One-of-a-Kind FJ Cruiser is a Real-Life Hot Wheel

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FJ Cruiser Hot Wheel

Decade-old FJ Cruiser is a steal at $12,000, but only if you truly love this unusual application of red, white and blue.

We’ve all grown up playing with Hot Wheels. While some were fairly tame and looked like super-small versions of the Toyotas we saw on the street, other Hot Wheels were truly out there, the kind of cars we wish were real.

Someone out there has combined the wild side of Mattel’s greatest hit with a 2007 FJ Cruiser, then put the results up for sale on Hiveel. As you’ll soon see, this is one FJ Cruiser you’ll either love with all of your heart, or want to kill with fire.

FJ Cruiser Hot Wheel

Somewhere along the way from the dealership to its current owner, this three-owner California FJ Cruiser in Voodoo Blue received more than a few TRD upgrades. The normally silver headlight and grill assembly was covered in red, as were the silver bits on the front and rear bumpers, the side view mirrors, and door handles. The Goodyear radials also gained a touch of red, in the form of the full set of red wheels on each corner, plus a matching spare on the back.

FJ Cruiser Hot Wheel

The inside of the FJ Cruiser is not spared this unique treatment, though what is there is seems like the customizer didn’t go far enough. The black and silver dash is trimmed in red, as is the steering wheel. The only hint to the madness outside is the Voodoo Blue center console HVAC and stereo head unit, while everything else is black plastic and leather.

FJ Cruiser Hot Wheel

For $12,000, this living Hot Wheel can be the star of your next car show, and/or drive down the property value of your neighborhood. The FJ Cruiser has 180,000 miles on the odometer, and has a clean title. Your eyes, on the other hand, may need some cleaning after seeing what this FJ Cruiser has been through.

Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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