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Twin Mill
Debut Series 1969 Hot Wheels
Produced 1969 - 1971, 1973, 1976 - 1978, 1993 - Present
Designer Ira Gilford
Number 6258
Twinmill

Description

The Twin Mill is arguably the most famous, memorable and popular Hot Wheels car of all time, so much so that Hot Wheels themselves made a real life, full scale (1:1) fully functioning replica which frequently appears at car shows.

Debuting in 1969, it was designed from the ground up in house at Mattel by Ira Gilford. Its first release was painted in several 'Spectraflame' colors and came with Redline wheels. It was manufactured in the USA and could be found with either a white or dark brown interior. The twin motors, each of them 8.2 L supercharged Chevrolet 502 big block V8s that produce a total of 1,401 hp (1,044 kW) and 1,401 ft·lb (1,900 N·m), have a gold tint. The base can be seen from the top of the car and was painted in body color. It was packaged with a metal 'collectors button'.

Some early pre-production prototypes have what is known as a 'Cut Fender' where the rear fenders are much smaller and do not cover the rear wheels entirely. This adheres to the original design made by Ira. They are very hard to find and have been found in Antifreeze, Orange, Red, Light 'Apple' Green and Creamy Pink.

1973 saw the Twin Mill released as a Shell Promo, a giveaway promotional car handed out to customers at Shell service stations. As with other 1973 cars, it lost its Spectraflame paint which was replaced with enamel paint.

In 1976 the Twin Mill was renamed Twin Mill II, although having no changes to the casting itself. It was only used in 1976 and 1977. 

In 1993, the Twin Mill was revived and re-tooled for the 25th Anniversary series.

In 1998 the Twin Mill was released in the collector-aimed 100% Hot Wheels series and featured a unique and highly detailed casting which included an opening canopy. It was only used twice before being discontinued.

It has led to three other follow-up castings, the Twin Mill II (1993) and Twin Mill III, as well as a Toon Car Casting.

Video Game Appearances

1969 Original Versions

The Twin Mill has been released in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes Photo
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green None Spectraflame Green Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA GreenTwinMill
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue None Spectraflame Blue Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua None Spectraflame Aqua Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Twinmill
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red None Spectraflame Red Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Twinmillred
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Lime Green None Spectraflame Lime Green Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Gold None Spectraflame Gold Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Twin Mill
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Orange None Spectraflame Orange Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Rose None Spectraflame Rose Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Olive None Spectraflame Olive Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple None Spectraflame Purple Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Antifreeze None Spectraflame Antifreeze Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Twin Mill Anti
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta None Spectraflame Magenta Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Blue None Spectraflame Light Blue Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Apple Green None Spectraflame Apple Green Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow None Spectraflame Yellow Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Creamy Pink None Spectraflame Creamy Pink Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available
1969 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Brown None Spectraflame Brown Clear White or Dark Brown RL 6258 USA Image Not Available

1973 Shell Promo Versions

The Twin Mill (Shell Promo) has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Light Blue None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell02 Hong Kong Twin Mill Ltblu73
1973 Enamel Dark Blue None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell02 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Enamel Red None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell02 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Enamel Pink None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell02 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Enamel Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell02 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Enamel Flourescent Green None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell02 Hong Kong Image Not Available

1976-1977 'Twin Mill II' Versions

This Hot Wheels vehicle has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1976 1976 Hot Wheels Orange Red, White, Blue graphics Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black RL 8240 Hong Kong Twin Mill OrgRl
1976 Super Chromes Chrome Red, White, Blue graphics Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black RL 8240 Hong Kong Twin Mill CrmRl
1977 1977 Hot Wheels Orange Red, White, Blue graphics Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black BW 8240 Hong Kong Twin Mill Orgbw
1977 Super Chromes Chrome Red, White, Blue graphics Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black BW 8240 Hong Kong Twin Mill Crmbw

Re-Cast Versions

Twin Mill has been released in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Car # Country Notes Photo
1993 25th Anniversary Series Brownish - Olive no tampo Brownish - Olive Clear White RL 5709 China Twin Mill BrnVint
1993 25th Anniversary Series Red no tampo Red Clear White RL 5709 China Twin Mill RedVint
1993 25th Anniversary Series Light Green no tampo Red Clear White RL 5709 China TwinMilLitGrn25
1993 25th Anniversary Series Lime no tampo Red Clear White RL 5709 China TwinMilLime25
1993 25th Anniversary Series Light Blue no tampo Light Blue Clear White RL 5709 China Available in Toys R Us 10 Pack Twin Mill ltbluVint
1994 FAO Schwarz Gold Series Collection Metalflake Greyish - Blue tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Greyish - Blue Clear White RL Gold 5709 China limited to 3000 Twin Mill FAO
1994 Vintage Series Blue tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Blue Clear White RL 5709 China Twin Mill ltblutLogo
N/A 1996 Vintage Race Team Set White / Metalflake Blue Hot Wheels Race Team deco. Red "1" Metalflake Blue Clear White BW with Goodyear Tampo 16139 China Twin Mill - Vintage Race Team
N/A 1996 Bonus Car Metalflake Yellow Tiny Red Hot Wheels Logo on top Yellow Clear Black BW China Came in Baggie Twin Mill YelBons L
N/A 1998 Hot Wheels 30th Anniversary Spectraflame Lime-Gold Spectraflame Lime-Gold Clear Black RL China Came in Special Retro Packaging TwinMilLime30
2001 Pro Racing 2001 Blue / Red / White 99 Team CITGO White Metal Clear White RR Thailand Twillmilcitgo
2001 Pro Racing 2001 Orange 32 Team TIDE Unpainted Metal Blue White RR Thailand Twillmiltide
2001 Pro Racing 2001 White / Red / Blue 10 Team Valvoline Blue Metal Blue White RR Thailand Twillmilvalvoline
2001 Pro Racing 2001 Black / Yellow 22 Team Caterpillar Yellow Metal Clear Black RR Thailand Twillmilcat
2002 HWC.com Series 1 Spectraflame Red RL 2002hwctwinmill
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2003 Highway 35 World Race: Roadbeasts Red Roadbeasts Graphics, #17 Black Yellow Tint Chrome-Rim, Gray CM5 Twin Mill - Hwy35
2003 Hall of Fame: Legends Spectraflame Magenta White "Twin Mill" on sides Spectraflame Magenta Clear White RR5SP B0931 China Twin Mill-2003 Legends
2007 40 Years of Hot Wheels Set Chrome N/A Unpainted metal Gray RL Thailand Image Not Available
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2008 2008 Valentine's Day Cars Metalflake Black Gold, Red, and Magenta flames on hood Red Red Red Gold 5SP N1273 Thailand Target Exclusive Val 08 Twinmill
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2008 Since '68 Series 4-Car Tin Red Flames on the hood RL L8370 TRTwinMill
2008 Tornado Twister Track Set Blue Yellow, Silver Tribal on roof and hood Polished metal Clear Black Chrome 3SP Thailand Twillmill
32 2009 Connect Cars Red White Stripe down middle, Silver fish hook, "MINNESOTA", "32", "TWIN CITIES", "Land of 10,000 Lakes", "L'Etoile du Nord" Unpainted Metal Red Tint White Chrome 5SP N4163 Malaysia Base code(s): Twin Mill - Connect Cars
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2010 Race World: Volcano
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Metalflake Black Red and Black flames on sides and front Unpainted / Metal Red Tint Gray Red rim, Black PR5 R7641 Malaysia Base Code(s): B31,29,28 Twinmill volcanoblack
2011 The Hot Ones Metalflake Copper Beige, Red and Silver tampos Unpainted / Metal Red Tint Black BW W1559 Thailand Base code(s): 2011 Hot Ones - Twin Mill
2012 Hot Wheels Boulevard Green Black RLRR5SP W4650 Malaysia Base code(s): IMG 3196c1000
2013 Mystery Models blue Orange stripes and stars Unpainted / Metal Yellow Chrome 5SP Malaysia Base Code: F44 HW Twin Mill
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2014 HW Workshop: Then and Now
1/10
Metalflake Pearl Green Black Stripes Pearl Metalflake Green Clear Grey Chrome rim, Black MC5 BFF00 Malaysia Base Code(s): G04 Twin Mill-2014 221
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2014 HW Workshop: Then and Now
1/10
Spectraflame Dark Green Black Stripes Spectraflame Green Clear Grey RR BFF35 Malaysia Treasure Hunt
Base Code(s): G03
Twin Mill-2014 TH 221
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2014 HW Workshop: Then and Now
1/10
Metalflake Red Black stripe and Gold pin stripes on roof and hood. Metalflake Red / Metal Clear Grey MC5 BFV54 Malaysia "Toys R Us" exclusive color. Base Code: G15 HW-2014-221-Twin Mill-ThenAndNow
N/A 2015 Origin of Awesome 5-Pack Spectraflame Green White Team Hot Wheels Logo & lightning on sides. Chrome / Plastic Chrome Tinted OH5 CDT29 Thailand Base Code(s): H04 TwinMillCDT29
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2016 Batman v Superman Series Metalflake Dark Grey Blue & Black stripes on top, Superman logo on hood, Batman logo on roof, Batman v Superman logo on sides Metalflake Purple Tinted (Blue) Chrome Black OH5SP DJL48 Malaysia Base code(s): H44 Twin Mill - 16 Batman v Superman 600pxOTD
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2018 HW Exotics
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Red White arrow stripe on hood and top Red / Metal Clear Chrome Chrome 5SP FJX99 Malaysia Base code(s): K41 TWIN MILLFJX99C
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2018 50th Anniversary Black & Gold Matte Black Blue & Gold Stripes on top, 50th Anniversary Logo on front Matte Black / Metal Yellow Gold Gold OH5 FRN35 Malaysia Base code(s): 2 50th Anniversary Black and Gold Series
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2018 HW Exotics
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Metalflake Blue White, blue stripes and silver pinstripes. "Hot Wheels" flame logo on rear roof Metalflake Blue / Metal Tinted (Light Blue) Chrome Silver Chrome 5SP FJY51 Malaysia Base code(s): L04 2018 HW-Exotics TwinMill (Blue)

100% Hot Wheels Versions

The Twin Mill was released in the collector-aimed Legends (100% Hot Wheels) line. It was a unique casting with an opening canopy and detailed engines. It was used two times before being discontinued.

The Twin Mill has been released in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
1998 Legends: Twin Mill 1:24 & 1:64 Metalflake Lime Green Badges & Details Lime Green / Metal Clear Black RL

RR

19305 China Twin Mill Legends Cool Collectibles
2002 Psychedelic Relics 2-Car Set Orange Badges & Details Orange / Metal Clear Black RL

RR

53815 China 1a3

Similar Castings and Names

Twin Mill (1973)

Twin Mill II (1976)

Twin Mill II (1993)

Twin Mill III

Twin Mill (Hardnoze)

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