Hot Wheels have a lot in common with their full-sized brethren. Mainly, they don’t make them like the used to. A classic Hot Wheels car can be a tiny work of art, so when you have one that has seen better days, it might be worth a little work to bring it back like new. In the below video from popular YouTuber baremetalHW, this ’68 Camaro goes through quite the transformation, from pockmarked beater to chromed-out shell, and, finally, to a glossy purple dream.
In the video, the Hot Wheels restoration pro references a list of original colors, so he doesn’t stray too far from the classic look. But, if you were looking to take on a new hobby, you could easily get an old Hot Wheels car and paint it to match the one in your garage. How cool would that be?
WATCH: Hot Wheels ’68 Camaro Restoration
Now, if you’re a fan of vintage Hot Wheels vehicles, similar to the ’68 Camaro featured in the video, there are quite a few sets available for purchase on Amazon. Let’s take a look at a couple.
This vintage Hot Wheels set comes with six classics, including a custom ’71 El Camino, a ’71 Datsun 510 Wagon, a custom ’67 Pontiac Firebird, an Aristo Rat, a ’63 Chevy II, and a ’70 Plymouth Superbird.
Featured in this set celebrating the Motor City, we’ve got a ’67 Camaro, a ’68 Nova, a ’69 Ford Mustang Boss 302, a ’69 Pontiac GTO, a ’70 Dodge Hemi Challenger, and a ’70 Ford Torino.
The Plymouth Road Runner iconic muscle car was incredibly sought after in the late ’60s and throughout the ’70s, so why not have a Hot Wheels version to add to that diecast collection?
This post was originally published on June 29, 2017.