In 1968, American toy maker Mattel released a series of 1:64 scale diecast cars called Hot Wheels. The first series of cars released (16 in total) were ‘customized’ versions of well known models like the Camaro, Corvette and Mustang. However, later that year, Hot Wheels designer Ira Gilford began concept work on what would eventually become the iconic Hot Wheels Twin Mill, which made its debut in 1969.
The design was unmistakable. Massive dual engines with giant scoops up front, and big, wide exposed wheels in the rear. To date, some 12 million have been produced. To avid Hot Wheels collectors, a mint, in-the-package original Twin Mill could go for as much as $800… read more >