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Hot Heap
Debut Series 1968 Hot Wheels
Produced 1968 Only
Designer Don Tognotti (Real-World Car)
Harry Bradley (Hot Wheels Model)
Number #6219
Hotheap


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Hot Heap was one of the cars released in the original 1968 Hot Wheels series.

The Hot Heap was based on the real-life show car "King T", also known as "Tognotti's T".

This circa 1964 modified Model T Roadster was the brainchild of designer Don Tognotti. It was originally built with four wheel disc brakes, independent rear suspension, front coil springs and a fuel injected 283 Chevrolet engine.

This extremely popular show car won several First Place trophies in its day. Not the least of which were 1st in the Winternationals the first time entered, a 1st in the Oakland Roadster Show (Grand National Roadster Show is the true name), and many other shows in that era.



The Hot Heap came from 2 different plants (US and Hong Kong) there are several ways to tell the difference in the two castings. In the US casting, the engine was set forward with a round transmission hump at the beginning with the transmission hump becoming square towards the end of the run in 1971. The base was fairly plain with no details other than the exhaust pipes and the logos on it (Hot Wheels logo, US patents pending, etc.) The trunk was shorter on the US version and the leaf spring on the back was shorter and less detailed. The wheels also had a duller finish to the chrome plating. It came with a clear windshield. The Hong Kong casting had an engine that was set back against the firewall. The base was more detailed with the entire drive train molded into the base. The chrome on the wheels was shinier. The trunk was longer and the leaf spring on the back was longer and more detailed. It had a Blue-tinted windshield.

USA Versions

The Hot Heap has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Notes:

Colors are desending in rarity from common to rare.

Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Antifreeze Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL HotheapGold
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL HotHpGrn2b
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels

Spectraflame  Gold

Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Lime Green Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Orange Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Hotheap
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Copper Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Hot Pink Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Olive Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Apple Green Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 227a
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Rose Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Creamy Pink Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Blue Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame (olive) Gold Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Brown Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL Image Not Available

Hong Kong Versions

The Hot Heap has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Notes:

Colors are desending in rarity from common to rare.

Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue Unpainted / Metal RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green Unpainted / Metal RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red Unpainted / Metal RL Hot Heap
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua Unpainted / Metal RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Brown Unpainted / Metal RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Orange Unpainted / Metal RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple Unpainted / Metal RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Copper Unpainted / Metal RL Image Not Available
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Creamy Pink Unpainted / Metal RL Image Not Available

Re-tooled Versions

The Hot Heap has come out in the following re-tooled1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
2012 HWC.com Bonus Release Spectraflame Violet RL RLCO16-HotHeap

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