New P1800 “Gasser: Hot Wheels series inspired by The Saint.
According to Hot Wheels Fandom the background on the design for this Hot Wheels car is as follows:
“This casting is based on a 1969 Volvo P1800 Gasser built by Lee Johnstone, based in the United Kingdom. The car is named Ain’t No Saint and competes in drag racing at Santa Pod Raceway in Bedfordshire. The car was the winner of the 2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour, it being the first winner of the show from outside the United States.:
Two different versions have been released this year but many fans have added their modifications. Here is the Green Black “Gasser,” followed by the Maroon on Black “Gasser. Both sport the Saint figure “Loves Hot Wheels” which is kinda cool as I had planned to do my decals and now I do not have to!
Note that the 1/64 scale diecast is based on a real racer.
The stock ones come with jacked-up suspension but that has not stopped fans from modifying them to keep or for resale. This is a quantum leap from the Corgi and all the little British P1800s (I have a blue, two red, a white, and three “Number 27 racers which I want to make into “World Beaters.”
These are a lot of fun and add to legit new products coming out of the UK and Europe like the little-known Unstoppable Trading Card series (1 & 2).
I have purchased four to play around with but I do not know what I am doing!
For more technical information on the new Hot Wheels series go to FANDOM.