Born out of the post-WWII prosperity and originating in California, lowriders are some of the most iconic vehicles of car culture, even today. In an effort to memorialize the spirit of lowriding, Hot Wheels recently created a 1975 Chevy Monte Carlo, and now, it will soon be up for sale.
This model lowrider is notable for its adjustable suspension that allows for articulation, and enables the 1:64 scale model car to sit in a high or low position, and even a three-wheel position not unlike the full-scale lowriders.
Besides the radical suspension, the exterior of this Monte Carlo screams west coast culture. The body of the model is made of ZAMAC and is covered in a Spectraflame antifreeze paint scheme that really makes it pop. In addition, the decals include pinstripes and custom patterns that run smooth along the long-flared fender and quarter panels. Out back, there’s a custom license plate that reads WESTSID as another nod to its roots.
A few smaller details include a full metal, chrome-plate chassis, Real Riders Low Rider wheels with a white stripe tampo, light smoke-tinted windows and an Antifreeze interior.
For those who may be interested in owning this 1975 Monte Carlo, it will be up for grabs on March 21st, 2023 at 9 am PST. It’s worth noting that it’s only available for Red Line Club members, and only one is available per membership.
As some context, the vehicle this Hot Wheels model car is based on is the second generation of the Chevy Monte Carlo. Spanning from model years 1973 to 1977, the second-gen Monte Carlo was offered with a wide range of engine options, including the base 305 Small Block up to the 454 Big Block. Transmission options included a three-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission.