VW Custom Beetle with Missing Sunroof
The VW Beetle is one of the original 16 models Hot Wheels started in 1968 and it has been a popular casting since. All early Beetles had a V8 in the front and a sunroof. However; there was a small series of cars they produced without the opening on the top. And those cars, regardless of the condition, can fetch up to $1,500.
Hot Wheels presented this interesting casting in the early ’70s. It featured a design inspired by the Dodge Challenger. However, they modified the Hot Wheels version and produced it in a wide arrange of colors. However, if you have a mint and boxed purple Buy Focal, you could expect to get up to $7,000 for it.
Purple Oldsmobile 442
Another purple cash machine is the early ’70s Oldsmobile 442. There were numerous versions of this casting in lots of different colors. However, the purple one was the rarest. And that means those perfectly preserved examples can fetch up to $5,000 today.
They based this funny Hot Wheels car on the well-known VW Beetle casting. However, they thoroughly modified it with a special paint job and wheels. And because they produced it in very limited numbers, one recently sold for close to $3,000.
Classic Cord in Pink
The early ’70s brought the release of Cord 812 by Hot Wheels. And this model proved to be a solid success for Mattel. However, the pink version was extremely rare, so it is now worth up to $2,000.
Custom Cooper Camaro
The 1968 Camaro in white was the first Hot Wheels car they ever made. However, the 1968 lineup included the Camaro in many colors. But the rarest of them was the copper brown color. So, today, if you have one in reasonably good shape, you can earn over $2,000.
Opel Diplomat Matchbox
Not just rare Hot Wheels gets top dollar from eager collectors all over the world. The rare Matchbox cars are also quite desirable. So the Opel Diplomat in the green shade can get you over $6,000.
Mercury Cougar Matchbox
Another high dollar Matchbox series car is the 1968 Mercury Cougar in the rare cream color. To the right collector and on the right day, the price can go close to $4,000.
Dodge Wrecking Truck Matchbox
Interestingly, not all expensive Matchbox cars are cars. In fact, some are trucks, like this 1965 Dodge Wrecking Truck. It can go for around $6,000 in good condition when you offer it to the biggest toy car fan.
Mercury Station Wagon Matchbox
Here is another Matchbox car that is a late ’60s Mercury. But this time, it is a station wagon in a rare yellow color. Most of them were green or dark blue, but yellow was sparse, so that is why it is favorite with top end collectors. You can expect to get over $3,000 for one of these beauties.
Magirus-Deutz Truck Matchbox
This early ’60s release is extremely rare and unknown to most toy car collectors. Due to its rarity and obscurity, the price is insane, so if you own one, expect to get over $11,000 for it.
These are the rarest and most valuable Hot Wheels toy cars in the world. Do you own any of them? The next time you go to a yard sale or flea market, keep your eyes peeled for one of these beauties. You could resell it and make a fortune.