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BASED ON THE CONTESSA, THE CAR HAS BEEN GIVEN A CLAS­SIC 60S HOT-ROD STYLING WITH THE FLAME PAINT JOB

These life-size cre­ations were present at this year's Auto Expo but Hot Wheels de­cided to give us the mod­els for a closer look. Both these cars are run­ning cre­ations that de­pict the preva­lent cus­tom styles of retro and mod­ern eras. We were how­ever hooked to the fiery flames, chrome wheels and the vin­tage vis­age that one of these cars pre­sented.

This par­tic­u­lar car is based on the Contessa Clas­sic by Hin­dus­tan Mo­tors. A car that was highly sought af­ter for bear­ing a close look to an Amer­i­can mus­cle car. The car has been given a clas­sic 60s hot-rod styling com­plete with the flame paint job that was all the rage back in the day. Hot Wheels' col­lec­tion in­cludes a '70 Chevy Ca­maro that seems to be the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind this build. Chromed retro mir­rors com­pli­ment the ex­te­rior with the am­ber win­dows to match the paint scheme while the multi-spoke wheels of­fer the look of wire wheels. In­side, leather adorns the seats and the dash­board while true to the 60s styling, a chain steer­ing wheel and a skull gear shifter com­plete the look. The eye catch­ing de­sign and retro styling def­i­nitely at­tracted at­ten­tion and rem­i­nisces child­hood mem­o­ries.

The other car is a more mod­ern de­pic­tion of a street racer. Mas­sive front and rear split­ters take away most of the at­ten­tion and seem a bit over the top. A matte paint job and brand graph­ics hide a sev­enth gen­er­a­tion Honda Ac­cord un­der­neath. Twin tail pipes, of which one is a dummy, lets out a loud ex­haust note.

Sadly, these show cars, as the name sug­gests, will never be up for sale but one can surely buy their mini ver­sions from Hot Wheels' col­lec­tion of model cars. Now, if only these cars were avail­able for grown-ups to play with.

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