Normally, Hot Wheels are not expensive toy the children can have and play. However, several old and rare models can make the price significantly increase. In this article, we will talk about the changes of Hot Wheels from 1995 up to present, and the estimated rare hot wheels price guide.
Hot Wheel Cars by the Time
In 1995, the new way of collecting Hot Wheels mini cars was introduced by Mattel. The cars were packed in a set of 12 called as “New Model Series”, which also came with some specialized four car subsets. By the 1996, the title “First Edition” was introduced with the similar way of categorizing except that the quantity was increased.
In 2013, the categorizing technique was changed. Mattel removed the “New Model” and “First Edition” titles and replaced them with “New for 2013”. The name was visible on the car package. The rest of Mainline Cars were also divided into several segments, each containing sub-segments. Another change is given to the logo, in which a tiny Flame logo was placed as a replacement of the previous green stripe indicating the Treasure Hunt cars. Real Rider Wheels and Spectra flame paint made the super TH cars were easy to identify, despite the absence of the mark on the super TH packages.
Rare Hot Wheels Price Guide
1. 1971 Purple Olds 442
Its purple color makes this mini car valuable, since the majority of Olds 442 models was painted magenta. Besides, the limited number of the well conditioned purple Olds 442 causes this car even more valuable. The price is around $1,400 – $2,000.
2. 1968 Custom Volkswagen Without Sunroof
This model usually produced in aqua or blue colors. Only few of them came in green, red, orange, and copper. If you are planning to hunt one of them, you need to spend $1,500.
3. 1968 White Enamel Camaro
What makes it super special is that this model was the very first Hot Wheels model that ever produced. Therefore, it is not surprising that if you can find it today, it will cost you around $2,500.
4. 1970 Red Baron with White Interior
It is reported that less than 10 1970 Red Baron with White Interior are still exist nowadays. It may be because this sort of model was, indeed, only produced as a prototype and was not widely sold. That is why, if you want to have it as one of your collections, you are expected to pay $3,000.
5. 1995 Collector Number 271 Funny Car
Mattel only made twelve pieces of this model, which then makes it the rarest Hot Wheels car ever produced in 1900s. The estimated price of this 1995 Collector Number 271 Funny Car is more or less $3,500.