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YouTube Hot Wheels Enthusiast Restores Classic 1968 Chevy Camaro Model

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Classic automobiles can oftentimes get pretty roughed up, thus requiring an extensive restoration. What tends to get roughed up even more than the actual cars are the Hot Wheels models based upon those vehicles.

Years of crashing Hot Wheels into one another will understandably take its toll. Still, even the most gentle of Hot Wheels owners can discover an out-of-shape model in their collection.

YouTuber baremetalHW has made it his mission to restore such Hot Wheels models in a series of videos call “Redline Restoration.” One such model that he has restored was a classic 1968 Chevrolet Camaro.


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The miniature Camaro in question is part of the “Redline” Hot Wheels series. “Redline” models are ones that were produced during the first 10 years of Hot Wheels production from 1968 to 1977, named so due to the red line found on their tires.

The 1968 Hot Wheels Camaro, based on the 1967 release of the Chevy Camaro, was one of the very first Hot Wheels models to be produced. According to a reference guide that baremetalHW owns, its price can range anywhere from $225 to $6,500, depending on its condition.


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The Hot Wheels Camaro that baremetalHW had in his possession wasn’t in the best of conditions. Therefore, he decided to restore the vehicle using a number of different techniques, including rust and oxidation removal.

As many Hot Wheels owners know all too well, the hoods on the vehicles can break easily. Nevertheless, baremetalHW was even able to repair his vehicle’s broken hood.

Good enough to appear on a showroom floor

At the end of the restoration, baremetalHW gave the model car a brand-new purple paint job. With the restoration completed, the Camaro look like it could have come straight out of a Hot Wheels box.

You can view the entire restoration process in the video below:

If you have any beat-up old Hot Wheels lying around, you could always follow baremetalHW’s example to help make them good-as-new again.

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