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I started the cross reference of this casting thread with other listed reference links today. As with most site listings the color names used and order of rarity varies significantly between them and the initial listings from The Elite Redline Guide (2010) included below. I will do a more focused review of those and update that information later on. If any other (?) 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 Maserati Mistral casting version was designed by Ira Gilford and based on the same named 1963- 1970 Italian designed sports car model from Maserati. It was distributed for 2 years in the main casting line up as a California Custom Miniature and is one of several European based models included for this year.

Produced at the HK factory only it comes with a blue tinted windshield. The body design features sleek elegant lines and a front hinged opening bonnet over an inline 6 engine. Details include silver painted headlights, (bumpers) and red painted tail lights. Interiors with bucket seats, a large dashboard with integrated steering wheel were issued in both white and brown. The front bumper is part of the base casting. The rear panel is also part of the base and features two large red painted tail lights.

All eight of the production Spectraflame paint colored models came with or without a flat black painted roof. Painted roof models have the black paint along the rear window glass and B pillars as well. Of the (8) known Spectraflame paint colors used for the non painted roof models they range from the most common colors of Aqua, Green, Orange, Blue, Red, Copper, Purple, and Olive as the rarest color used. The order of rarity varies though when a black painted roof is included changes to be - Aqua, Blue, Green, Orange, Copper, Purple, Red and Olive.

All cars are fitted with medium sized Type 1 style wheels.

Each casting was issued with a Hong Kong smooth tab design metal collector button showing a red casting image on a yellow background.

A Spectraflame Antifreeze with a light tan interior and blue tinted glass and an Ice (light) Blue prototype with a smoke tinted window piece is known for this casting.

Referenced resources -

http://hotwheels.wikia.com/wiki/Maserati_Mistral
http://www.onlineredlineguide.com/69/69_maserati_mistral/69_maserati_mistral.html
http://www.hwredlines.com/menu-grp/hw-69.shtml
http://www.hwprotos.com/menu-grp-cars/1969/6277-Mistral/6277x-HK-Mistral.shtml
http://www.nchwa.com/1969.html
The Elite Redline Guide (2010)
https://sites.google.com/site/redlinebuttons/Buttons/1969
 
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