The 50 Best Hot Wheels of All Time

2. 1968 Beatnik Bandit

Back in 1961, a guy by the name of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth built a concept car for Rod & Custom magazine that featured a joystick in place of a steering wheel and a big bubble over the driver's seat and called it the Beatnik Bandit. And, oddly enough, it was one of the first cars that Mattel decided to turn into a Hot Wheels model car. It looked slightly out of place next to the Camaro, Mustang, and Volkswagen models that Mattel included in its "Original 16" lineup. But, today, the Beatnik Bandit is still one of the most sought-after model cars in Hot Wheels history. And, it wasn't even a real car! Go figure.

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