The custom 1970 Ed Shaver AMX, 1995 collector number 271 Funny Car, 1968 custom Volkswagen without a sunroof and 1968 “Cheetah” Base Python are some of the most rare and valuable Hot Wheel cars of all time, according to Antique Trader magazine. Other cars of significant value include the purple 1971 Oldsmobile 442 and the pink 1969 rear-loading Volkswagen Beach Bomb.
Made in the United Kingdom, the AMX only comes in blue and is valued at approximately $4,000, as of 2015. The car is valued highly due to its Ed Shaver decals and the blister pack it came in. Mattel sponsored Shaver's drag racer AMX. These cars were available at the racetracks where Shaver raced his real car as well as through proof-of-purchase points collected on the backs of Hot Wheels packages and through cereal box giveaways.
Due to the way 12 cards were printed on a sheet at the time, only 12 of the Funny Cars were packaged and released on the blue card with white collector number 271. In its blister pack, this car is worth $3,500. As of 2015, only six of the original packages have been found.
Worth roughly $1,500, the original 1968 Volkswagen Hot Wheels car has several unique features, such as no plastic side windows and a different interior. Made in Hong Kong, the car was only available in Europe. While most of these cars are blue, the rarest ones are green, red, orange and copper enamel.