Hot Wheels Camaro valued at the same price as four real Camaros

Esteemed toy collector Joel Magee of Pawn Stars fame has acquired a prototype of an original Hot Wheels Camaro that was part of the 1968 "Sweet 16" series of the first Hot Wheels cars. Magee says the Camaro is valued at US$100,000 although, in reality, it is only worth whatever someone will pay for it. Apparently the white enamel paint indicates that it was a prototype. From Carscoops:

Only a “few” prototypes are known to have been mistakenly sent to retailers and most buyers would have been clueless. That appears to be what happened to the Camaro as it was found among a set of several other Hot Wheels cars. Joel examined the collection and consulted a Hot Wheels expert to determine that the “lone white Camaro was, in fact, the rarest of rare.”

Magee says the Camaro is the third rarest Hot Wheels car and the only one of its kind believed to exist. That puts it in rare company as “The Beach Bomb and the Olds 442 are the only other rare Hot Wheels on the level of the white enamel Hong Kong Camaro.”

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Restoring a 50 year-old Hot Wheels model car

baremetalHW collects, revives and customizes Hot Wheels toys. Above, a 1968 Deora is restored to its original glory; he shows the paints and techniques required to get it right. Below, a contemporary model is turned into a Mad Max monster.

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One man's million dollar Hot Wheels collection

Bruce Pascal's Hot Wheels collection is worth an estimated $1 million. Fifteen percent of the value though is in one car: a pink VW Beach Bomb Rear-Loader. (Barcroft TV)

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Hot Wheels retro Batmobile

This die cast Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment collection Batmobile brings me a ton of joy.

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GoPro modded on a Hot Wheels chassis

5MadMovieMakers revealed how they make their cool POV videos of Hot Wheels cars flying down tracks: a GoPro Hero affixed to Pharadox Hot Wheels Chassis. Read the rest

Hot Wheels POV ride through jumps, loops, even underwater

Robert Carlson's Hot Wheels Road Trip takes viewers on a wild POV ride on hundreds of feet of Hot Wheels track. Read the rest

Watch a Hot Wheels dashcam road trip

Directed by Robert Carlos, filmmaker and author, who "spends his spare time playing with toys and riding roller coasters."

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Hot Wheels retro Mystery Machine

Just like the Mystery Machine I had when I was a kid. I traded it to Takumi Kobayashi for some blue edition star wars cards.

Quality on the van is great. Evidently retro Hot Wheels are just like we remember.

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Darth Vader's car

Darth Vader's car as imagined and built (life-size) by Hot Wheels. Read the rest