Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hot Wheels Garage Red Ford Falcon XB Coupe

The popularity of the Hot Wheels Ford Falcon XB in Australia has been very high since its release in late 2009. With the yellow and blue versions being snapped up as soon as they hit the pegs, it was odd that this car, part of the Hot Wheels Garage series, was released - on the US market only in late 2010. 
The difference between this car and the regular Hot Wheels cars is that it has a metal base, a metal body and different wheels with real rubber tyres. There is also a higher level of detail, as can be seen by the picked out headlights. 
The paint job is a custom paint scheme, unlike the factory GT paint scheme used on the yellow and blue castings. This red paint scheme is very attractive with the bold black stripes radiating off the bonnet and ghost scallops starting on the front fenders. 
Even though this casting is metal/metal and has extra detail and rubber tyres, there are a few anomalies - the rear brake ducts and fuel cap are painted over in body colour and once again the tampo paint machine has missed the rear lights. 
This car is only available in the U.S. and even there sells at a premium, roughly the same as a Lesney Edition Matchbox car. It is an attractive car and essential for any Ford Falcon model car collector.

To the rating:
Hot Wheels Garage Red XB Falcon Coupe

Quality  7
Design    7
Colours   8
X-factor  8

Rating: 30/40
See also: 

Trio of Hot Wheels Ford Falcon XB Coupes (coming soon)

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