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  • Hot Wheels Rolls Royce Silver Shadow redline

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    By the time this model came along, Mattel was already in process of shifting all production to Hong Kong, this model was never made stateside at the Hawthorne factory. Emulating the vinyl roof treatment popular on cars at the time (itself mimicking convertible "soft tops"), many of the models closer to stock in the redline line up got the blackened roof treatment, but depending on the model as to how often it was applied. In the case of the Roller, black roofs are not all that common, though I wouldn't call them rare.

    In typical Hot Wheels style at the time (as seen by the green Roller hiding in back), spectraflame paint was the norm. I think the Roller was the first non-racecar to be painted in enamel, if not first certainly one of them. Seems Rolls Royce the company took umbrage to Mattel dolling up their vaunted model in candy colors and ordered a cease and desist, and from then on it was only available in enamel gray, though it was only in the line for perhaps a couple years. Most kids at the time wanted the muscle cars anyway, and even today the Roller doesn't get quite the same respect as the Mustangs and Camaros and other comparable models.

    Still, for the day and time it is a respectable model.
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    Im mad at the assistant principal he said he "forgot" that i was a car expert and sold 5 OF THOSE new in the box from 1985 never opened AND HE SOLD THEM ALL FOR 15$!!! He could have gotten a few more dollars! What set me off is he did not even tell me until it was too late otherwise he would have 50$ on his car probably on the wipers and i would have a couple royces

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    • #3
      Ummm...these were LONG gone by 1985, these date from 1969-70, no later than 71. You may be thinking of the blue old timer Playboy with whitewalls (usually), that was mid-1980s.
      The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

      Thank you for your understanding.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jt3 View Post
        Ummm...these were LONG gone by 1985, these date from 1969-70, no later than 71. You may be thinking of the blue old timer Playboy with whitewalls (usually), that was mid-1980s.
        Oh yeah my bad yes they were whitewalls i did not really pay attention

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        • #5
          I think the MBX of this era looks better personally, but it's not bad.

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            • #7
              A respectable model of a respectable car, indeed.
              - Burton W. Pine

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              • #8
                a nice casting indeed...since Wes's picture of the black roofed one is only about the 10th one that i have seen.i would list it as being a rare variation/issue.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pegers View Post
                  a nice casting indeed...since Wes's picture of the black roofed one is only about the 10th one that i have seen.i would list it as being a rare variation/issue.
                  Perhaps, but I have seen pics of a tiny handful of spectraflame models with the black roof...those I might be inclined to call rare. Also, I hear but have yet to actually see, some models already painted in spectra colors were recalled and repainted, and supposedly it is possible to see the remains of the spectra paint (wheelwells, maybe?). Those would probably be the most rare of this model.
                  The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                  Thank you for your understanding.

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