Diecast Year in Review: 1969

1969 was a diverse year full of major changes for America and the world. Man first set foot on the moon, the well-loved show Sesame Street began airing on PBS, and the Beatles released their iconic album Abbey Road. However, some things - like the extreme love and demand for new, exciting cars - remained the same. In fact, the incredibly popular Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Love Bug movies from that year were specifically about unique cars!

This first car you may recognize from the classic show The Dukes of Hazzard. With engine options that could get this car up to 330 hp, the 1969 Dodge Charger was a great fit for the impressive stunts and jumps performed on the show. In 1969 the vehicle also included a special edition trim line with leather seat inserts, wood grain inserts, wood grain steering wheels, chrome rocker moldings, and more. This powerhouse also sported a new change from previous generations of Chargers – a new grill and longitudinal taillights.

Enjoy the beauty of this artfully crafted 1/24 scale diecast model of the 1969 Dodge Charger by NewRay. Painted in a Street Hemi Orange, this uncustomized model is extremely aesthetically pleasing. Both the interior and exterior are incredibly detailed, and the replication of the engine is quite impressive.


The Pontiac GTO was arguably the biggest trendsetter during the competitive release of muscle cars, and each successive model was better than the last. “Here Come The Judge” - the 1969 Judge model was named after a comedy routine, but the car itself was nothing to laugh at. The Pontiac GTO featured changes in 1969 such as the inclusion of front outboard headrests and grille and taillight revisions. The Judge model of the vehicle included many changes to compete with the Plymouth Road Runner, including a Ram Air III engine with up to 370 hp, a rear spoiler, a Hurst shifter, and more.

Add this attractive black 1/24 scale diecast model by Jada Toys to your collection. For lovers of muscle cars the classic Pontiac GTO is the perfect choice, and the Judge model has uniquely eye-catching decals in yellow.


An artful combination of Oldsmobile and Hurst components, the 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst was a beautiful vehicle. Individual care was spent on each car with the pinstripes being hand-applied. The 1969 had a powerful V8 engine with 380 hp and 500 lb/ft of torque. The exterior was changed to gold and white, a very appropriate and popular color scheme for the time. As opposed to the previous 1968 model, the 1969 included chrome steel valve covers, a vacuum-operated air cleaner lid, and a code OH Turbo 400 transmission.

This 1/18 scale diecast model of the 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst by Auto World sports the unique gold stripes and white paint the vehicle is known for, along with the distinctly-shaped hood. The vehicle has been christened “Commotion by Motion,” as seen on the side decal. The entire car has been replicated in amazing detail, complete down to the lettering on the tires.


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