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How do I find the value of my Hot Wheels cars?

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To find the value of Hot Wheels cars, use an online price guide such as the one written by the North Carolina Hot Wheels Association. This guide uses a star system. Based on the star value of each car, collectors can see a value range for their vehicles. Working with a range is better than specific estimates, because it leaves room for error or price differences caused by economic shifts.

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Some books also contain values for Hot Wheels cars. In some cases, Hot Wheels can be extremely valuable. The more rare the car, the more valuable it may be. For example, only 12 copies of the 1995 Collector Number 271 Funny Car were released, and each one is worth an estimated $3,500 as of 2014.

A pink Volkswagen Beach Bomb with surfboards was made as a prototype in 1969, and as of 2014, only two copies of this exact model have surfaced. One of these toy cars was reported to have been purchased for $72,000 by a collector.

Cars that are in their original packaging, also called blister packs, are usually more valuable than cars that are loose. The condition of the vehicle also affects its value, and if any extras like stickers came with the vehicle, they can also drive up the value.

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