic case.We have several army navy surplus stores here. I keep saying I will go get an old green period ammo can for them but my schedule has been full. One day I will. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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