Hot Wheels Hot Heap – 1968 Original Sweet 16

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Hot Wheels Hot Heap

Hot Wheels Hot Heap – 1968 Original Sweet 16

In my collection, I have very few redlines. At this moment, 15 to be exact. I tend to purchase a redline every year for my birthday or when we are out of town to sort of mark the occasion and create a memory within itself. Most of the redines that I have are considered to the collecting community as beaters or junkers but I find interest in their condition and am glad to give them a new home.

This Hot Heap for example was purchased in the 4/15/2012 at Angela’s Attic in South Beloit, IL. I had taken some money that I got for my birthday the day we stopped in. The Hot Heap was sitting in the case and as the saying goes, the rest is history. 🙂

A little Hot Heap Casting History

The Hot Wheels Hot Heap was released in 1968 and was part of the ‘Sweet 16’. Produced in 2 plants – United States and Hong Kong. The Hong Kong casting has the engine set back against the firewall while the US version was set forward a bit. The Hot Heap casting in the images below is of US origin.

Hot Wheels Hot Heap Images

Hot Wheels Hot Heap
Side Profile
Hot Wheels Hot Heap
Rear Low Angle
Hot Wheels Hot Heap
Front Left Low Angle
Hot Wheels Hot Heap
Rear
Hot Wheels Hot Heap
Front Right Low Angle
Hot Wheels Hot Heap
Rear Low Angle
Hot Wheels Hot Heap
Front Birdseye
Hot Wheels Hot Heap
Base
Hot Wheels Hot Heap
Rear
  • HaarFager

    Nothing like an original Sweet 16 redline! Although I never had this one at any time, I did have a few others here and there. My favorites have always been the old classic cars like these.

    • This is where it all started. I find the older pieces (mint or not) much more enjoyable than something that you can go to the store today and buy off the pegs. This goes for a lot of stuff. I don’t have many but they will all have their day in the photo booth. 😉