Sunday, May 13, 2012

1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible 2011 Hot Wheels 10 Pack Diecast Scale 1:64 by Hot Wheels


En mi humilde opinión, hay algunas cosas que no debería permitirse que sucedieran... 

Por ejemplo, es una gran verguenza que la fantástica marca Pontiac, parte de la General Motors Company desapareciera o muriera en 2010. 

Y peor que eso, su final fue como el de una marca de pacotilla, con su singular emblema puesto en vehículos insignificantes que no podrían honrar su herencia. 

Pienso que es mí responsabilidad honrar el legado Pontiac de la mejor manera que puedo hacerlo: con mini réplicas. 

Pontiac creó el segmento de los Muscle Cars con su GTO en 1964, que fue de hecho un kit opcional para el Pontiac Tempest (una jugada bastante inteligente para superar una restricción de General Motors). 

La historia de Pontiac es tan interesante que compartiré algunas cosas en futuras publicaciones. Por el momento, me concentraré en el modelo que estoy publicando, un Pontiac GTO Convertible de 1967

Estamos hablando de un vehículo mediano con motor de tamaño completo, gran combinación para desempeño excelente (en el nivel más alto, un V8 400 CID, 6,6 L con un carburador Rochester Quadrajet, 360 bhp a 5100 rpm y 438 ft-lbf a 3600 rpm... Traducción: soy un relámpago, pelmazo !!!). 

Gracias a mis privilegios como comprador compulsivo... Quiero decir, comprador frecuente y selectivo, logré conseguir este bonito diecast individualmente, puesto que solo está disponible en boxset de 10 unidades, con un trabajo de pintura especial en azul medianoche, y decoración de llamas, también con rimes dorados. 

Mi única queja: el trabajo más bien simplón en los interiores (especialmente comparado con el trabajo de Johnny Lightning), pero en general lo acepté como parte de mi colección. 

Si estoy aquí la próxima semana es porque el Señor Jesucristo lo dispuso de esa forma, así que... Hasta la vista, baby !!!... =)

ENGLISH
In my humble opinion, there are some things that should not be allowed to happen... 

For example, is a great shame that the fantastic brand Pontiac, part of the General Motors Company just disappeared or died in 2010. 

And worse than that, its final was as a trashy brand, with its singular emblem placed on trivial vehicles that couldn’t honor its heritage. 

I think is my responsibility to pay a tribute to the Pontiac legacy in the best way I can: with mini replicas. 

Pontiac created the Muscle Cars segment with its GTO in 1964, which was indeed an optional kit for the Pontiac Tempest (a fairly intelligent move to pass through a General Motors restriction). 

The Pontiac history is so interesting that I will share some things in future publications. By the moment, I will focus on the model I’m publishing this time, a 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible

We are talking about a medium size vehicle with a full size engine, great combination for great performance (in the top, a 400 CID V8, 6.6 L with a Rochester Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor, 360 bhp at 5100 rpm and 438 ft-lbf at 3600 rpm... Translation: I’m a lightning, bore !!!). 

Thanks to my privileges as compulsive buyer... I mean, frequent and selective buyer, I managed to get this nice diecast individually, since it’s only available in a 10 boxset, with a special paint job in midnight blue and flames decor, also with golden wheels. 

My only complaint: the work on the interiors is kinda nitwit (specially compared with the work by Johnny Lightning), but overall I accepted it as part of my collection. 

If i’m here next week is because the Lord Jesus Christ arranged it that way, so... Hasta la vista, baby !!!... =)

6 comments:

Bera said...

wow! I think I haven't seen this model by Hotwheels. you're right, paint job is great and I just love those flames. the color scheme made it look expensive... it will be better if they made it rubber tires.

this one is a great catch! congrats on this ;)

chrismandesign said...

yeah !!! you have an expert eye... is a rare model with an exclusive paint job, not available in individual card... i agree that rubber tires would fit nicely this Pontiac, but the normal wheels with golden finish are pretty fine too... i’m glad that you have good taste... like i do LOLOLOL... your visits and comments are welcome =)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Not sure if you watch WWE... This car looks like the type Eddie Guerrero would choose for his entry. Latino Heat Baby.... This car has got character...

chrismandesign said...

you could be sure i’m not watching WWE (but i did... somehow... somewhere... LOL)... i’m pretty sure someone with good taste would consider seriously to have one of these cars in the real life, because is an eye candy... THX for dropping by pal =)

David John Shewsbury said...

Convertible car is fun, I have a red Porsche Boxter with 2.7L engine, its not the most powerful but very fun to drive but drink lots of petrol also :-(

Then again that is a 2 seater roadster... and this one is a real convertible with 4 seater which is much better, now also known as "cabriolet" - I guess the actual car of this scale die cast model can be quiet a fun big car to drive on the road especially if you have many girls with you....

chrismandesign said...

you could have so much fun with more room for more girls ♥♥♥♥♥ XDDDDD... something almost as important as that, is that this convertible has a lot of personality... is a Pontiac, is a GTO and heck, is a furious consumer of gasoline but you don’t regret anything !!!