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Custom Eldorado

Introducing the Hot Wheels Custom Eldorado, a stunning creation inspired by the classic 1967 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe de Ville. This iconic model rolled off the assembly lines in both the U.S. and Hong Kong plants for a span of two years. While every Eldorado featured a sleek black roof, there were several other distinct differences in their castings, which we'll delve into below.

Notably, the hood of the U.S. Eldorado is slightly shorter compared to its Hong Kong counterpart, although they share the same hood scoops. The reason behind this disparity lies in the need for the longer hood in the Hong Kong version, as it accommodates a larger engine compartment.

Another dissimilarity can be found in the area between the Hong Kong engine radiator and the front bumper. The U.S. version boasts a solid cast in this section, while the Hong Kong version features an open design.

Beyond these variations, the windshields also set the two models apart. The U.S. Eldorado boasts a clear windshield, in contrast to the blue-tinted "glass" of the Hong Kong model. Additionally, the placement of the windshields differs, with the U.S. version fitting into the rear of the interior, resting over the dashboard, while the Hong Kong version extends above the front dashboard, all the way to the engine cowl, and inserts over the rear rivet post.

The interior of the U.S. model comes as a convenient one-piece unit, with the steering wheel seamlessly molded as part of the console. On the other hand, the Hong Kong interior showcases a distinct feature with its lack of rounded dashboard detail. The black steering wheel in this version is a separate mold, which is then inserted through the dashboard.

As for the interior colors, both factories have presented a variety of options, including white, gray, brown, and champagne.

The Hot Wheels Custom Eldorado truly celebrates the unique nuances that emerged from its production in both the U.S. and Hong Kong plants.

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