The Brabham Repco F1 was one of four open-wheel Indy cars released in 1969 as part of the new Grand Prix Series.
The Hot Wheels car was based on the Brabham-Repco BT-24, designed by Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac, and featuring a simple and lightweight chassis with a 3-liter Repco-Oldsmobile V-8 engine. The car took Brabham to the World Championship in 1966, and won a second World Championship in 1967 with Denny Hulme at the wheel.
The Hot Wheels version of the Brabham-Repco, like the Lotus Turbine, is a tiny car and a very accurate reproduction of the real car. It features a blue-tinted windscreen (as do all HK cars) and a chromed plastic engine with twin tailpipes. As with all four Indy cars, the Brabham Repco was produced only by the Hong Kong factory. It was painted with a variety of Spectraflame colors, as well as with signature British Racing Green enamel, and included a small "Hot Wheels" decal on the right side of the car. (Note that some cars apparently missed out on this decal!) A waterslide decal sheet was included in the blister pack and featured the #1 racing numbers of Sir Jack Brabham.
black interiors, but occasionally white interiors can be
found. White interiors are most common in red Brabhams.
Aqua, purple and blue Brabhams with white interiors also have been
Early production cars have bearing (white hub) style wheels, while
have cap style wheels. Some Brabhams can be found with a black
A red Brabham Repco with a white interior.
A chrome Brabham Repco "dinner car". (Courtesy of T. Gray)
The Brabham Repco was re-issued in 1974 as the RASH 1. For more information, please see the Flying Colors page.
Brabham Repco F1 Color chart
|dark green enamel
||hard to find
|copper||hard to find
|brown||hard to find
A red-white interior Brabham Repco in the blister pack!
A nice group of white interior Brabham Repcos.
A Brabham Repco rainbow!