1998

For the 30th Anniversary of Hot Wheels cars, Mattel issued 40 new castings instead of the usual 12. Many of these models had variations, including color, wheels and country of origin. The smallest Hot Wheels model, Go Kart and one of the strangest models, Hot Seat, a toilet on wheels, came out early in the year. Other popular models included the ’32 Ford, ’40 Ford, ’63 T-Bird, ’65 Impala Lowrider, ’68 Mustang, ’70 Roadrunner, Dairy Delivery, Slideout and Tail Dragger. All of these models were produced as premiums later in the year or early 1999, which means they were very popular with the older collectors. This was also the first year the convention cars were produced by Mattel. The Hot Wheels Pro Racing and Hot Wheels Collectibles lines were both continued.

’32 Ford – 59mm – 1998 – LIST
’40 Ford (Truck)  – 74mm – 1998 – LIST
’63 T-Bird – 80mm – 1998 – LIST
’65 Impala Lowrider – 80mm – 1998 – LIST
’68 Mustang  – 73mm – 1998 – LIST
’70 Road Runner (Plymouth) – 77mm – 1998 – LIST
At-A-Tude – 80mm – 1998 – LIST
Bad Mudder – 76mm – 1998 – LIST
BMW 325i (Corgi) – 73mm – 1998 – LIST
Callaway C7 – 73mm – 1998  – LIST
Cat-A-Pult – 60mm – 1998  – LIST
Chaparral 2 – 65mm – 1998 – LIST
Chrysler Thunderbolt – 73mm – 1998 – LIST
Custom Van (Corgi) – 70mm – 1998 – LIST
Customized C3500 – 79mm – 1998 – LIST
Dairy Delivery – 75mm – 1998 – LIST
Dodge Caravan – 72mm – 1998 – LIST
Dodge Concept Car (Copperhead) – 77mm – 1998  – LIST
Dodge Sidewinder – 68mm – 1998  – LIST
Double Vision – 77mm – 1998 – LIST
Escort Rally (Ford) – 70mm – 1998 – LIST
Express Lane – 45mm – 1998  – LIST
Fathom This (Submarine) – 76mm – 1998  – LIST
Ferrari F512M – 72mm – 1998 – LIST
Ford GT-90 – 66mm – 1998 – LIST
Go Kart – 43mm – 1998 – LIST
Heavy Chevy  – 72mm – 1998 – LIST
Hot Seat – 70mm – 1998 – LIST
IROC Firebird – 78mm – 1998 – LIST
Jaguar D-Type – 65mm – 1998 – LIST
Jaguar XK-8 – 74mm – 1998 – LIST
King Kuda – 74mm – 1998 – LIST
Lakester – 78mm – 1998 – LIST
Light My Firebird – 75mm – 1998 – LIST
Mercedes SLK – 68mm – 1998 – LIST
Mercury Cougar – 75mm – 1998 – LIST
Mustang Cobra – 72mm – 1998 – LIST
Mustang Mach 1  – 70mm – 1998 – LIST
Nitty Gritty Kitty – 75mm – 1998 – LIST
Oil Refinery Truck (Corgi) – 73mm – 1998 – LIST
Panoz GTR-1 -1998 – 75mm – 1998 – LIST
Pikes Peak Celica – 75mm – 1998 – LIST
Side Kick – 80mm – 1998 – LIST
Slideout – 60mm – 1998 – LIST
Solar Eagle III – 83mm – 1998 – LIST
Super Comp Dragster – 81mm – 1998 – LIST
Super Modified – 74mm – 1998 – LIST
Sweet 16 – 76mm – 1998 – LIST
Sweet 16 II – 78mm – 1998 – LIST
Tail Dragger – 70mm – 1998 – LIST
Tipper (Corgi)– 74mm – 1998 – LIST
Tow Jam – 75mm – 1998 – LIST
Whatta Drag – 73mm – 1998 – LIST