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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