The original Deora was part of the first Hot Wheels line in 1968. In 1964, Chrysler commissioned Mike and Larry Alexander to customize their new economy pickup, the Dodge A-100. Based on automotive designer Harry Bentley Bradley's illustration, the Alexander brothers created a low, cab-forward design with a front-opening cab; giving it a very sleek, futuristic appearance.
The 1968 Hot Wheels Deora became a huge hit and an automotive legend. In 2000, Hot Wheels designer Nathan Proch created the Deora II as an homage to the groundbreaking and original spirit of Hot Wheels cars. In 2003, in preparation for the Hot Wheels' 35th anniversary, the Deora II was built and the 1:64-scale, die cast Deora II has been a staple in the Hot Wheels line ever since.