Have you ever wanted to own your very own life-sized Hot Wheels golden cars? This is the one: 1965 Dodge Deora Concept! Built by legendary hot rodders Mike and Larry Alexander, the one-off pickup truck won the Ridler Award at the 1967 Detroit Autorama and was immortalized a year later as one of the original 16 Hot Wheels model cars.
The unique design, based on a Dodge A100, includes no side doors but instead a forward-opening glass hatch that is essentially the back of a 1960 Ford station wagon turned 180 degrees. This gold car is a dream car for any collector!
Deora, which was restored to its original show specs just over ten years ago, should command between $350,000 – $550,000 when it goes up for auction.
RM Auctions says about Dodge: “When people see this futuristic cab-forward pickup today, they’re certain it’s an AMT scale model or a “Hot Wheels” car come to life. But it was the other way around. Created as a spectacular one-off custom, this Ridler Award winner from the 1967 Detroit Autorama was adopted by Dodge Division of Chrysler Corporation, and became one of the company’s most popular show cars. Created by one of hot rodding’s premier designers, the Deora was handcrafted by two of the best custom car builders of all time.”
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Custom car aficionados agree, there’s nothing like the Deora, and there never will be. If you loved this car as a model, imagine what it would be like to own the real thing?
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