Here are some of the most expensive Hot Wheels of all time

As we’ve listed in our previous list of the most sought-after modern Hot Wheels, hard-to-find variants from Hot Wheels’ early production years are some of the most valuable (expensive) and beloved collectible toys on the high end. range. collecting sphere. The problem is that when you try to pinpoint precisely what the most expensive Redlines are – the early years of Hot Wheels – you run into a quagmire of prototypes, one-offs, and promotional models. So, bypassing some of the more unique Redlines, here are a handful of valuable and now expensive vintage Hot Wheels to keep an eye out for when digging through your collection.

1970 Classic Nomad in Gold, $2,500 and up

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Like the majority of Redlines that occupy the upper echelons of the value folder, the Classic Nomad is fashioned after classic American iron. In this case, a mid-1950s Chevrolet Nomad is the source material. From the original series of the Classic Nomad model, those finished in gold today seem to be the most expensive examples.

1968 Custom Camaro in Maroon, $3,000

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Historically, aside from the extremely rare “Over Chrome” paint variants, brown was one of the least popular and least produced colors for early Redlines. The popular Custom Camaro molding was rarely seen in brown, with some collectors believing the Custom Camaro in brown with a white interior was only used for promotional purposes. So it only makes sense that one of these Hot Wheels is now one of the most expensive to buy, if you can find one.

1969 ’31 Woody in brown, $8,000

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Yes, another brown Redline, another one of the most expensive Hot Wheels. According to some Hot Wheels experts, there are only a dozen ’31 Woodys in brown, making it one of the most valuable and hardest-to-find Hot Wheels.

1971 Olds 442 in purple, $12,000

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Made in Hong Kong for just one year, the Olds 442 in Purple is considered one of the rarest production Hot Wheels cars ever produced. But, there is always something more expensive just around the corner.

1969 rear-loading beach bomb, over $100,000

For those remotely familiar with the Hot Wheels Redlines collection, you know that nothing else could take the top spot other than the rear-loading beach bomb. The production version of the 1:64 VW Bus featured twin surfboards mounted on side saddles on either side of the model, as opposed to the plastic surfboards loaded through the rear window found on early prototypes .

As a result, the few rear-loading prototypes that have been released regularly order six figures, especially the ultra-rare and ultra-expensive pink variant. The Hot Wheels Red Rear Loader pictured above was rated on Antiques tour between $100,000 and $150,000.

Some of the most expensive Hot Wheels

  • 1970 Classic Nomad in Gold, $2,500 and up
  • 1968 Custom Camaro in Maroon, $3,000
  • 1969 ’31 Woody in brown, $8,000
  • 1971 Olds 442 in purple, $12,000
  • 1969 rear-loading beach bomb, over $175,000