Seeing headlines like this makes me wish I never would’ve gotten rid of all my old toys, baseball cards, records, and anything else that I ditched when I thought I outgrew it. Doh!
Celebrity toy collector Joel Magee has an ultra-rare Hot Wheels Camaro toy car from 1968 that he says is worth as much as $100,000.
What’s so special about it? First of all, the car is white. Designers at Mattel would put white enamel on prototype cars so they could check for imperfections. Only a few of these white prototypes were know to have been accidentally packaged and released to retailers.
In fact, the car Magee has is one of the original 16 models of the car that Mattel made in 1968.
Magee said, “I’ve collected toys forever and this Hot Wheels Camaro is the Holy Grail of collectibles. I am beyond excited to have found it to add to my vast collection. This car is so extremely rare that there is only one known example which is this one. Imagine something that originally sold for 59 cents now being worth upwards of $100,000!”
Magee said that he has no plans to sell the car and instead will take it to toy shows and media appearances throughout the country.
Talk about a lucky find! Keep your eyes open next time you’re out thrift shopping or you are poking around in your attic!