Thursday, May 14, 2020

Hot Wheels: American Steel - '67 Pontiac Firebird

I believe this new series of Walmart exclusives debuted at the beginning of 2020, but with the current quarantine all sense of time has seemed to disappear! Called American Steel, this collection of 10 vehicles features classic muscle cards from the 60's and 70's. Today we'll take a look at this beautiful 1967 Pontiac Firebird which is #8/10 in the collection.

While most of the cars in this American Steel series feature a shiny paint job, this Firebird stood out thanks in part to its flat black paint. The exposed silver chromed engine helped it stand out even more. The paint apps are modest at best, with orange stripes in the door along with the number '67' . The wheels aren't painted, but do feature a chrome bronze rim. The windshield and rear window appears have a smoky tint. There doors do not have windows. The mold has a copyright year of 2017 "DTW82".

While the car itself is pretty classic, I love the flat paint on this car. The only thing that would me it better was if the engine wasn't exposed. I wish I had now purchased more from this limited series as Mattel did a really nice job with these paint decos. If you can still find them at your local Walmart, pick them up!

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you about the engine. It would have looked cooler with a hood. But I gotta say... the packaging is nice.