The Most Valuable Hot Wheels Cars Race Laps Around The Track


As kids had their interests, some things were guaranteed, such as Saturday morning cartoons, Lego, sweet breakfast cereals, and Hot Wheels. Toy vehicles that Matchbox did not even come close to when they first came out in 1968 remain extremely popular. Over the past 50 years, the cars have been around; some have turned into collectors and skyrocketed in value. If you’ve been fortunate enough to have a chance to own one of these toys and keep it in good working order, then you might be standing on the edge of the gold mine!

Note: Not all photos correspond to the model shown, but they are all accurate in the year of release.

Over Chrome Camaro From 1968 – $25,000


The lime color for the Over Chrome Camaro from 1968 is called “antifreeze.” The antifreeze-over-chrome application of color was rare and mainly used for advertising purposes. The car was not offered in retail stores and was only used in commercials during the time.

Due to how the lime coating was applied, This car was of superior quality to models sold and therefore could not be purchased. There are more than 20 Hot Wheels with this finish, and this Camaro is among the most important.

Mad Maverick From 1969 – $15,000

A Hot Wheels enthusiast knows what the Mighty Maverick car is. However, they may be unaware that the toy was initially referred to as”the Mad Maverick. Mattel changed its name after an issue regarding copyright with a competing toy manufacturer was brought up.

The name changed to Mighty Maverick very quickly, making any genuine “Mad Maverick” copies valuable. If they’re in good condition, one could fetch up to $15,000. If you’re fortunate enough to have one, check the nameplate on the underside of your car.

Brown Custom Charger From 1969 – $13,000

To allow the Hot Wheels model to be worth upwards of $13,000, it has to be brown and have the interior white. Custom Charger Custom Charger was one of the most popular models from 1968 to 1971. However, it was not the color brown.

Since the Brown version of the Custom Charger is so rare and sought-after by collectors, it is believed that it was the prototype. Unfortunately, only a handful of them has been identified. Are you fortunate enough to own one? It could be the perfect moment to invest!

Purple Oldsmobile From 1971 – $12,000

The initial 10 years in Hot Wheels production vehicles are often called “redline” cars. The term “red line” comes from the red line applied to Hot Wheels tires until 1978. Purple Oldsmobile 442 from 1971 is considered one of the rarest known redline Hot Wheels and is worth about $12,000.

Similar to like custom Charger, for this toy has to be purple to be worth keeping, its iconic four-wheeler was manufactured exclusively by Mattel’s Hong Kong facility.

Ed Shaver Blue AMX From 1969 – $10,000

This model of The United Kingdom was made after concluding a sponsorship agreement with the racecar driver Ed Shaver. Its Blue AMX from 1969 is worth 10,000 dollars. Apart from the car’s design to distinguish the car, it’s an ordinary AMX.

Also, you’ll need the Ed Shaver stickers to ensure you own one of the essential Hot Wheels cars. In other words, you’ll have an attractive car in your collection, but it’s not worth much.

Brown ’31 Woody From 1969 – $8,000

With prototypes included, it is believed by collectors that less than 12 31 Woodys painted in brown are found worldwide. This makes the car precious and rare. Are you fortunate enough to own one of these among your collections?

If you think you own one, you should be sure it’s not orange. This is because over time, some among the “31 Woody’s,” which are orange, have gotten darker and are now browner.

Python Body With Cheetah Base From 1969 – $6,000

While it was being developed and developed while it was being developed, it was being designed and developed; the Hot Wheels Python was named the Hot Wheels Cheetah. The car was influenced by Kustom Culture engineer Bill Cushenbery’s Dream Rod and was renamed before it was released to the market.

There were, however, some Pythons that were sold with that initial Cheetah initial nameplate. So if you own one of these unique Hot Wheels automobiles, it could mean you’re with a hefty $6,000 to get that trip you’ve been saving for years!

Spectralflame Bye Focal In Purple From 1971 – $6,000

Hot Wheels made sure to make this iconic collectible challenging to spot. Mattel employed a variety of Bye Focal shades, including blue, magenta, blue, and purple, in the Spectralflame in 1971. However, the color you must identify is purple if you can distinguish the colors.

This makes this model even more difficult to locate in a “crumbling” condition common to the model. Whatever the reason, the Spectralflame was more prone to crack and begin to break apart than other Hot Wheels. In its excellent state, a purple Spectralflame will fetch you $6,000.

Red Ferrari With White Interior From 1970 – $5,000

What makes the Red Ferrari 312P so unique is the white interior. It was manufactured in the 1970s with black interiors (pictured). While it might not sound as if it could be a huge difference, however, a bright red interior Ferrari 312P is worth $5,000.

The car was produced through Mattel across its home in both the United States and Hong Kong and is among the most famous Hot Wheels of the time. For any owner, the question is, which color will be your interior?

Pink Beatnik Bandit From 1968 – $5,000

The Beatnik Bandit from 1968 is one of the models from the Hot Wheels Sweet Sixteen set. The cars are the first models to launch the Mattel brand. The Beatnik Bandit is the most important of the set.

To get this car to have the car in pink. This was the only color that came out of the 18 colors the toy maker chose. It was based on an idea by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth.

Red Oldsmobile With Black Interior From 1971 – $4,000

While not as desirable as its purple Olds 442 counterpart, an old red Olds 442 Hot Wheel is dating from 1971 is equally rare. If it has dark interiors, they could bring upwards of $4,000.

The reason why this car is so significant is that it was made in a minimal number. It’s among the most difficult to find redline Hot Wheels to locate, which leads enthusiasts to believe the black/red Olds 442 was only a prototype, never coming to market.

Green Open Fire – $4,000

The inspiration for what is thought to be one of the most shabby cars of all time and the Green Open Fire (green version not depicted) was the stretched version of the AMC Gremlin. With the six-wheeled design and an engine popping off the bonnet, this is now a classic Hot Wheel worth $4,000.

In the 1970s during the 1970s, the Gremlin was widely credited with helping push for smaller, less expensive automobiles. In the present, it is known as a decade that brought “pet rocks, shag carpets, platform shoes, and the AMC Gremlin.”