MINICARS: Hot Wheels BRE Datsun 240Z

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Hot Wheels will be releasing a BRE Datsun 240Z later this year as part of a limited edition, online-only offering from the Red Line Club. It looks to be a sought-after follow-up to last fall, when a similar BRE Datsun 510 sold out in two hours. 

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The RLC BRE 240Z was a secret project that began life when a moderator on Mattel’s official Hot Wheels Collectors forum started a thread suggesting they make a BRE 240Z after the 510 came out. He even included a rendering, which generated considerable interest among the Hot Wheels collectors that frequent that site. All was quiet, and then suddenly the announcement came, a true treat to collectors and fans of classic Japanese cars.

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If it’s anything like the 510, it’s sure to be an instant best seller. The lead photo was a custom built by Mark Jones, but expect the RLC car to look like that, except with spectraflame red paint and redline wheels. Details have yet to be announced, but chances are only 3,000 will be made, and RLC members will get first dibs during the first 24-hours it goes on sale.

The Red Line Club (RLC) is an exclusive membership club that you can only join at the official Hot Wheels Collectors website. It was named after the original “red line” tires on the original Hot Wheels cars from 1968. Membership costs $24.99 a year and members get first dibs on limited edition cars like this new BRE 510 and Shelby Toyota 2000GT.

510 image courtesy of The Lamley Group.

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