Top 10 Rarest Hot Wheels

Top 10 Rarest Hot Wheels


Hey guys, it’s Carlee from Gemr and we’re back with a list of the top 10 Rarest Hot Wheels. Before we start revving our engines, however, I want to take a quick second to remind you to hit the subscribe button and ring that bell so that you never miss another Gemr Top 10 List. It used to be that when we saw Hot Wheels cars sitting around we thought about the good times we had, crashing them mercilessly into each other off of bright orange ramps, now we’re thinking a little differently and after you read this list, you might be too. Now you can tell your friends your giant collection of Hot Wheels isn’t just taking over a room in your house, it’s an investment portfolio, waiting to be cashed in. Not all hot wheels are worth money but if you happen to be lucky enough to have any of the rarest Hot Wheels cars, we have some good news, you could be rich! Coming in at number 10… 1968 white custom Camaro. The Camaro from 1968 is a pretty rare car in the right color, it was one of the first cars released in 1968 and there were several colors. The metallic red version can sell for $500, which isn’t bad, but the white version puts that to shame. You see, the white custom Camaro was a prototype and there weren’t many produced. That means it’s almost impossible to get your hands on one. There are only a few known to exist but if you happen to have one it could make you as much as $2,500! Number 9 is the 1970 Red Baron with white interior. The Red Baron has a lot of history. It originally stems from the imaginary villains Snoopy faces when he sits atop his doghouse. A company called Monogram released the first version of this as a model kit and then Hot Wheels eventually turned it into a diecast treasure. Most of the models have black interior but on a very rare occasion a 1970s edition shows up with a white interior. These white interior cars are incredibly rare, even hardcore collectors are unsure if they’re a prototype or a very limited run. Either way the only way this car has ever been found is loose. If you happen to have a white interior version it could make you a villainous… $3,000! Number 8 is the 1995 collector number 271 Funny Car. There are said to be only twelve of these cars in existence. There was an error in printing and given that cards are printed on sheets of 12 it’s believed the error only lasted for one sheet. The sheet is blue with a white number, the good news for you… only six of them have been found carded, which means if you happen to be digging through your stash and find one of these Funny Cars still on card you could be looking at as much as $3,500! Number 7 is the 1970 Ed Shaver custom AMX. The AMX was sold predominantly in America and was a fairly popular car, but that is not the version we are talking about. The Ed Shaver Custom AMX was only sold in the UK to mimic the drag racer Ed Shaver in his Hot Wheels sponsored car. The only difference between the American and the much rarer UK version are the stickers that were placed on the vehicle. This makes buying an actual UK version of much harder. Care has to be taken to make sure the stickers are original and not some aftermarket edition. If you happen to have an original UK Ed Shaver Custom AMX in your possession with the real stickers, you could be holding as much as $4,000 in your hands! Coming in at number 6 is the 1974 Blue Roger Dodger. Sure, if it was a real car you would never be able to see over the engine but as a Hot Wheels this thing is stunning. The most common version of this rather scarce card comes in plum and then is followed in rarity by the plum paint with a white interior. Now, both of these are pretty rare, but they don’t hold a candle to the blue version of this flaming diecast monster. If you happen to have the old-school Blue Roger Dodger…. well, the highest we know of was back in 2011. Someone spent an insane $8,000 to get their hands on a 1974 Blue Roger Dodger on card. Number 5 1969 Cheetah base Python, Hong Kong. The first prints of the Python were very much a case of looking before you leap. The Python was one of the first Hot Wheels produced and in their haste they didn’t secure the rights to the name “Cheetah” before they produced the cars. As it turns out the name Cheetah was already in use and hot wheels had to quickly pivot to the new and more common model name “Python”. The name Cheetah can be found on the bases of a rare few of the first printed Pythons, making them worth a monumental sum. Some of these Cheetah prototypes made it into the wild and people have found them amongst their collections. The Cheetah based Pythons were most often made in Hong Kong and can be worth up to an incredible $10,000! Rolling in at number 4 is the 1968 Hot Pink Beatnik Bandit. The Beatnik Bandit was a favorite of the early models. It was based on a prototype car with a domed roof and a joystick instead of a steering wheel. I mean come on! It was an awesome idea. The wheel is so outdated right? Now Hot Wheels had struck gold with boys, but they set their sights on another group… little girls. “Bring it on, I’ve been racing Hot Wheels cars since I was your age.” “Yeah, but not like this.” So Hot Wheels tried something new and released the Beatnik Bandit in a Hot Pink. The thing is, they didn’t make a very large run of this stylish pink car, which makes it worth a small fortune. If you happen to have this radical racer sitting in your collection, you could be looking at as much as $15,000! It’s actually worth so much that it made our list of the Top 10 Most Valuable diecast cars of all time. Number 3 is the 1970 Mad Maverick base Mighty Maverick. Another example of Hot Wheels looking before they leapt. This car is so rare and so valuable it’s basically legendary. We do know they exist as they have been found in collections. The problem is… no one’s selling. Okay a bit of history on this incredibly rare and coveted car, the Mad Maverick name was only used in the prototype and pre-production phase of the Mighty Mavericks existence. The car was renamed to Mighty Maverick because Johnny Lightning owned a Ford Maverick, named the Mad Maverick. This forced Hot Wheels to change their car’s name to the Mighty Maverick. The newly named “Mighty Maverick” became a very popular car that was mass-produced, but the prototype base well, we have some rough news for you completionists out there… only three are known to exist in the entire world! Even worse? None of the three known models have ever gone to auction. What we do know is that this car is guaranteed to be worth thousands. This diecast car is a unicorn and the value is currently immeasurable. We placed it in the number 3 spot on our list for three reasons: There are only three in existence. It has a truly legendary status among collectors and the fact that none have ever sold. We know it would sell for more than the Beatnik Bandit but we doubt it could ever beat out the next two cars. Number 2 on our list is the 1969 Pink Rear Loading Volkswagen Beach Bomb this Beach Bomb is also a prototype. Are you sensing a theme here? The pink rear loading Beach Bomb is another legendary car among collectors, primarily because there’s only one known in existence. Sure, there are rumors of a second model but we think that it exists more in the hopes and tears of obsessed collectors and not so much in reality. This prototype is most likely one-of-a-kind. The Beach Bomb was released, but it had one huge change, the mass-produced version had its surfboards stored in a side compartment, not loaded into the back of the van. This little change makes a giant difference in the value, a 1969 rare colored Volkswagen Beach Bomb sold for around $800 in 2018 but this prototype is valued at an insane $125,000! We don’t you have one because as we said, only one of them is known to exist. This prototype is considered the rarest Hot Wheels car ever by collectors, but we have one more on our list that we think tops it. The number 1 rarest Hot Wheels car is the 40th Anniversary Diamond-encrusted Otto. Now, you might disagree with us on the details, as this was never a production model, therefore there was no actual opportunity to ever own this car. It was commissioned by Hot Wheels themselves as a 40th Anniversary present to the company. We wish that somebody would commission us a birthday present this valuable because Hot Wheels really outdid themselves! They made a car so rare, so valuable and so sparkly, we could never bring ourselves to race it down a track. We might lose a diamond on the way! It’s one of the single most expensive diecast cars ever made and we can see why, this car was encrusted with 1,388 blue diamonds, 988 black diamonds, 319 white diamonds, 8 rubies, and is made out of 18 karat white gold. It took celebrity jeweler Jacob Arash over 600 hours to assemble. The real kicker that sets this incredible totally untouchable hot wheels apart? It cost Hot Wheels $140,000! With a price tag like that and the fact that only one was ever produced, you can’t deny the fact that this is the rarest Hot Wheels car ever. Well, that’s it guys hope you enjoyed our list of the top 10 Rarest Hot Wheels. Think we forgot something important or want to show off your own Hot Wheels collection? 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100 Comments

  1. 1:40 into the video aaaand I'm out of here. Red Baron, lol. She may have well referenced the pizza. This channel is pure trash

  2. Manfred von Richthofen is The Red Baron's real name

    was shot down & killed on April 21 1918!

    get your facts RIGHT, bitch

    he was a REAL person!!

  3. My neighbors mom would smack the sh*t out of my friend with the track. There was always a section missing from the set.

  4. We have a whole tote filled with hot wheels and matchbox cars. They were originally my father’s and his brother’s. There are some rare ones in there but not one of them is in good shape. Most are missing paint, wheels or smashed or some combination. I know there are several red barons in there. I’m sure there is a few vw vans.

    My personal favorites of my small collection are my Dixie challenger, Pepsi challenger funny car, cosmo chevelle, 1999 charger concept car, mr fix-it Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a Hershey Jeep cj-7, shark car (no idea what the real name is) and one that is modeled off of a rat and anther that’s modeled after a bat.

    As far as matchbox, my favorite is my blue 71 AMX in racing livery (I own a real 73 AMX).

  5. Whoever wrote this doesn't know their ass from their elbow and I'm pretty sure the narrator didn't spend much time with Hotwheels.

  6. I have a hot wheel watch from the 70s, got it for xmas, the band was original black like a rubber long gone but still have watch, wonder if its collectible

  7. I have a lot from 1968, cars, Traks, battery powered launch pads etc. But here in Sweden, there is no real market for hotwheels. You can buy an old nice car for 10-20USD.

  8. cool but at least my Club Chrome Boss Mustang wasn't. there.
    Get home one day and my super chargers, tracks with bank curves and cars are gone..
    given to the kid across the street.

  9. Dude,like I was on my way to buy a home for my wife and myself when I saw this awesome hotwheels car. Who needs a stupid house anyway?

  10. Considering I have a small collection of Hot Wheels, Corgi and Margoret toy cars from around the 1970s early 1980s. In total I think about 20/35 toy cars. Some in good condition.

  11. Do you have an agenda to rewrite history..?

    Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, also known as the "Red Baron", was a fighter pilot with the German Air Force during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.  🤔💡

  12. I remember the blue camaro in 68 or 69 , I had the original set , it consisted of 10 feet of track , a car and a clamp that held the track onto chairs , tables etc , the car that came with mine was called the silhouette , These original cars were metal , the newer ones are junk plastic . I do recall the beatnik bandit , beach bomb , ( not the rare one ) the Red Baron , one called the deora , ( had a surf board in the back )

  13. I clicked on this video by accident but decided to see what they had listed as "rare". I had #9 with the white interior as shown in the video. I had around 100 or so Hot Wheels, I think I donated them to a local daycare many moons ago. I don't have a good record for holding on to things that might have value later on i.e. traded Kirby Puckett's rookie card for a used Van Halen cassette, yea dummy!

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  15. working out of town right now and can't wait to get home this weekend… grab my three carrying cases of hit wheels/matchbox/johnny lightning cars to see if i have a beatnik bandit. i'm almost positive i do, but can't remember what color. anyway, all of my cars are well used and i wonder if these valuable cars have to be in original packaging? which is gay… cuz i played with my cars all the time like a real manchild!

  16. Interesting video. I'm not sure if I have the Hot Wheels funny car but I have Hot Wheels blue cars, the Hot Wheels I have are from the 90's & up which most are still in the package. I remember when Hot Wheels had the the red stripe on the tires & remember too the design of the center hubs. Anyone excellent & interesting video.

  17. Glad I never threw away my old Hotwheels cars, who knows I probably have some that are worth something.( I even found some Hotwheels cars that was being thrown away and I saved them)

  18. I actually saw that Beach Bomb VW van being sold to the guys on the TV show PAWN STARS but I don't remember how much the guy sold it for to them( I know it was more than 80,000 bucks though)

  19. I still have the Mod Squad Hot Wheel car… even won a race put on at a shopping center in Whittier California with it sometime around 1970! If anyone knows its value please leave a reply 🥇⚡✏

  20. The comment section is better than the video, the mistakes in the video are funny, snoopy and the red Barron made me laugh because there's no fact checking any more, one video said that all the world information is available on the internet, look up open heart surgery, not going to tell you how to operate, lol

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