Chevrolet handed over the keys to 33 Hot Wheels Camaro Convertible Indianapolis 500 festival cars this week. Race directors get the luxury of driving the droptops around Indianapolis in an ongoing tradition with roots all the way back to the 1960s. The stunt is supposed to remind area residents that the Indy 500 is right around the corner. The cars are our first look at the special Camaro Hot Wheels Edition in convertible form, and they are slated to head to dealers after a one-time production run. The cars also represent the first time in history full-size Hot Wheels have been offered for sale by an automaker.

The cars will be available in both the previously seen coupe bodystyle and this convertible configuration, and will feature metallic blue paint and special wheels with the iconic redline accent. Buyers will be able to choose between the V6-powered 2LT trim and the V8-powered 2SS guise.

Hot Wheels says the original Custom Camaro toy was one of the original 16 1:64-scale diecasts, and it remains one of the company's most valuable collector items today.


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      wooootles
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think the bigger story here is that there are still people who care about Indy
      Mbukukanyau
      • 2 Years Ago
      These are future Barrett Jackson Specials
      Juan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Camaro, part of GM- Goberment Motors. yuck, wouldn't buy a chevy of any kind now that Nobama owns the company.
        richard
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Juan
        Like you could afford one anyway.
        Michelle & Dave
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Juan
        NO YOUR STILL DRIVING THAT KIA YOUR MOTHER BOUGHT FOR YOU HAHAHHAHAHAHHHAA
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Michelle & Dave
          [blocked]
        apcc538
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Juan
        Yea, keep driving that pos toyota
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Juan
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        @Juan
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      Rich
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ugly car. Toothless like grin for a grill and fat rear end with tiny upside down tailights. Mustang and Challenger kick it's butt.
        Michelle & Dave
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rich
        Wrong im the first one to get on the mopar wagon but in this case your dead wrong chevy kicked the mopars A$$ this camaro is one bad ass ride 500 hp plus thats why there are no challengers at Indy besides france ownes mopar now not all american camaro made here in this great country called USA
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Michelle & Dave
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      lthrnck68
      • 2 Years Ago
      Making it blue still doesn't change my opinion. Still one U.P.O.S.
      kymeraorion2026
      • 2 Years Ago
      What a P.O.S. trying to bring back the camaro was a bad idea, now everyone I see looks like it has just rolled out of a "pimp my ride" episode. It is at best, a trashy car now.
        richard
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kymeraorion2026
        What`s the matter, you can`t handle coolness? I`ll bet you play with Barbie and Ken, and drive a Honda.
      Finklestein
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just what the Camaro needed; another toy reference!
        Cesar Garcia Jr
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Finklestein
        Really? Seriously? Camaro, Mustang, and Corvette have been and will always be made into every kind of toy scale available.
      richard
      • 2 Years Ago
      Beautiful color, sweet car.
      groingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not much for the look of the Camaro har tops the the rag top is a nice looking car....bet they don't sell many V6 versions!
        Michelle & Dave
        • 2 Years Ago
        @groingo
        Bet they doo still get the hot looking car halve the price and from what i heard thats a v6 on steroids close to 300 hp
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          @Michelle & Dave
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      Tom
      • 2 Years Ago
      It would be a shame to order one of these with a V6.
        Dave
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tom
        I test drove a Camaro V6 today. That was the slowest 323 hp that exists on this planet. Even with a manual transmission it was entirely an unsatisfying bloated pig of a car.
        Rochester
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tom
        >> It would be a shame to order one of these. Fixed.
          Tom
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Rochester
          You are a shame to society
      jwyola
      • 2 Years Ago
      Something in the minds of the General Motors Executive Idiots snapped when they overlooked, did not advertize, and then cancelled the Pontiac Solstice. This fun car was one of the finest designs American Engineers ever produced
      EXP Jawa
      • 2 Years Ago
      FWIW, I bought the toy version at Walmart a week or so ago. So although this article doesn\'t mention it, they are in stores as well.
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