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Custom Firebird
Debut Series Hot Wheels
Produced 1968 Only
Designer Harry Bradley
Number 6212
1968 Custom firechicken Red on Red Hong Kong

Description

"The Chicken with a Mission."

The Custom Firebird was first released in 1968, and was based on the 1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 convertible. It was made in both the United States and Hong Kong. The U.S. version has a molded steering wheel on the dash, straight bucket seats and shorter hood scoop bulges. The Hong Kong version has a black steering wheel, bucket seats which slant back, no dash and the hood bulges are slightly longer. Late run Custom Firebirds  came with "door lines" are much less common and more desirable.

US Interior colors:

  • White
  • Dark Brown
  • Silver-Grey

HK Interior Colors:

  • White
  • Dark Brown
  • Silver-Grey
  • Red
  • Blue


Early run Hong Kong castings have Deep Dish wheels on the front only, and also have been found with clear windshields.


USA Versions

The Custom Firebird has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Notes: Clear glass, One piece interior, steering wheel matches interior color, thicker outer upper edge of the interior, Silver color rims, Less detail base,

Colors are desending in rarity from common to rare.

Year Series Color sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red Metal RL 6212 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green Metal RL 6212 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue Metal RL 6212 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Olive Metal RL 6212 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Orange Metal RL 6212 USA Cf2 (1)
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple Metal RL 6212 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Gold Metal RL 6212 USA 1968 firebird Gold -Yel champ Int USA
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua Metal RL 6212 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Lime Green Metal RL 6212 USA Firebird 1968 US Lime green dark int
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Antifreeze Metal Dark RL 6212 USA 1968 Firebird Antifreeze US dark int
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Brown Metal RL 6212 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Rose Metal RL 6212 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Blue Metal RL 6212 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Dark Olive Metal RL 6212 USA Image Not Available

USA Gallery

Hong Kong Versions

The Custom Firebird has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Notes: Blue glass, two piece interior with black steering wheel stuck into dash, 4 holes and detailed base, thinner outer upper edge of the interior, Chrome foil rims,

Colors are desending in rarity from common to rare.

Year Series Color Sticker Base Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red None Metal Blue Red RL 6212 HK 1968 Custom firechicken Red on Red Hong Kong
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red None Metal Blue White RL 6212 HK 1969 Firebird RED White int HK
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red None Metal Blue RL 6212 HK Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue None Metal Blue Blue RL 6212 HK 1968 customg firebird early DD wheels blue on blue HK
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue None Metal Blue RL 6212 HK Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Olive None Metal Blue White, Brown or Silver RL 6212 HK Custom Firebird (Small)
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Gold None Metal Blue RL 6212 HK Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Copper None Metal Blue RL 6212 HK Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple None Metal Blue RL 6212 HK Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green None Metal Blue RL 6212 HK Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Orange None Metal Blue Brown RL 6212 HK Custom Firebird-1968 Orange
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua None Metal Blue RL 6212 HK Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Creamy Pink None Metal Blue RL 6212 HK Image Not Available

Hong Kong Gallery

Door Line Versions

The Custom Firebird with 'Door Lines' has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Notes: A late run saw Door Lines added to the body, only seen US so far. They were added in anticipation for the Light My Firebird casting.

Year Series Color sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red Metal Dark RL 6212 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green Metal Dark RL 6212 USA 1968 Firechicken green with doorlines USA
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Olive Metal Dark RL 6212 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua Metal Dark RL 6212 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Blue Metal Dark RL 6212 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue Metal Dark RL 6212 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Antifreeze Metal Dark RL 6212 USA Image Not Available
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Metal Dark RL 6212 USA Image Not Available

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