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1969- Brabham Repco F-1

The Brabham Repco F-1 was one of the four Indy Cars introduced as part of the 1969 Hot Wheels Grand Prix Series. This Hot Wheels miniature replica was meticulously crafted based on the Brabham Repco BT-24, a design collaboration between Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac. The model features a sleek and lightweight chassis housing a potent 3-liter Repco-Oldsmobile V-8 engine.


Distinctive features of this model include a blue-tinted windscreen and a chrome plastic engine with twin tailpipes. Production of the Brabham Repco F-1 took place exclusively at the Hong Kong manufacturing plant and continued for at least two years. Painted in a variety of spectraflame colors, it also sported the iconic British racing green enamel. The car came adorned with a small "Hot Wheels" decal pre-applied at the factory, situated on the lower right side.


The blister pack included a waterslide decal sheet showcasing the #1 racing numbers of Sir Jack Brabham. Additionally, an extra decal sheet featured an assortment of logos from racing sponsors.


While most models came with a black interior, examples with white interiors were commonly found in red. Aqua, blue, and purple Brabham Repos with white interiors were particularly rare and hard to come by. A less common variation of this Indy car featured a black-painted base.


The Brabham Repco F-1 stood out among the quartet of Indy Cars that debuted in the 1969 Hot Wheels Grand Prix Series. This miniature marvel was a faithful recreation of the Brabham Repco BT-24, a collaborative design effort between racing legends Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac. It boasted a streamlined and lightweight chassis housing a robust 3-liter Repco-Oldsmobile V-8 engine.


Notable attributes of this model included a blue-tinted windscreen and a chrome plastic engine complete with twin tailpipes. Production of the Brabham Repco F-1 was exclusively carried out at the Hong Kong manufacturing plant, spanning a production run of at least two years. The car was finished in an array of spectraflame colors, often showcasing the iconic British racing green enamel. An identifying "Hot Wheels" decal, thoughtfully applied at the factory, adorned the lower right side.


Within the blister pack, collectors could discover a waterslide decal sheet featuring the #1 racing numbers of Sir Jack Brabham. An additional decal sheet graced the package, showcasing an array of logos from racing sponsors.


While most models came equipped with a black interior, those with white interiors were more commonly associated with the red variant. Aqua, blue, and purple Brabham Repos with white interiors, on the other hand, were prized rarities, seldom encountered. A lesser-seen variant of this Indy car boasted a black-painted base.


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