Dating matchbox cars
first debuted Hot Wheels cars in 1968 and have producing them ever since.
In fact, many of the collectors who love hot wheels have cars that are older than they are!
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“He is coming towards his mid-50s and he just wants to sell.” And it seems he has made a sound investment over the years.
Mr Reed said: “Over the last 10 years you have probably seen 10 per cent to 15 per cent average growth each year.
“He just feels that the chase is over and he has collected as many variations as he can,” said Mr Reed.
Of the seven, only three were in complete packages and the other four were in the perfectly cut half packs. This is the only difference between the “Ed Shaver” car and the normal blue Custom AMX release. And the really rare cars are in orange, red, green, and copper enamel. I reached around it to get the Silhouette or Beatnik Bandit that was my first Hot Wheels car. 1968 “Cheetah” Base Python (Hong Kong Base) The first release of the Python as we know it had “Cheetah” for its name on its metal Hong Kong patent pending base. the name “Cheetah” belonged to GM Executive Bill Thomas and his Corvette powered “Cobra Killer” race car.
Once that was noted, the base and name of the car was changed to Python. 1969 Pink Rear-Loading Volkswagen Beach Bomb Owned by my good friend Bruce Pascal, this car is a prototype built in 1969 with the surfboards loaded into the vehicle through the rear window rather than the released version where the boards were slid into a side pod.
Most of the 442s are magenta and often get confused for the ,000 purple color. 1974 Blue Rodger Dodger In 1985 young Bob Parker was trading Matchbox cars for Hot Wheels cars with a collector in England. There were only seven total, and all seven went to collectors around the country.
There are also the more notable colors of salmon or hot pink. He assumed he would get more and did not keep one for himself! This specially packaged AMX is probably the most sought after die-cast AMX replica ever produced. 1968 Custom Volkswagen without Sunroof The first Custom Volkswagens made in Hong Kong did not have a sunroof. The parts of the Flying Colors Volkswagen are not interchangeable with the earlier no-sunroof Hong Kong Custom Volkswagens either. 1970 “Mad Maverick” Base Mighty Maverick The rarity of this car is because of the word “Mad” on the base.
The term “redline” refers to a red strip on the tires.