Cars are given a score based on a 0-10 scale. A car can score as low as a 0 or as high as 10. Points are awarded across four different categories. Three points each are given for the following categories: Heritage and History, describes the pedigree of the car, it's role in automotive history, and the backstory of the 1/1 and or the 1/64. Production and Finishing, describes how well the car was produced and its overall execution on paint, printing, assembly, and quality. Cool Factor, describes how eye catching and unique the car is. Lastly, one final 'Price Point' is given if the car is worth the MSRP. *This does not take into account the second-hand market price.*
The VW from São Palo
In 1973, German tech magazine Hobby called the SP2 the most beautiful car in the world. Sharing a chassis with a Volkswagen Type 3, the revolutionary Brazilian sports car was born from the desire to create a car that be competitive and revolutionary. It was the first Volkswagen to display the shark like nose now named the 'Leiding face.' The Hot Wheels mould aptly captured the character of this Brazilian exotic sports car and the car is a nice reflection of this 70's era speedster. 10,205 were produced.
Despite how good looking this car was, it never sold as well as was originally hoped and production ended in 1975. This is a really nice little model that sheds light on this now more sought after car.
At 3 U.S. dollars, there's a lot to love. The special edition paint and wheels, the flame details, the car features and mould itself make this a fabulous piece. The overall production and execution on the car was very good and the marketing and set arrangement net this car a near perfect 9 losing only a point for color choice.
Final Score 9/10