In 2003, Hot Wheels released three 2-car sets celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Corvette. These box-sets used the '100% Hot Wheels' castings which were very detailed and featured 'Real Rider' wheels and opening hoods.
Set 1 of 3
Although styling initially established the Corvette, it was the constant evolution of technology and performance that put the sports car on par with the elite Europeans. Innovation that could be described in two words - fuel injection. In 1957, an enlarged 283cid small-block engine with Ramjet fuel injection boosted 'Vette horsepower to 283. It was only the second time a Detroit V8 reached the one-horsepower-per-cubic-inch milestone. A 4-speed manual transmission also debuted that year. Performance rapidly advanced throughout the next two decades. 1982 marked the end of a body style that was envied for sixteen years but introduced an innovative drive train that included Cross-Fire fuel injection, for the next generation of Corvette body styles. 100% Hot Wheels showcases these two famous 'fuelie' models as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of America's superior sports car... the Corvette!
The following vehicles were included in the 50th Anniversary of Corvette 1 - 2-Car Set:
|1957 Corvette||Red & White|
Set 2 of 3
One of the crucial elements contributing to the success Corvette has enjoyed for 50 years is its styling. From the first model in 1953 through the current version, each body style introduced new and innovative designs that continually appealed to its consumers. This 100% Hot Wheels set features the 1953 debut model and the '96 Grand Sport, highlighted its sleek and elegant design.The C4 body styling raised the bar once again and established a new standard for America's performance icon.
The following vehicles were included in the 50th Anniversary of Corvette 2 - 2-Car Set:
|1996 Corvette 'Grand Sport'||Blue|
Set 3 of 3
The Chevrolet Corvette made its dramatic debut at the 1953 Motorama due to its eye-catching design and innovative construction. Those first 300 hand-built beauties began a fifty-year evolutionary process which has delivered five awe-inspiring body styles, and technological developments which continually satisfy the drivers highest performance expectations. This 100% Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary commemorative set, featuring models from 1957 and 1996, is a tribute to the impact and longevity of America's preeminent sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette.
The following vehicles were included in the 50th Anniversary of Corvette 3 - 2-Car Set:
|1957 Corvette||Turquoise & White|
|1996 Corvette 'Grand Sport'||Red|