For the love of old-hot wheels: This post highlights must-have vintage collectable car toys that are worth a fortune in the market today.
If you were born in the 1980s and a fan of all things trucks, motorcycles and cars, chances are you own one or two collectable car toys. This is especially true if you were into famous movies or TV shows as some of the well-known in-demand collectable car toys were modelled after movies and TV shows that were a hit back then. While these toys were just a few dollars back then, today they are worth a fortune.
There are two reasons why these toys are worth a fortune today. One, they are in huge demand. Many adults who are nostalgic about their youth are willing to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars just to get their hands on their favourite old-hot wheel. Second is rarity. Given that these are vintage collectable car toys, chances are they are very rare. In other words, it is very difficult to find one.
That said, below we’ve listed must-have vintage collectable car toys that are worth a fortune today. The best part about these old-hot wheels is that you can purchase to keep or sell later on. The must-have collectable car toys we’ll look at are;
- Aurora A/FX Slot Cars
- Knight Rider Knight 2000 Voice Car
- Mego Dukes of Hazard General Lee
Aurora A/FX Slot Cars
Top on the list of must-have vintage collectable car toys is Aurora A/FX Slot Cars. Released back in the 1960s and 1970s when slot car racing was huge, this old-hot wheel was a quick hot seller. For car-crazed kids back then, this was the toy to have and for good reason. This particular toy boasted a number of features that made it stood out from the rest. Some of its standout features include electrical contacts and a handheld controller. Also worth noting is that this toy came (still does) as a set that included two metal wire rails.
Back then, an Aurora A/FX Slot Car was below $40. Today, someone looking to purchase a full set of this toy will pay above $300. Some have a buy-it-now price that’s close to $1,000. One such piece is the 57 Chevy Nomad-bodied AFX.
Knight Rider Knight 2000 Voice Car
If you are from the 1980s, chances are you were a big fan of Knight Rider. What is it you ask? Well, it was a very famous TV show that featured a computerized car. What made it even more fascinating or interesting is that the car featured a Trans Am that could fight crime and was semi-autonomous. I know what you are thinking, what a ridiculous show, well, back then this was a fresh TV show. Did I mention The Hoff also played a role in it? Well, he did, making it even more interesting.
That said this toy came (still does if you get a complete set) with a Michael Knight action figure. This combination made this a must-have toy for many. Back then, these collectable car toys went for less than $20. Today, one that is not in good condition, let’s say it has scratches and such damages, goes for about $60. The ones in good condition and in their original box can go for over $1000.
Mego Dukes of Hazard General Lee
Mego Dukes of Hazard General Lee must feature in any must-have list of vintage collectable car toys. Nack then Mego made a full range of cars from Dukes of Hazzard including the Dukes and the 1969 Dodge Charger. One of the cars they made was the General Lee version. This particular piece was a hit with many kids thanks to its features that included a roof hatch.
Today, a Mego Dukes of Hazard General Lee toy that’s in perfect condition will cost you upwards of $600. Other Mego created pieces around Dukes of Hazard like the Boss Hog Cadillac cost upwards of $2000.
There you have it must-have vintage collectable car toys. If you are looking to purchase some of your favourite old-hot wheels or even new ones, do visit Kollectablekaos. You can also contact them for added help and advice on all things collectable car toys by dialling (08) 8262 8234.