I am interested in only toy cars made before 1980
a lot of people have heard the story of the one-of-a-kind Mattel designer prototype that is rumored to have sold for $70k and you do not have one
better condition than yours are in.
However no matter how nicely you talk to that book it will
not buy your cars.
Hot Wheels display
Hot Wheels display
Hot Wheels Race car on display at a convention in California
Here I am at a Hot Wheels convention with friends from Milwaukee
Many of us are 42 to 52 years old now and have forgotten about collecting. But some are actively collecting right now. Fortunately lots of toy cars are still are packed away in attics, basements, and garages. The challenge for collectors is to find those collections and hopefully add more cars to our own collections. Matchbox cars are easy to collect as there were only 75 cars made in 1969 and they each came in only one color. All you need is one of each, preferably mint-in-the-original-box. You can add about 10 additional models and have all the 1968 s as well. Most of the Matchbox cars were bought by our parents who liked how real they looked. They were rather plain and did not race well so when Hot Wheels came out in 1968 they totally kicked Matchbox cars butt!
1. You have 1,000 or more cars you bought from Wal-Mart in the last 20 years
2. You have Hot Wheels cars that you found with your metal detector
3. You kept your cars in a coffee can and feel that there is still some paint left
4. You think that your cars are really nice for being 30 + years old when
actually they are all beat up
5. Your Matchbox cars are used and their boxes long gone
Just send me a few photos so I can see if you have interesting cars
is in Mint Condition Everyone wants this condition but not everyone can afford it
is in Near Mint
condition and is popular and affordable
condition and is affordable but not real popular
and has only sentimental value
are in Poor Condition
and have only sentimental value
With this information I can determine the value of the collection and make an offer for them. I will buy Hot Wheels in just about any condition. You can e-mail this information to me or call (503) 956-3708 to discuss your collection.