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I started the cross reference of this casting thread with other listed reference links today. If any (?) remains they are referenced that way. In the mean time, feel free to add your own images, stories, information and experiences with this casting in your own thread posts as we go along.




The Custom AMX was designed by Ira GIlford and based on the AMC 1968 AMX coupe. It was distributed for 3 years in the main casting line up as a California Custom Miniature and is one of two models to include the Custom name designation this year.

Produced at the USA factory only it comes with a clear windshield and features an opening hood element. Interiors were issued only in white plastic. The front grill and bumper are part of the base casting piece. As is the rear panel which features a large red painted rear tail light.

A very rare special edition of the casting model was distributed in the United Kingdom as the Ed Shaver special in 1970 as part of the UK Racing Car Series. They were available at his personal appeareances and other promotions. It was only produced in blue to match the actual car color. It featured a sticker set with side door panels and racing stripes for the bonnet, roof and boot cover. (Sticker set reproductions are readily available so caution is warrented today if one is being considered for purchase as the same blue color was issued without the sticker set.)

As with most 1968 and 1969 castings color names and rarity are not consistent. Overall there are (16) other known Spectraflame paint colors used across the site. They range from the most often commonly listed colors of Aqua. Gold, Lime Yellow, Green, Light Green, Blue, Orange, Red, Rose, Purple, with Yellow being Very Hart to FiInd, Magenta, Hot Pink, Salmon Pink and Antifreeze or considered Rare and Light Blue as the rarest color used.

Cars initially have silver painted medium sized Type 1 Redline wheels, but late production models have chromed capped wheels or a mixture of both types. Capped wheel sets correspond with cars painted in Hot Pink, Magenta, Light Green and Yellow.

Each casting was issued with a Hong Kong metal collector button with an oranged colored image on yellow background. This version comes in both the notched and smooth tab versions. A red colored car image with a smooth tab is also known.

Two Zamac bodied prototypes with white interiors and clear wind shields are known with various chassis detail difference. The Light Blue painted AMX is also believed to be a prototype as no other casting has been found in a blister pack.

A retooled casting was released in 2010 as the Red Line Club Membership Car. This casting was released again in 2013 as part of the Red Line Club's sELECTIONS series.




Resource references -

http://hotwheels.wikia.com/wiki/Custom_AMX
http://www.onlineredlineguide.com/69/69_custom_amx/69_custom_amx.html
http://www.hwredlines.com/menu-grp/hw-69.shtml
http://www.hwprotos.com/menu-grp-cars/1969/6267-AMX/6267x-US-AMX.shtml
The Elite Redline Guide (2010)
 
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