As children, there were a few things that were certain: Saturday morning cartoons, Lego, sugary breakfast cereals, and Hot Wheels. The toy cars that Matchbox couldn’t hold a candle to debuted in 1968 and are still massively popular today. In the 50 plus years the toys have been around, several have become collectors’ items and skyrocketed in value. If you were lucky enough to grow up owning one of these models and kept it in good condition, you could be sitting on a gold mine!
Note – Not all pictures match the model as listed but are accurate for the year released.
Rear-Loading Pink Beach Bomb From 1969 – $150,000
Considered the king of all things Hot Wheels, the rear-loading pink Beach Bomb model from 1969 is worth a reported $150,000! This car was never sold to consumers and was built as a prototype.
Why did it never reach the production line? It was too narrow and too top-heavy. Mattel redesigned it have side-mounted surfboards and a full-length sunroof. Just two pink prototypes were produced, which is why they are so valuable.